The Dalmore and V&A Dundee – Presenting The Luminary Series

Supporting the Museum

V&A Dundee and The Dalmore are working together to champion and nurture creative talent through an innovative and collaborative partnership. Together, we are cultivating a global platform for contemporary designers that celebrates Scotland’s heritage and commitment to craftsmanship.

The four-year collaboration advocates for exceptional design on a global scale and offers crucial support for the museum.

The Luminary Series

Starting in 2022, the series will see the release of three editions, each containing two exceptional whiskies: The Rare and The Collectible. Each release in The Luminary Series brings visionary design talent to the fore through a bespoke showcase of a unique bottling by The Dalmore’s whisky makers.

A bottle of whisky on a wooden stand.

The Luminary Series No 1 – 2022 Edition

The Luminary Series No.1 – 2022 Edition showcases the combined skills of two masters and their protégés: internationally acclaimed architect Kengo Kuma and Maurizio Mucciola.

A bottle of whisky in a glass sculpture

The Luminary Series No 2 – 2024 Edition

The Luminary Series No.2 – 2024 Edition sees the whisky and its sculptural housing designed by Melodie Leung, Director at Zaha Hadid Architects, with Gregg Glass, Master Whisky Maker at The Dalmore

Decades in the making

In September 2021, the partnership produced an inspirational in-conversation event in the museum with Dr Gus Casely-Hayford OBE, Director of V&A East, and acclaimed designer, Grace Wales Bonner, as well as the release of Decades in the Making, a short film by Scottish film-makers STROMA Films, to explore creative inspiration and the development of potential over time, coinciding with seminal career moments for Architect Kengo Kuma and Master Distiller Richard Paterson OBE.

Visit The Dalmore's website for more information on The Luminary Series.

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