The Spirits Business Design Awards 2023

Amazing results from The Spirits Business Design Awards 2023... Master for: Isle of Raasay Gin. Gold for: Astraea Gin, X.A Volcan Tequila, Via Carota Classic Cocktails, Dada Chapel Brhum, The Hearach Whisky, Lagg Whisky, Compass Box Ultramarine Whisky, LEX by Nemiroff Vodka, Berry Bros. & Rudd No.3 Gin. Silver for: Dada Chapel Vodka.

2023 Pentawards

Lagg packs go Platinum! Our team was awarded a prestigious Pentawards Platinum for being the best in category winner for dark spirits at this year’s ceremony at Magazine London on the Greenwich Peninsula at last Friday’s Gala ceremony – congratulations one and all!

2023 IWSC Design Awards

The 2023 IWSC Design Awards results are in: Contemporary Design Winner: Isle of Harris Gin. Highly Commended: Savoia Americano Rosso. Gift Pack Design: Winner: Isle of Raasay Whisky & Gin. Traditional Design: Winner: Showerings Cider. Highly Commended: Berry Bros & Rudd No.3 Gin. Click on the image to read more.

Compass Box Releases Metropolis Extinct Blend

Compass Box has announced the release of the third limited-edition expression in their Extinct Blends Quartet: Metropolis. As with all Compass Box expressions, the producer expresses its vision through a unique label from the design team at Stranger & Stranger.

Raising a glass to a long Harris journey

The great day is drawing nigh. At 13.00 hours on September 22nd, the first public dram of ‘The Hearach’, produced by the Isle of Harris Distillery, will be poured with due ceremony. Stranger & Stranger are proud to have been part of the journey.

Graphis Design Awards 2024

We are very happy to announce we won GOLD for Astraea Gin and Via Carota Craft Cocktails and SILVER for Volcan Tequila, Kings Ginger Liqueur and Powers Irish Whiskey.

World Gin Awards

AMAZING to see our packaging works for Santa Ana receiving gold accolades for both the bottle and the label designs in the World Gin Awards.

World Whisky Awards

WONDERFUL to see our packaging designs for The Un-told Story, Hanson and Compass Box receiving accolades in the World Whisky Awards.

Ulysses Whiskey x Art

Ulysses Whiskey x Art is a unique coming together of master distillers and a literary masterpiece, resulting in a collection of 18 Special Editions, each a highly collectable and rare whiskey, released every year on Bloomsday, June 16th. Each distillers’ unique contribution will be immortalized during the next 18 years and bottled with unique labels designed each year by Stranger & Stranger.

Moët Hennessy Announces Its New Ultra-Premium Tequila Volcán X.A

The tequila industry continues to see a noticeable uptick in popularity and as a result, spirits imprints across the board have been seizing any opportunity they can get to cash in on the action. The latest to hop on the train is Moët Hennessy — the wine and spirits umbrella company that currently owns brands like Hennessy, Dom Perignon and Belvedere — which has just announced its newest tequila Volcán X.A.

Fedrigoni 2022 Top Paper Awards

Take a look at all the beautiful pieces showcased, and our own Ivan Bell amongst the judging panel! Fedrigoni Top Award is a celebration of beauty and creativity. It is a tribute to hard work, design and expression using Fedrigoni Papers and self-adhesives materials. It is the only award in the world that honours graphic designers, printers and customers together as a team.

Pentawards Talk with Ivan Bell

Our own Ivan Bell enjoyed a great panel discussion at the PENTAWARDS festival last Friday on the future of the design agency with Emma Follett (Design Bridge) and James Ramsden (Coley Porter Bell), thanks to you both and thanks to Reuben Christian for hosting our discussion.

Hangar 1's latest spirit is distilled from grapes damaged in the 2020 Glass fire.

Can there be an upside to wildfires that ravaged some California vineyards? At Hangar 1, a spirits company in Alameda, California, they may have found one. Smoke Point Vodka is distilled from the juice of Napa Valley merlot and malbec grapes damaged in the 2020 Glass fire. Proceeds from sales are being donated to the California Fire Foundation, which supports firefighters and their families.

Eminente packaging wins Diamond at Pentawards 2021

DIAMOND – BEST OF SHOW, Eminente Reserva by Moët Hennessy, France, and Stranger & Stranger, UK With its crocodile-shaped logo and textured glass bottle, this rum was inspired by its native Cuban land that locals call “Isla del Cocodrilo” (Island of the crocodile).