There’s a unique spirit brewing in the heart of Scotland, a drink that merges the world of art with the craft of distillation. Meet the X Muse (pronounced Tenth Muse) Scottish Barley Vodka, a sublime creation that makes owes its existence to the inspirational influence of Jupiter Artland, a contemporary sculpture park and art gallery located in Edinburgh. This vodka is not just a drink; it’s a tale of inspiration, craftsmanship, and artistry.
Let’s step back for a moment and delve into how the name and bottle design of X Muse Vodka were inspired by Jupiter Artland. This isn’t your typical farm-to-bottle story. Imagine the rolling green landscapes of Scotland, the awe-inspiring sculptures strategically placed within the natural environment, and the distinctive, thought-provoking contemporary art pieces. This eclectic harmony of art and nature is the muse for X Muse Vodka, hence the fitting name.
“When creating X Muse, we wanted it to be more than just vodka. We wanted to capture the essence, the creativity, and the spirit of Jupiter Artland. The result is a liquid work of art,” says the master distiller.
The bottle design, a masterpiece in itself, is a reflection of this inspiration. Each detail, each curve, each line is a nod to the sculptures and art installations at Jupiter Artland. It’s a bottle that doesn’t just hold vodka, but tells a story.
Now, let’s talk about the pièce de résistance. X Muse Vodka has introduced a limited edition run of 99 bottles, each one has been hand painted by the renowned artist, Pablo Bronstein. Known for his intricate architectural sketches, has an masterpieces entitled ‘Rose Walk‘ which is on display at Jupiter Artland, so it was a natural choice for him to design the limited edition bottle.
Pablo Bronstein’s Design: Each bottle is a canvas wherein Bronstein weaves a tale of artistry, creativity, and craftsmanship. His architectural sketches, etched onto the glass, add a layer of depth and intrigue to the bottle.
Limited Edition: With only 99 bottles available, this edition is a rare treat for both art connoisseurs and vodka enthusiasts.
Where to Purchase: These limited edition bottles can be purchased directly from the X Muse Vodka website or at selected retailers priced at £350, with a portion of the profits of sale donated to Outset Contemporary Art Fund, the leading independent charity pioneering innovative arts projects on a global scale.
So, there you have it — the story of X Muse Vodka, a drink born from the whimsical blend of art and distillation. A story that’s as unique and sublime as the vodka itself. A toast, then, to the creative spirit that inspires us all.
Use our exclusive discount code JohnRVIP15 for 15% off a one time purchase per customer at X MUSE’s online shop.
Photography by Hannah Goldsmith