Every year in June Grönstedts release 'Le National' — their flagship cognac celebrating the Swedish national holiday. With a limited budget and tight time plan, the client briefed Nine to lift the quality of Le National’s appearance to match that of the product within. In hopes to active the whole brand, a new strategy was created to lift the unique dual origin of the product.
The objective was not only to design a premium product but to develop analog production techniques in order to deliver a truly special experience that would appeal to all five senses. The result is a bespoke box with a single, locally minted brass coin. Both box and bottle are individually labelled and numbered by hand. To lift the concept, a celebratory action is embedded in the destruction of the outer box label - by pulling the tarred hemp string and ripping the label the consumer is forced to destroy something beautiful in order to experience the product. By doing this a new tradition of celebration is born.