Glenglassaugh at Sotheby’s

Jonathan was commissioned to shoot a one-of-a-kind Glenglassaugh 55 Year Old whisky for a special Sotheby’s charity auction. The whisky has been created from a blend of rare individual casks filled in 1963, 1965 and 1967, crafted by master blender Rachel Barrie. Auction proceeds will be donated to Distillers’ Charity, Youth Action Fund, which is dedicated to transforming the...


Drinks photography is probably one of the areas in which Jonathan is most well known. His extensive archive of shots ranges from the light and refreshing to the dark & stormy. In this recent shoot Jonathan leans towards the latter. With Hibiki, an incredible Japanese whisky, Jonathan wanted to convey the deep smoky notes and...

Glenfiddich Solera Reserve

The Solera system is unique in the whisky industry. Jonathan was commissioned earlier in the year by Purple Creative, to visually represent the alchemy that occurs within the Glenfiddich Solera Vat. Jonathan photographed streams of light using long exposure techniques to produce a vibrant, beautiful image, full of depth and complexity. The images were shot within...

Greenall’s Gin

Jonathan was commissioned by Life Integrated to do this great ad for London gin brand, Greenall’s. Creative Director: Alan Gilby As well as appearing in the press and on their website, it can be seen as the livery of lorries too.    

Diageo Summer

Here are some thirst quenching new drinks images for Diageo and Schweppes summer campaign. We shot Pimm’s, Smirnoff Vodka and Gordon’s Gin spirits with Tonic, Lemonade & Cola mixers. The flags give it a great British summer feel. All we need to do now is sit back and wait for the sun to start shining!...

Start the weekend with Gordon’s

Tick-tock, it’s Gordon’s Gin time. More refreshing drinks photography from Jonathan, which also includes some elegant still life elements. The ideas were created by Ed Tilbrook and Richard Ince for Arc Worldwide.

Prazska Vodka

Here at Jonathan Knowles studio, we always like a new challenge. We were very pleased to get the drinks brief through from McCann-Erickson Prague for the newly designed bottle for Prazska vodka. The headline translates as ‘Gentle sharpness to the edge’, which the photography reflects using sleek natural flowing liquid mixed with sharp, defined splashes. The...

Grant’s Whisky

Jonathan has just finished shooting the new worldwide campaign for Grant’swhisky with Matt Turner & Luke White at My Agency. The ads are all about the heritage and complex flavours which are fundamental to the Grant’s brand.

Plymouth Gin

Jonathan has been working closely with Team Saatchi for the relaunch of Plymouth Gin. This campaign is based around the smoothness of the gin avoiding sharp objects. Jonathan had the exciting task of photographing (amongst other things) a porcupine & crocodile in his studio.