NEW YORK, Nov. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- TUMI, the leading international brand of premium travel, business and lifestyle accessories in collaboration with the cocktail connoisseur's brand of choice, Ketel One® Vodka will continue to celebrate their shared heritage of design excellence this holiday season. They collectively raise the bar, taking their shared passion for craftsmanship, innovation and artisanal design to introduce the Mixology Collection. Launching November 2013 for the gift-giving season, each impressive piece caters to cocktail aficionados, entertainment enthusiasts and global travelers alike.
New this year, the Mixology Backpack is tailored to serve up the needs of the modern-day on the go mixologist. Made of a coated Italian canvas with black leather trim, the exclusive backpack offers a host of versatile and iconic elements, including a signature TUMI leather luggage tag, co-branded with the Ketel One Vodka logo, and a leather monogram patch. Two exterior, water-resistant pockets on each side securely hold liter-sized bottles of Ketel One Vodka. The main opening, in black interior lining accentuated with gunmetal hardware, fully unzips to reveal a spacious compartment. In it, expandable pockets neatly stock polished, stainless steel utensils including a shaker, 1 oz. and 2 oz. jigger and mixing spoon. Also nestled inside the main compartment, a sleek removable pouch holds the essential bar accoutrements to blend the perfect drink anywhere, ideal for the on the go traveler. A second zippered opening is large enough for other gear, such as laptops and iPads.
"We are thrilled to continue our partnership and expand our line with TUMI to bring cocktail enthusiasts more accessories to create top-quality mixed drinks this holiday season," said Carl Nolet Jr, 11 th Generation of 322 year old Nolet Distillery. "TUMI'S understanding of today's sophisticated traveler, paired with Ketel One's deep appreciation of craft, adds up to the ultimate mobile bar that allows for mixologists to create and serve cocktails anywhere while always being responsible.""Like the Ketel One consumer, TUMI customers are attracted to brands and products that are truly 'best in class', serving up a collection of handcrafted products and quality design," said Alan Krantzler, SVP Brand Management. "Celebrating our second season together, the TUMI Ketel One Mixology Set and Mixology Backpack offer the individual who enjoys entertaining something unique and purposeful." Returning for a second season, the TUMI Mixology Set is a truly luxurious option for the aesthete on anyone's list. Earl Grey coated canvas with black leather trim detail richly updates this Italian-made piece, inspired by TUMI's premium trunk silhouette. The set opens to reveal a well-appointed bar for the modern traveler who covets custom-made quality and meticulous attention to detail. Upon unlatching, a collection of stainless steel utensils are positioned inside custom-fit pockets to remain perfectly poised:
- Leather bottle holders, custom-sized to fit Ketel One
- Two premium martini glasses with removable supports that double as coasters
- Ice bucket, tongs and scoop
- Zester metal bar spoon
- Vermouth spritzer
- Two olive picks
- Removable beech wood cutting board with integrated recess for signature TUMI knife
- Shaker with 1 oz. and 2 oz. jigger
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