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Artist Johnathan Schultz Partners with Pernod Ricard USA for an Unparalleled Bespoke Cocktail Trunk

Updated: Nov 30, 2022



This holiday season, renowned South African artist Johnathan Schultz has partnered up with premium spirits & wine leader Pernod Ricard USA to bring the ultimate luxury experience into homes: a limited edition Bespoke Cocktail trunk, available starting December 1st exclusively at the Johnathan Schultz Gallery in Miami Design District in Florida.


From prestige spirits to collectible art, the collaboration puts a playful twist on a beloved holiday tradition: the white elephant gift exchange: this one-of-a-kind handcrafted trunk that has been personally painted by Schultz himself serves as the most steal-worthy gift of the season. Starting at an impressive price tag of $22,000 USD, each purchase also includes hand-blown URI Neptune glasses and bar tools, a 1/10 White Elephant sculpture that is part of the newly released Gemesis NFT collection created by Schultz. The trunk, which is available for sale at thejohnathanschultz.shop, also comes with a Gemesis NFT that allows for a holder to claim a physical diamond.


Schultz is an acclaimed South African artist whose work blends together contemporary art and digital art, and has been featured in galleries around the world. “I want people to enjoy my work not just because of its beauty but also because it makes them feel good," said Schultz. "With this partnership I get to share my artistry with people all over the world while elevating one of life's simple pleasures - cocktails."


For this project, Schultz wanted to create pieces that would add personality and elegance to any soiree or gathering. “I transformed an already stunning trunk into a work of art to display. I used multiple layers of 23k gold to look like it was poured over the trunk to give it a flowing smooth look and made a hard metal look and feel soft.”


The Elegant White Elephant platform is underscored by prestige spirits from Pernod Ricard's portfolio, including Avion Reserva 44 Añejo Tequila, Jameson Black Barrel, Aberlour 12 Year, and The Glenlivet 14 Year. These high-marque spirits are perfect for celebrating special moments with friends and family. Visit Reserve Bar to learn more.


More on Johnathan Schultz


Johnathan Schultz is an innovative artist and entrepreneur whose works have been embraced worldwide due to their complexity and beauty. By combining Earth’s precious metals and gemstones along with other unique materials into one piece, he brings captivating stories to life that transcend boundaries between cultures. Furthermore, he recently introduced a new concept – GemSet NFT – where users can be rewarded with real diamonds for their loyalty towards the project which further demonstrates his creativity when it comes to creating something truly special.


More on Pernod Ricard


Pernod Ricard USA is the premium spirits and wine company in the U.S., and the largest subsidiary of Paris, France-based Pernod Ricard SA., the world's second largest spirits and wine company. Pernod Ricard employs approximately 19,000 people worldwide, is listed on Euronext (Ticker: RI) and is part of the CAC 40 index. The company's leading spirits include such prestigious brands as Absolut Vodka, Avión Tequila, Chivas Regal Scotch Whisky, The Glenlivet Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Jameson Irish Whiskey, Kahlúa Liqueur, Malibu, Martell Cognac, Olmeca Altos Tequila, Beefeater Gin, Del Maguey Single Village Mezcal, Monkey 47 Gin, Plymouth Gin, Seagram's Extra Dry Gin, Malfy Gin, Hiram Walker Liqueurs, Midleton Irish Whiskey, Powers Irish Whiskey, Redbreast Irish Whiskey, Aberlour Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Lillet, Jefferson's Bourbon, Smooth Ambler Whiskey, Rabbit Hole Whiskey, Pernod and Ricard; such superior wines as Jacob's Creek, Kenwood Vineyards, Campo Viejo and Brancott Estate; and such exquisite champagnes and sparkling wines as Perrier-Jouët Champagne, G.H. Mumm Champagne and Mumm Napa sparkling wines.

Pernod Ricard USA is headquartered in New York, New York, and has more than 1,000 employees across the country. As "creators of conviviality," we are committed to sustainable and responsible business practices in service of our customers, consumers, employees and the planet. Pernod Ricard USA urges all adults to consume its products responsibly and has an active program to promote responsible drinking. For more information, visit: https://www.pernod-ricard-usa.com.

By ML Staff. Image courtesy of Pernod Ricard


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