BenRiach whisky inspires men’s fashion line

9th July, 2018 by Amy Hopkins

BenRiach distillery has moved into fashion with the launch of a line that “celebrates the creative approaches to whisky distilling and clothing design”.

Kestin Hare’s new fashion line takes inspiration from BenRiach distillery

The garments have been created in collaboration with Scottish menswear designer Kestin Hare, whose new 2019 spring collection features five different items “inspired by the whisky, landscape and architecture of the BenRiach distillery”.

“Driven by a creative approach to whisky distilling, cask maturation and blending, all in the pursuit of flavour, we are delighted to join forces with Kestin Hare menswear to create experimental, handcrafted, whisky-inspired products for 2019,” said Stewart Buchanan, BenRiach global brand ambassador.

Hare teamed up with cotton manufacturer Halley Stevenson to create peat-dyed garments. His ‘shop coat’ has been coloured to reflect two BenRiach whiskies.

Buchanan continued: “The garments are inspired by our eclectic mix of cask types and two of our distinct styles of Scottish whisky – heavily peated 10-year-old Curiositas and four cask matured 21 year old non-peated.”

Hare added: “I’m a big fan of weaving in Scottish heritage into my collections, and when I went to visit the BenRiach distillery I was so charmed by the process, the whisky, the people and the location, it gave me lots to play with.

“I think we have developed a high impact capsule collection with real depth and meaning to the story. The colours and textures are beautiful and the garment-dyed element ensures that every garment has a unique finish, which I think is a nice touch.”

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