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Giles Deacon designs ‘whisky stones’ for Heathrow travellers

Giles Deacon designs ‘whisky stones’ for Heathrow travellers

Fashion designer Giles Deacon has created a set of bespoke whisky stones exclusively available through duty free stores at London’s Heathrow Airport.

The stones are part of the airport’s month-long Whisky Experience event, which aims to educate consumers on the category and showcase different products.

Available to buy as a limited edition for £70 from World Duty Free stores and World of Whiskies stores, Deacon’s whisky stones have been created using soapstone and are intended as a substitute to ice cubes to cool your whisky without watering it down.

The stones and accompanying pouch feature a paisley pattern inspired by William Morris.

“I’m a huge fan of whisky and particularly enjoy sipping on Japanese blends whenever I travel, so what better way to keep my drink cool than to add a couple of hand crafted whisky stones to my tumbler,” said Deacon. Giles Deacon has worked at luxury fashion brands including Bottega Veneta and the Gucci Group.

“The inspiration for my design came from a print inspired by the Victorian textile designer and writer William Morris. I love the idea that passengers can take a little inspiration from British history with them on their travels from Britain’s most iconic airport.”

The Whisky Experience, run by World Duty Free, is an annual event at Heathrow and will this year take place on 27 April with 300 different whiskies across all categories on sale and a number of experts on hand throughout May to offer support to consumers.

Find out more at World Duty Free

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Source: http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2016/04/giles-deacon-creates-whisky-rocks-for-heathrow/

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