Your bar never looked so good. Ballantine’s unveiled a range of Limited Edition gift packs designed by renowned artist Leif Podhajsky, who you might know for creating some of the most beautiful album artwork over the last decade.

The unveiling took place at the Ace Hotel in Shoreditch, London in collaboration with Cover Club. Leif Podhajsky was in attendance to talk about his inspiration behind some of his iconic artwork and of course, inspiration behind the Limited Edition gift packs he did with Ballantine’s. Tom Furse of The Horrors provided the music for the evening, who is both a creative collaborator and friend of Leif.

“Before starting on the designs for Ballantine’s I spent time in Scotland exploring the rugged, natural landscapes and getting to understand the process of whisky making to get inspiration. Immersing myself in this way is exactly how I work when I’m designing album cover artwork too; after a while something just clicks and the designs start to form organically. I take inspiration from everything in my life; the Ballantine’s Artist Series partnership has given me complete creative freedom and allowed me to stay true to my own artistic style.”

I was lucky enough to get my hands on a gift pack designed by Podhajsky, and must say they are absolutely stunning. The Ballantine’s Finest Tin was designed to capture the movement of the liquid, focusing on the color and depth of the whisky blend.

Ballentine's Finest Artist Series Tin

The Ballantine’s Finest Sleeve, which wraps perfectly snug around a bottle of Ballantine’s, was inspired by two of the most vital and natural elements involved in the whisky production process: fire and water.

Ballentine's Finest Sleeve from Artist Series

Last, but certainly not least, the Ballantine’s 12 Year Old Tin was made to be an abstract interpretation of Scotland’s scenic beauty. Leif focused on Scotland’s Highlands region and the country’s flowing streams.

Ballantine's 12 Year Artist Series Tin

These limited edition gift packs went on sale in October and can be found on

Learn more about the man behind the collaboration with ‘Ballantine’s Presents: The Artist Series with Leif Podhajsky’.