Artist Adam Walmon Creates A Custom-Designed Gin Tonic Glass
Beginning on National Gin & Tonic day Oct 19, guests of AC Hotels’ 40+ hotels in North America can enjoy AC’s Gin Tonic cocktails in a custom glass hand-blown by sculptural glass artist Adam Walmon, “scientifically developed to heighten the taste, aroma and palate experience for the drinker,” the hotel announced in a press release.
It took three years to develop between Walmon, photographer and AC brand ambassador Nigel Barker and Bacardi.
To accompany the glass, AC Hotels partnered with Bacardi to create a unique tonic recipe using exotic ingredients from all over the world. Paired with Bombay Sapphire East Gin – a combination of unique botanicals including Thai Lemongrass and Vietnamese Black Peppercorn, and the world’s first gin specifically designed to pair with tonic – the drink is presented with garnishes of fresh orange peel and a thinly-sliced lime wheel to emphasize the flavor profile.
“As a brand that prides itself on obsessing over the details, we are proud to unveil AC Hotels’ carefully-crafted Gin Tonic glass and signature cocktail which evokes the European soul of the brand,” said Benoit Racle, Senior Global Brand Director, AC Hotels by Marriott.
“The artistry of Bacardi’s House of Bombay Gins, in concert with the scientific expertise used to create the glass and Nigel’s keen eye for design ties together to ensure our guests will enjoy a Gin Tonic like they have never experienced before.”
“Growing up in Europe where the combination of gin and tonic is viewed with upmost reverence, my design was inspired by a glass I bought in Biot, France at the age of 22,” said Nigel Barker, AC Hotels by Marriott Brand Ambassador. “Like AC Hotels, the Gin Tonic glass is a refined elevation of the traditional, developed to enhance the guest experience.”
The glass will also be available for purchase at the hotel’s on-property AC Stores in North America. It will be rolled out to the brand’s 125+ properties globally next year.
• Link: AC Hotels by Marriott website