I’m sure there are times when you’ve found yourself in a liquor store considering buying a bottle based solely on its attractive design or label. But you’re never guaranteed that what’s in the bottle is as impressive as the packaging. However, with Perfume Trees Gin from Hong Kong, you get both: award winning small batch gin in drop-dead gorgeous packaging.
Perfume Trees Craft Gin
With 18 years of professional bartending and bar consulting experience in Europe and Hong Kong, Kit Cheung is the main founder and artistic driving force behind the brand.
Along with partner Joseph Cheung, the two converted a village house in the outskirts of Hong Kong into a lab and their craft gin was born.
Five inspired botanicals; Champaca (a magnolia from the Bailan tree), sandalwood, tangerine peel, longjing green tea and Chinese angelica from Hong Kong are harmoniously coupled with eight classically recognized gin tones to create sumptuous and refreshing aromas.
Since its launch, Perfume Trees Gin has been awarded in almost every major competition in the world*. But enough about the taste. Look at the bottle designs, collaborations and packaging. They are award-worthy as well.
Perfume Trees gin, 500 ml bottle:
Elegant black character illustration and watercolors of a stylized tree and birds grace the front of the label which is printed on the far side of the bottle.
Under The Bailin Tree, 50ml bottle and box:
A mini 50ml bottle of the gin presented in a stunning engraved walnut wood box inset with engraved glass panels.
Under The Bailin Tree X Storyteller
Their special edition “Under The Bailin Tree” set is a mini collection of six 50ml bottles, each in an engraved special wooden box accompanied by the story and illustration.
For the set, Kit and Joseph collaborated with the local storytelling art brand “StoryTeller” and Polish illustrator Mateusz Kolekto to create a series of stories and different characters using 6 keywords and their imagination.
The final illustration is distributed across the six bottles.
And each comes in its own wooden box with glass etched cover.
Credits for the StoryTeller edition:
Creative & Art direction by Alice Lee
Writer : Wong Yue Hang & Chu Po Wing
*Among Perfume Trees Gin most notable awards are the following:
-Gin Masters 2020- Gin Masters
-SIP Award 2019-Best of Class, Platinum
-San Francisco World Spirits Awards- Gold
-Great Taste Award 2020- 2 stars
HKIWSC 2020- Gold
World Gin Award 2020- World’s Best Label Design
Sourced from Hong Kong and distilled in the Netherlands.. Free shipping to Hong Kong address (except outlying islands and remote areas).
all images and information courtesy of Perfume Trees Gin