Around 1790 Peter Biron Duke of Courland commissioned the Royal Porcelain Manufactory Berlin to design and produce a magnificent dinner service. The result achieved world fame under the name KURLAND and is still produced at the historical location of KPM in Berlin.
On the occasion of the 225th anniversary of the KURLAND series, a cup from the line is now being honoured anew: It will become the Gin & Tonic cup from December 2015.
The idea for this comes from Bonn, the home town of SIEGFRIED Rheinland Dry Gin. The premium gin - affectionately known as "Siggi" by fans - is the shooting star of the German spirits scene. Hardly had he seen the light of day at the beginning of the year than he was awarded the "Double Gold" medal at the World-Spirits Award 2015. No gin of German origin has ever achieved this distinction.
The young King of Gin and the venerable Königliche Porzellan-Manufaktur Berlin - which combination would be better suited to provide a reference for the most classic of all gin drinks, the Gin & Tonic? With its strictly classicist form, the KURLAND design finally provides the ideal setting so that the filigree distillate can unfold in all its glory. In short: the KURLAND cup and SIEGFRIED Gin turn a Gin & Tonic into a truly royal pleasure.
In the "Siggi & Fritz" box, cups and gin are combined in a noble gift packaging and will be available from December 2015 at selected and high-quality trade partners and all sales galleries of the Königliche Porzellan-Manufaktur Berlin incl. online shop for RRP 98.00 EUR. By the way, the name Fritz refers to the nickname of Frederick II of Prussia, who took over the manufactory from the Berlin merchant Johann Ernst Gotzkowsky in 1763.