Scotch is a drink best enjoyed sitting down. It’s easier to savor the unique flavor of the whiskey when you are relaxed and able to take it all in. (It doesn’t hurt that if you drink too much, you have a shorter distance to fall.)
To commemorate its new Nadurra range of single malt scotch, Glenlivet commissioned London furniture maker Gareth Neal to craft the ideal chair for enjoying the whiskey. Nadurra means “natural” in Gaelic, so Neal tried to channel that spirit in building the chair. He used the same type of oak that the whiskey casks are made from to construct the frame, and the seat is formed from a single hide of oak bark tanned leather. The copper rivets details are a subtle nod to the copper stills used in producing the scotch, and the arms of the chair are wide enough to perfectly nestle a dram of the Nadurra.
The original version of the chair will be on display in London at The New Craftsmen Store and a limited number of chairs can be purchased for $9,874.
To see how Neal went built the chair, check out this video: