David Adjaye, the designer of an oak case for the the world’s oldest single malt, Gordon & MacPhail’s 80-year-old Glenlivet whisky. Photo: Handout
David Adjaye, the designer of an oak case for the the world’s oldest single malt, Gordon & MacPhail’s 80-year-old Glenlivet whisky. Photo: Handout
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Q&A | The world’s oldest single malt, Gordon & MacPhail’s 80-year-old Glenlivet whisky, is up for auction – and David Adjaye crafted a case that’s just as luxurious – exclusive interview

  • The limited-edition whisky was distilled in 1940, the year Winston Churchill became prime minister, and Sotheby’s will sell the first decanter in Hong Kong on October 7
  • The world-renowned architect’s previous work in wood includes London’s Sclera pavilion and IBA Hamburg – so what did he design for the Scotch whisky brand?

David Adjaye, the designer of an oak case for the the world’s oldest single malt, Gordon & MacPhail’s 80-year-old Glenlivet whisky. Photo: Handout
David Adjaye, the designer of an oak case for the the world’s oldest single malt, Gordon & MacPhail’s 80-year-old Glenlivet whisky. Photo: Handout
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