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Fashion designer Richard Quinn collaborates with Royal Salute for whisky collection

Tom Shearsmith
20 September 2021

British Scotch whisky distiller Royal Salute has unveiled the first release of its Couture Collection; a new line of collectable whiskies celebrating cutting-edge creativity in fashion.

The inaugural expression of the new collection has been designed in collaboration with rising star in British couture fashion Richard Quinn.

Unveiled as part of London Fashion Week 2021, the 21 Year Old Richard Quinn Edition is inspired by the designer’s unique style of reinterpreting classic flower patterns with a modern and edgy twist. The resulting bespoke and vivid print adorns a limited edition flagon, available in two colourways.

The collaboration between Royal Salute and Richard Quinn is rooted in a shared desire to push their craft beyond expectation. Pushing the boundaries of whisky blending is at the heart of Royal Salute, whilst Richard Quinn’s bold, elegant and emotive style has seen him receive critical acclaim, notably from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, honouring his work with the prestigious Award for British Design in 2018.

Richard Quinn // Royal Salute

Speaking on the collaboration, Richard Quinn said: “Being able to spark creatively with Royal Salute has been an amazing experience. Witnessing craftsmanship and innovation within different expertise has always fascinated me, so exploring the world of expertly blended and high-aged whisky for the first time was such a powerful source of inspiration.

“The collaboration has been a real creative process and I’m thrilled that the expression that resulted from this great partnership encapsulates both of our passions in a truly modern way. I love the thought that my designs for Royal Salute will be collected and treasured for years to come by whisky and fashion lovers around the world.”

Royal Salute’s impact on the global fashion stage is set to last with a second expression within the Couture Collection, an ultra-limited spirit with a new design and blend, cited for release in 2022.

The Royal Salute Couture Collection 21 Year Old Richard Quinn Edition will be released in limited quantities from later this month.

The Royal Salute Couture Collection 21 Year Old Richard Quinn Edition will be released in limited quantities from September 2021, and available at select retailers worldwide for £180.

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