Ballantine’s Artist Series with Leif Podhajsky


We added credibility to Ballantine’s association with music by creating category leading, contemporary packaging design with one of the UK’s hottest album artists


Ballantine’s Scotch whisky have made a major push into engaging younger drinkers into the category through music. But their Limited Edition gift packaging traditionally focused on classical Scottish & whisky imagery, which doesn’t resonate with a more design conscious, discerning music fan.

Music-related packaging often defaults to hideous clichés. Amps, decks, speakers; the lazy assumption – simple minded shoppers require simple design. Our approach? We treated the packaging like album artwork. Working with renowned sleeve designer Leif Podhajsky we reimagined traditional whisky imagery & created something unmissable.


3 stunning packs in Leif’s uniquely abstract style, plus a very limited edition, 3D printed case created exclusively for the French Market.

1.4 million packs sold in 32 markets worldwide

2.5%+ sales uplift YOY

Not forgetting… Global press coverage across the world’s most influential music titles