Cornelia Parker, Blue Luna, 2015
McLean's Artist Malts are delighted to have Cornelia Parker create an edition for 2014/15. For this commission, Parker has been intrigued by whiskies maturation process, how time and more specifically the moon cycle effects the spirit. In a continuation of Parker's lunar series, this latest work Blue Luna is very much a time orientated piece. Blue Luna is bottled upon a blue moon on the 31st of July 2015, a rare event of two full moons in a single month. The total age of the whisky is stipulated on the label by full moon cycles rather than years. The piece is accompanied by a photograph by Parker of the Blue Moon on the 31st July 2015.
As with all of their editions, a printed element is produced by Poligrafa of Barcelona. Cornelia Parker's bottle is accompanied by six lithographs listing each and every full moon that has influenced the spirit whilst in the cask since August 1997.
Whisky: "Blue Luna", single malt Scotch whisky was distilled at Benrinnes distillery in August 1997, aged for more than 17 years before being transferred to a sherry infused octave. Exclusively for the artist, the whisky underwent a second maturation and was bottled on the 'blue moon' 31st July 2015.Art work:
- 6 x lithographs (30cm x 21cm) of Cornelia Parker's moon chart detailing every full moon and blue moon that has influenced the spirit since distillation. (Produced by Poligrafa of Barcelona)
- Bottoms Up (whisky glass moon), 2015. Unique photogram on Ilford multigrade rc satin paper, 16" x 20"
Limited edition of 35
All bottles and prints are signed and numbered by the artist
Price: £2500 plus VAT
This limited edition by Cornelia Parker is available at McLean's Artist Malt