This mechanical sculpture with a self pouring decanter is specially created to serve rare whiskey on a superyacht without spilling it.


Forget about installing game rooms, beauty salons, and spas in superyachts. We’ve got a contraption that will make billionaires shriek with excitement – Philos, by The Glenrothes. Before we dive into the details, as someone who has extensively covered superyachts, my initial reaction to Philos is that it’s the perfect addition to a multi-million-dollar floating asset. It exudes flair and flamboyance and adds a whole new level of fun to raising a toast. It’s a world-first in the world of yachting, a fascinating union of whisky and design on the deck of a luxury vessel.


“As someone who has extensively covered superyachts, my first reaction to Philos is that it’s the perfect addition to a multi-million-dollar floating asset. It exudes flair, flamboyance, and adds a whole new level of fun to raising a toast. It’s a world-first in the world of yachting, a fascinating union of whisky and design on the deck of a luxury vessel.”Anna Lisa Stone, the head of creative for The Glenrothes, explains, “For me, the logic was simple. If a client is going to enjoy any whisky – but especially incredibly fine and rare whisky – at sea, then how do you create the most enriching imbibing experience possible?”


The idea behind Philos is simple, but the execution is fantastic. The gimbal decanter is perfect for pouring the most exclusive and expensive whiskies at sea without spillage. It’s not only easy on the eyes but also an incredible collectible for discerning connoisseurs who live lavishly aboard the most luxurious yachts. “The idea behind Philos is simple, but its execution is fantastic. The gimbal decanter is perfect for pouring the most exclusive and expensive whiskies at sea without a drop being spilled. It’s not only aesthetically pleasing but also a remarkable collectible for connoisseurs living in luxury aboard the most opulent yachts.”

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The spherical structure boasts gleaming armillary spheres, a hand-painted protective shroud, an antique compass, and the all-important gimbal, all set at a precise 23.5-degree angle. The exterior is adorned with hand-painted deep-sea blues and greens, which are unveiled by drawing back its six interlocking leaves to reveal a hand-blown crystal decanter securely held in a four-way gimbal. Philos is a sculptural beauty engineered with the utmost precision and skill.


“The spherical structure of Philos features gleaming armillary spheres, a hand-painted protective shroud, an antique compass, and the all-important gimbal, all set at a precise 23.5-degree angle. Its exterior is adorned with hand-painted deep-sea blues and greens, which are unveiled by drawing back its six interlocking leaves to reveal a hand-blown crystal decanter securely held in a four-way gimbal. Philos is a sculptural masterpiece crafted with the utmost precision and skill.”


According to Boat International, Philos is an “Objet d’art of the high seas,” with its armillary spheres, hand-painted protective shroud, antique compass, and the all-important gimbal. Stone elaborates on the concept, saying, “The crux of the idea was to use this object to protect a whisky so special that not a single drop could be spilled. We identified the perfect liquid: Demijohn 1969. In a cool, dark corner of The Glenrothes warehouse cellar, behind locked bars, is a small and finite collection of dust-covered demi-johns. The whisky within was laid down in the late 1960s and has been preserved in glass in the bowels of our distillery for nearly a decade. It is a beautiful and truly unrepeatable liquid from a bygone era. A story in every sip.”

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She adds, “We began with our precious liquid. We needed to protect each drop so that it could be enjoyed on the open sea without any fear of spillage during the pour. Secondly, we aimed for unparalleled beauty, attention to detail, and storytelling to envelop our prized whisky. Finally, the experience must be seamless and delightful, with a dash of theater. We began with our precious liquid. We needed to protect each drop so that it could be enjoyed on the open sea without any fear of spillage during the pour. Secondly, we aimed for unparalleled beauty, attention to detail, and storytelling to envelop our prized whisky. Finally, the experience must be seamless and delightful, with a dash of theater.”

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