Giles Deacon creates whisky rocks for Heathrow

19th April, 2016 by Amy Hopkins

Fashion designer Giles Deacon has created a set of bespoke whisky stones that will be exclusively available through duty free stores in Heathrow Airport.

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Renowned fashion designer Giles Deacon has created whisky rocks with a paisley pattern

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

Available as a limited edition to customers who spend £70 or more on whisky from World Duty Free stores and World of Whiskies stores, Deacon’s whisky stones have been created using soapstone and are intended to substitute ice cubes to cool whisky.

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

Giles Deacon has worked at luxury fashion brands including Bottega Veneta and the Gucci Group, and presented his first collection in 2004.

“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.

“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.

Whisky is the best-selling beverage at Heathrow with almost 1.1 million bottles sold each year.

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