‘In pioneering an entirely new luxury category for prestige rums with its award-winning products,’ Dictator is all set to launch the 5 decades collection in association with Richard Orlinski. It aims to celebrate five decades of the French contemporary artist and is a one-of-its-kind assortment of rums for spirit as well as art connoisseurs.
It will include limited-edition sculpted bottles designed by Orlinski that are inspired by his signature subject Wild Kong. Each of the editions will be available in five exclusive colorways [Silver / Red / Black / Gold / Blue], with 25 pieces hand-painted and signed by the artist himself.
Doubling as an artwork as well as a decanter, the collaboration marks the first time within the rum category, has been wholly encased within an artwork. As for the rum encased within it, it comes from finely aged and personally selected 1966 / 1976 / 1986 / 1996 / 2006 casks and has been blended by Dictador Distillery Master Hernan Parra.
Commenting on it, Dictador’s Creative Director, Ken Grier, said, “This groundbreaking collaboration with one of the world’s most exciting and renowned contemporary artists is another big step for Dictador. The brand is the definitive investment-grade rum and is certainly one of the world’s most dynamic and admired fine and rare spirits due to its outstanding record on innovation, superb quality, authentic stories, and stunning aesthetic. This latest collaboration sees us operating at the pinnacle of the most desired, collectable, and coolest spirits in the world with the launch of these beautifully crafted art pieces.”
Remarking similarly, Orlinski noted, “I am very happy to bring my creative vision to this collaboration. It is, for me, the fusion between two universes and cultures as different, as complementary. I wanted to bring a creative notion to dress this collection of spirits so that it is unique. It’s a way of taking up a challenge; to bring art where we don’t expect it.”
Retailing for $46,174 Approximately (with the 25 pieces hand-painted and signed by the artist available from $1,15,464), the Dictador x Orlinski 5 Decades collection is available upon request via [email protected]