Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

The Whisky-scented Fabric

whiskytweed3.jpg

We've often found ourselves smelling of whisky, but this is not usually deliberate: more an unintended next day consequence of a particularly enjoyable dram-fuelled evening.

But now you'll be able to indulge in the aroma every day with the announcement of a new Harris Tweed that will permanently emit the smell of Johnnie Walker Black Label via the use of a micro-encapsulated fragrance - a so-called Smart Textile.

According to the latter, the cloth smells of "rich malt, golden vanilla, red fruit and dark chocolate tones". Donald Mackay, head of the finishing department at Harris Tweed's Hebrides mill said, "I have worked with aromas in the past but they were only meant to withstand one dry clean. The process we have devised for Johnnie Walker means that this scent is layered into the fabric throughout the finishing process and is permanently imbued in the tweed."

A range of products based on the textile will be marketed around Europe in the coming months, beginning in Germany. If you can't wait that long, then for a short-term, similar effect, simply take an old coat and throw a bottle over it. Just as good. .

(Images: Harris Tweed)

[via BBC]

Whisky Tweed
Whisky Tweed

Related

Whisky1.jpg

5 Myth-Busting Ways To Improve Your Whisky Drinking

whiskychair1.jpg

The Whisky Chair

Whisky.jpg

Age Your Own Whisky In 24hrs

whiskey4.jpg

Whiskey wedge ice tumbler

hero3.jpg

8 drinks that will change your life

hero2.jpg

Coolest Late Night Drinking Spots In The UK

Comments

More

adidas released Steve Zissou's shoes from The Life Aquatic

"Please don't make fun of me. I just wanted to flirt with you."

by Sam Diss
27 Jun 2017

Nike's new 'Pale Grey' Air Max 95 is its best yet

Get your Crep Protect order in

by Sam Diss
27 Jun 2017

LANVIN channels messy cool with cracking new collection

Time to perfect the art of not giving a shit

by Sam Diss
26 Jun 2017

How to pick sunglasses to suit your face shape

Some shapes just look better than others, and here's why...

by Will Grice
23 Jun 2017

Ralph Lauren Purple Label's new suiting collection is incredible

The Polo boys are back to reassert their claim as the kings of suiting

by Sam Diss
21 Jun 2017

Italian designer Fendi is the new king of jackets and coats

We know it's warm, but it's time to start planning for winter

by Sam Diss
21 Jun 2017

How to wear shorts and not look like an idiot

There are rules, but it's not as hard as you think...

by Sam Diss
19 Jun 2017

adidas collab with Shoe Surgeon on beautiful/expensive astros

Here's what £543 will get you for your next kickabout

by Sam Diss
19 Jun 2017

M.C. Overalls release killer jacket collab with beer bros Beavertown

Get the bloody beers in

by Sam Diss
19 Jun 2017

The 15 best summer suits for under £400

You know that wedding you're dreading? We've got you sorted

by Will Grice
16 Jun 2017