NEW YORK, May 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- As a category leader in the U.S., The Glenlivet is on a mission to rethink tradition this gifting season while opening up the single malt category to a new generation of consumers. The brand is inviting new people, original ideas and fresh perspectives into the category with a revitalized approach to the full portfolio design and collaborations with Inez & Vinoodh and actress La La Anthony to launch creative initiatives this season.
Debuting this month, The Glenlivet is delivering a refreshed vision for the scotch whisky category through the most groundbreaking bottle redesign in the brand's history. The bright and bold new packaging challenges the historically traditional category by leveraging the power of color to inject modernity and energize the portfolio. The longstanding green glass bottle has been replaced with a clear bottle, accentuating the golden hues of the whisky and modern redesigned logos. Also, to celebrate the heritage of The Glenlivet, which means 'smooth-flowing one', a smooth-flowing curve has been introduced to the label to unify the collection. A new look with the same smooth taste, The Glenlivet 12-Year-Old and The Glenlivet Founder's Reserve expressions are the first to undergo the modern transformation, followed by the rest of the core range.
In support of the brand's bold redesign, The Glenlivet has collaborated with renowned fashion and fine art photographers, Inez & Vinoodh. Through this partnership, these iconic fashion photographers are focusing their camera lenses on a new subject – single malt scotch whisky. Inez & Vinoodh will produce a disruptive, visual approach that highlights the portfolio's new modernized packaging and help bring a fresh perspective to the category. The Inez & Vinoodh creative will come to life through brand communications this spring.
Continuing the notion of opening up the category to new audiences, The Glenlivet is looking to rejuvenate the season of gift giving this Mother's Day and Father's Day, while giving consumers the chance to be among the first to gift the new contemporary look of The Glenlivet bottle design.
"I'm incredibly empowered by the work we're doing at The Glenlivet to embrace the next generation of single malt drinkers," said Sona Bajaria, Vice President of Marketing, The Glenlivet, Pernod Ricard USA. "As we inject this sense of modernity into a traditional category, we're asking ourselves 'why aren't we talking about Mother's Day?' and thrilled to be inviting bold thinkers like La La Anthony to be part of these new perspectives as we push the category forward through Mother's Day, Father's Day and beyond."
In a bold first that will push gifting beyond traditional single malt occasions and into the hearts of special holidays such as Mother's Day and Father's Day, The Glenlivet is presenting The Drop Shop: Mother's Day Edition, an immersive Mother's Day shopping experience by New Stand, in partnership with actress, businesswoman and power mom, La La Anthony. This gifting pop-up experience will be presented at New Stand at 306 Bowery Street, New York on May 4 – 12, 2019, where the reinvented and reimagined retail destination will host a curated selection of La La's picks that celebrate the inspirational mothers in our lives, in addition to The Glenlivet personalized labeling stations to toast to these bold women with a quality single malt.
La La is also taking the conversation online with a fresh take on celebrating the dynamic mom's in her life that have driven her to open up to new ideas and think differently. This year in partnership with The Glenlivet, La La is doing something new to thank inspirational moms everywhere – a toast & gift from The Glenlivet – because flowers wilt, whisky won't. Viewers can check out the video content at @TheGlenlivet_US.
"For too long the perception has been that scotch is for men and only a gift for Father's Day, but who says women don't love scotch and want whisky this Mother's Day?," said La La Anthony. "We're fortunate to be in a society where we can push change and celebrate powerful opinions and people. Working alongside The Glenlivet to be part of this movement is an empowering feeling and I'm proud to toast to all moms in the world driving change."
The Drop Shop: Mother's Day Edition presented by The Glenlivet will also allow consumers to get a sneak peek of the New Stand Bowery location before its grand opening later this month. A mission that is parallel with that of The Glenlivet, New Stand enhances the routines of people and address consumers' changing needs and wants, including the way they discover new products. The Drop Shop will be open daily from May 4 – 12, 2019 from the hours of 12PM – 9PM (Monday – Friday), 11AM – 10PM (Saturday) and 12PM – 6PM (Sunday). Consumers are also invited to join The Glenlivet for a special, celebratory shopping experience just ahead of Mother's Day on Saturday, May 11 from 3PM – 6PM. Visit the event page here for more information on The Drop Shop: Mother's Day Edition, presented by The Glenlivet.
Consumers can join The Glenlivet community by visiting www.theglenlivet.com or follow @TheGlenlivet_US for the latest happenings or to find out more about The Glenlivet.
About Pernod Ricard USA
Pernod Ricard USA is the premium spirits and wine company in the U.S., and the largest subsidiary of Paris, France-based Pernod Ricard SA, the world's no. 2 in wines and spirits. The company's leading spirits and wines include such prestigious brands as Absolut® Vodka, Chivas Regal® Scotch Whisky, The Glenlivet® Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Jameson® Irish Whiskey, Malibu®, Kahlúa® Liqueur, Beefeater® Gin, Seagram's Extra Dry Gin®, Martell® Cognac, Hiram Walker® Liqueurs, Pernod®, Ricard® and Avión™ Tequila; such superior wines as Jacob's Creek®, Kenwood® Vineyards and Brancott Estate®; and such exquisite champagnes and sparkling wines as Perrier-Jouët® Champagne, G.H. Mumm™ Champagne and Mumm Napa® sparkling wines.
Pernod Ricard USA is based in New York, New York, and has roughly 650 employees across the country. Pernod Ricard USA urges all adults to consume its products responsibly and has an active campaign to promote responsible drinking. For more information on this, please visit: www.responsibility.org.
About New Stand
New Stand is re-imagining what the modern 'newsstand' should be through technology, media and retail. New Stand's store locations feature modern design and a refreshing mix of products that turns boring convenience retail into an engaging experience. Stores are complemented by New Stand's free mobile app, which is 'restocked' daily with content and enables self-checkout. New Stand has grown rapidly into numerous formats — airports, malls, offices, residential, and transit — and will have over 100 locations by the end of 2019.
306 Bowery in NYC, New Stand's latest location, is a hub for shopping, content and community and serves as a launch pad for the people and ideas making the world more interesting and more fun. The bi-level location spans a full city block and offers a flagship New Stand stores as well as over 2,000 square-feet of event, media, programming and pop-up retail space for brand partners. www.newstand.com.
SOURCE Pernod Ricard USA