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by Salih Kucukaga on 09/10/2010 | 2 Minute Read

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Swedish design agency Summer has devised the concept and design for the bottle labels of Swedish ski lodge Buustamons Fjällgård that also houses a small exclusive distillery in their cellar.

Buustamons Fjällgård is a rather lonely place on the west side of the mountain of ski resort Åre in north of Sweden. It opened 1952 as a lodge and restaurant, but since 2000 they also have a small distillery in the cellar. Summer homed in on the theme of Buustamon Fjällgård as a final outpost, just as in the world of fantasy and fairytale, with the inn located where the road ends, offering the traveller one last opportunity of refreshment before setting forth on the great adventure. Each bottle carries three labels: a flavour label, a Buustamon Bränneri (distillery) label and a reverse label. All labels are applied manually at the distillery and stamped with the batch number.


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There was a time when people climbed mountains, crossed deserts and oceans without artificial fibres, weather forecasts, satnav and rescue services. There was a time when an adventure was an adventure, a voyage into the unknown and uncertain. Out into the white patches on the map, along unsounded coasts and up to unconquered peaks. Among wild God-knows-what animals in caves, oceans and primeval forests. Buustamon’s Aqua Vitae (Water of Life) is distilled as a tribute to those dauntless travellers.

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