At Signet we are proud to have created an array of beautiful bespoke packaging for a range of clients. This gallery shows just a selection of the luxury packaging we have created for customers in the past. From the beautiful badges for Monkey Shoulder whisky to faux wax seals for Hotel Chocolat, there isn’t much that we can’t do. If you are inspired by any of the designs and want us to create some unique packaging for your business please get in touch with our friendly team.
There’s a fascinating story behind ‘Old Tom’ gins, which are slightly sweeter and drier than their London counterparts. Back in the days of prohibition owing to the Gin Craze, public houses would hang a sign outside in the shape of black cat to let patrons know they could get Old Tom ‘under the counter’.
Sacred Distillery’s Old Tom features the feline in question on a stunning gold foiled label with an art deco feel, so when the company approached us for help with embellishing the bottle, we were inspired straight away! We created a ‘cat collar’ for the bottle neck using wide elastic, and produced a sweet little die cast bell and a matching charm in the style of a name tag to carry on the theme. The bottle was finished off to perfection with the addition of a Signet ribbon tear strip and high quality sealing wax in black.
The Wild Geese Irish Honey Liqueur is the first and only super premium honey liqueur produced in Ireland, offering an alternative for traditional whiskey drinkers, and a mild introduction to the spirit for new consumers. Seeking a standout look for their one of a kind product, Wild Geese approached Signet to create a large, faux wax seal for the front of the bottle. A custom die was created featuring the brand’s signature honeybee marque and slogan in relief, which was further highlighted with black print. The reverse of the seal was curved to fit the face of the bottle and the whole piece was designed to sit perfectly inside a shaped location area.
When you’re approached by one of the UK’s leading experts on wax to produce a wax seal for their luxury packaging, there’s no pressure, right? We were thrilled to be chosen by Wick & Tallow to recreate their wax seal-style logo in three dimensions and a kaleidoscope of colours, to adorn the top of their signature cylindrical boxes. The injection-moulded plastic seals not only look fantastic, they also help to differentiate between the different scents in the candle range and reed diffusers.
An Irish classic, Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey is beloved around the world and a collector’s edition is always sought after by connoisseurs. The brand created this beautiful ceramic whiskey crock in conjunction with Wade Ceramics in Stoke-on-Trent and approached Signet for advice on a final flourish and security seal. These old jugs would have traditionally been sealed with a stopper bound to the handle with ribbon, so we used this as a starting point, adding a beautiful gold grosgrain ribbon with strategically placed adhesive backing to make the stopper tamper-evident. We then developed a Levere faux wax seal with selective resin doming to create a three-dimensional sticker in glimmering gold, which holds the end of the ribbon in place.
A relative newcomer to the Irish whiskey market, The Wild Geese takes its name from the soldiers who left Ireland’s shores in the 16th and 17th centuries. For their range of rare whiskies, the company wanted a flourish that would add a touch of luxury to the bottles. Signet developed a simple neck embellishment featuring a faux wax seal with the date 1691, made from injection moulded polymer and attached to a ribbon strip with adhesive backing that holds the embellishment securely in place when it’s applied around the base of the bottle neck.
A renowned London purveyor of fine foods and beverages the East India Company has a global heritage and the company brought all of this eclectic experience to bear on the creation of its very own London Dry Gin. We were delighted to be invited to collaborate on the creation of three luxury bottle embellishments to enrich the ethereal look of the frosted glass bottle. We produced a die cast cartouche, Marque flexible aluminium neck wrap and bottle stopper, all featuring the company’s logo and strapline. The cartouche features a compound curve to the reverse for a precise fit, while the two-part, embossed aluminium neck wrap uses a special adhesive to prevent wrinkling. Finally, enamel was added to the relief on the cartouche to bring a touch of colour to the overall look.
Established in 2015, Dublin’s Teeling Distillery is the first new whiskey distillery to open in the city for 125 years – but the family behind the business has a long whiskey-making tradition. To emphasise the company’s heritage, Teeling opted for vintage style branding based on the hand-painted signage of yesteryear, and approached Signet for help to create a dual purpose neck wrap for two of it’s limited edition bottlings. We came up with a beautiful antique bronze self-adhesive Marque label with gold foiled accents and a shaped, perforated tab that adheres across the edge of the bottle stopper, creating a tamper evident security seal.
Seeking a smart, functional solution for a stunning limited-edition boxed whiskey in their 24-year-old ‘Revival’ series, Teeling once again turned to the team at Signet for help to create something befitting of their deluxe product. Since the bottle already featured a metal stopper with a distinctive grooved edge, we knew we could build on this in the design. We created a highly effective and innovative tamper seal by looping a waxed cotton cord around this groove, and then securing in place with an o-ring and a printed neck wrap made from our Marque flexible aluminium label range. The ensemble was finished off with a die-cast silver charm featuring the Teeling logo, which is used as a pull to break the seal with the cord. Simple yet stunning!
Dating back to 1820, RL Seale’s is one of Barbados’ oldest trading houses and its 10-year-old Gold Rum has to be one of the most inventive bottles we’ve seen, created in captivating black glass with a slightly ‘melted’ appearance and a label that directs the customer’s attention to the centerpiece – a beautiful, die-cast brass coin.
Produced for Royal Brackla’s 200th anniversary, the brand’s 35 year old ‘Kings Own’ limited edition whisky is undoubtedly one of the most prestigious projects we’ve worked on. The design for each of the 100 limited edition bottles is inspired by classic Royal iconography including the crown, orb and sceptre, and features a stunning glass stopper wrapped in sterling silver. The bottles are presented in a fully lined, leather-wrapped and lockable presentation box. Signet’s part in this exciting project was the creation of the die-cast metal keys that open the lockable presentation box. These were created in a vintage style, with Royal Brackla’s initials and brand dates on the bow, and supplied in a velvet drawstring pouch.
With the Renegade Rum Company, the clue is in the name – this is a progressive brand that likes to do things differently! Made on the Caribbean island of Grenada from pure sugar cane rather than the traditional molasses, the rum displays unique flavour characteristics that needed to be reflected in the packaging. Opting for a very plain, contemporary bottle with frosted details, Renegade wanted a statement hangtag that would double as the product label, and Signet complied by producing an embossed metal tag. This was fastened to the bottle neck using steel tension wire rather than a chain or cord, adding a further 3D element to the overall look.
Not many vodkas are distilled in the heart of the English countryside, so coupled with their sustainable ethos, Ramsbury’s offering is completely unique and demanding of a distinctive look and feel when it came to packaging their single estate vodka. The ram’s head logo was an obvious starting point for Signet, and from there we developed a suite of embellishments to elevate a plain, albeit beautifully shaped, bottle into something truly special. Keeping with the brand colours of navy and silver, we developed a custom Marque aluminium label, perfectly sized to fit the location space on the moulded bottle and finished using a combination of printing and embossing techniques. We also produced a die cast stopper, again featuring the brand marque in a debossed effect with an integral cork, and opted to leave this in its natural zinc colour as a nod to the glimmering flint hillsides on the Ramsbury Estate.
In 1842, at a brewery in Plzeň, brewer Josef Groll introduced the world to the first golden ‘pilsner’ lager, and changed beer forever. His invention soon became the most popular style of beer on the planet. Today, Pilsner Urquell is still brewed in exactly the same way.
To celebrate the beer’s 170th anniversary, brewer SAB Miller’s design agency Lewis Moberley approached Signet to develop a premium tamper evident seal and personalised gift wrap for a 170th anniversary Limited Edition bottling of Pilsner Urquell.
Signet developed a four colour PE label in a faux ‘seal’ style complete with gold foiling and embossing, and most importantly, a tamper evident micro-perforation break seal and strip label for the bottle. We then applied selective resin doming using our Levere process to enhance the colours of the ‘seal’, to give it a 3D profile and create a highly tactile, liquid-look finish. This was then all wrapped in a fine crème tissue paper with a subtle gold printed design for a truly beautiful 170th anniversary presentation.
Launched in 2015 to celebrate Penhaligon’s 145th anniversary, the perfumer’s fragrance No. 33 is named after the address of one of the first ever boutiques openedby the brand on St James’s Street. To distinguish this special edition, Penhaligon’s asked Signet to come up with a metal neck collar which we created from flexible aluminium with self-adhesive backing for a cost effective, easy to apply solution. The Marque label was heavily embossed to create the appearance of wood grain, in reference to the woody, spicy top notes of the fragrance itself.
Next’s Signature range represents the brand’s premium offering and for their in-house fragrance range, there was a requirement to reflect this luxurious feel whilst remaining cost-effective. Signet answered the brief by supplying sleek, colour matched aluminium plaques with self-adhesive backing to complement the entire range. The plaques featured embossing and raised print finishing for a premium look and feel.
Lot 40 is a small-batch Canadian rye whisky renowned for its high quality and earthy, classic rye spice notes. This rare cask strength version, aged for 12 years, was released as part of the Northern Border Collection and the company wanted to create a memorable look and feel for the bottle, which is also printed with the ‘story’ of how the product is made. Working very closely with the client, Signet undertook an extensive sampling process to achieve exactly what they wanted – a flexible copper label, applied asymmetrically across the bottle. We sourced an entirely new supplier for this product, which enabled us to produce the label in real copper, embossed with the brand name and some brief details as well as having space for the application of a limited edition sticker.
Returning to the old roots of their Tennessee brand, Jack Daniels chose a classic embossed glass bottle with a simple paper label as a vintage style vessel to reflect the quality of their barrel aged, rested rye whisky. All that was needed was an extra little detail – and Signet came up with the goods by producing a cowboy-style bolero necktie for the bottle, fastened with a small, die cast charm emblazoned with the distillery’s famous designated credentials.
As a leading supplier of real wood flooring in the UK, Havwoods wanted a way to label their display products and customer samples that would convey the company’s commitment to quality and reputation for excellence. While many companies opt for a self-adhesive label, Signet worked with Havwoods to develop a signature die-cast coin, featuring the company logo and inset into the wood. The result is a unique and very premium look that is also extremely hardwearing in the showroom.
From Australia to London, the story behind 58 Gin is one of adventure and discovery, and founder Mark Marmont’s quest to find the perfect gin! Having perfected his own unique recipe, Mark’s vision was to create a gin brand like no other, with ambitious philosophy to become the gin of choice for elite bartenders and discerning consumers. Wax sealing was the obvious choice for 58 Gin’s bottle, a nod to the rich history of traditional gin distilling recreated in a distinctive shade of blue that evokes Mark’s homeland and speaks to the exciting future of this pioneer brand. For a crisp and clean opening experience to match the flavour of the gin, Mark approached Signet and we were delighted that he chose our renowned ribbon tear strips with their clever dry tabs to make application and opening of the wax a cinch.
Croatian winery Ernest Tolj adopted a ‘less is more’ approach to developing a distinctive visual identity for their premium range of wines. The sleek, clean lines of the black glass bottle are emphasised by the lack of a front label, with the brand instead opting for a combination of an intricate neck wrap inspired by the winery’s ancient window grilles, and a premium hangtag in heavy stock, printed and foil embossed for a beautifully tactile and refined yet rustic look. The tag was suspended from the bottle neck using loops of waxed cord and the whole look was finished off to perfection with a Marque aluminium label, embossed with the brand logo and applied to the top of the cap. The label on the reverse of the bottle was equipped with a dry tab enabling easy removal before the bottle is brought to the table. The bottle was is wrapped in tissue paper made from tea paper to increase the gift element and protect the bottle. Signet’s work was instrumental in the brand’s achievement of a Red Dot Design Award for this packaging.