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Amazing Liquor Bottles You'd Buy Just For the Bottle

Amazing Liquor Bottles You’d Buy Just For The Bottle

The best liquor bottles are ones you’d be proud to display on your counter and pour a drink from. There are a lot of unique ones out there, so distilleries and breweries across the globe are revamping their packaging to stand out from the crowd. The more unattractive the bottle, the less likely people are to purchase it! As much as people say to not judge a book by its cover, it’s usually the only thing we can evaluate on first impression. Packaging can be your brand’s strongest marketing tool!

Some of the best liquor bottles include:

1. Blanton’s Bourbon
2. Bombay Sapphire Revelation Collection
3. Louis XIII Black Pearl
4. Ladoga Imperial Collection
5. Crystal Head Vodka
6. Frozen Ghost Vodka
7. Hibiki 17 Whisky
8. Milagro Barrel Reserve Silver
9. Haig Club
10. KAH Tequila
11. Medea Vodka Programmable Liquor Bottle
12. Precious Vodka
13. Samurai Vodka
14. Anestasia Vodka
15. St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur

 

1 Blanton’s Bourbon

Blanton's Bourbon

Blanton’s Single Barrel Bourbon goes all the way back to 1984. The owners of Ancient Age Distillery were determined to create a spirit that would change the industry as they knew it. This led to the first ultra-premium whiskey on the market, with a signature bottle that definitely made a strong first impression! A cross between a grenade and a perfume bottle, the Blanton’s Single Barrel Bourbon bottle has a distinct look that’s hard to miss. Its low price of around $60 per bottle make it an affordable addition to any growing collection. That’s why it’s been featured on TV shows such as True Blood, Desperate Housewives, Big Bang Theory, and more!

 

2 The Bombay Sapphire Revelation Collection

 

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The Bombay Sapphire Revelation collection featured just five Baccaratcrystal bottles designed by Karim Rashid. At $200,000 per bottle, the entire collection was worth $1 million. The bottles were shipped to five separate cities across the globe (New York, London, Dubai, Sydney, and Singapore) to promote the brand with proceeds going to the Smile Train charity. Each bottle’s buyer also received a year’s supply of Bombay Sapphire gin!

 

 

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3 Louis XIII Black Pearl

 

Louis XIII Cognac is at the very top of the list for high-end spirits. It’s a unique and rare blend of liquor aged between 40 to 100+ years in the Grande Champagne region of France. Though normally the brand goes for around $2,000 per bottle, this limited edition “Black Pearl” is listed for four times that amount. The bottle may look like steel or silver, but it is a uniquely colored Baccarat crystal that reflects and refracts light like no other bottle before!

 

4 Ladoga Imperial Collection

 

04_5_Loadoga-BottleThe premium vodka brands are getting into the fancy bottling racket as well, it seems. Ladoga created this classy Venice glass decanter for their Imperial collection. The decanter is detailed with 24-karat gold trim and inspired by Faberge eggs. When opened, the “egg” reveals the bottle and four cleverly mounted shot glasses within! The decanters come in a variety of colors, each suitable as a lovely collectors’ piece for any Russian vodka fanatic. Ranging from $4,000 to $8,000, the decanters are worth the investment for any true collector!

 

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5 Crystal Head Vodka

 

Easily one of the most iconic liquor bottles of all time, Crystal Head Vodka features, well… a crystal head. You’ve likely spotted this unique bottle at your favorite local pub or trendy restaurant. It’s difficult to miss! Actor Dan Aykroyd partnered with artist John Alexander to launch Crystal Head vodka in 2009, and they haven’t looked back since. Alexander worked for over two years to perfect the bottle, ultimately selecting Bruni Glass in Italy to be the manufacturer. Their inspiration was drawn from the 13 crystal skulls that have been found across the globe, some dating all the way back to 1800. This unique spirit is the edgy addition your collection needs, and at only $48 a pop, it’s worth the investment!

 

6 Frozen Ghost Vodka

 

07_FrozenGhost-BottleIf you have some time to learn about the legend behind this bottle, you’ll discover a storyline like no other, but it’s the bottle itself that is the most interesting! It may only be $25, but its entertainment value is priceless. From the front, it looks like a figure attempting to escape the bottle. As you turn it to the side, the figure follows you until it disappears completely. It’s an impressive and creepy holographic trick that certainly fits the narrative! Did somebody say Halloween party?

 

7 Hibiki 17 Whisky

 

Hibiki 17

This highly sought-after spirit was released in 1989. Aged for 17 years, it quickly became Japan’s most highly-awarded blended whiskey. The bottle itself became a cultural icon after being featured in the film Lost In Translation. Whiskey lovers across the globe wanted to get their hands on this exclusive liquor, which now costs upwards of $200. We never said having a beautiful bar setup was cheap!

 

 

 

8 Milagro Barrel Reserve Silver

 

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If you’re seeking a bottle that resembles a work of fine art, look no further than Milagro Barrel Reserve Silver. This beautiful tequila bottle features a carved-glass agave plant on the inside, making the surrounding light bounce off the walls like a diamond ring.The tequila itself is as unique as the bottle, being American and French Oak barrels for 30 days to develop a signature flavor. The average price is right around $60, making this an affordable addition to your ever-growing collection! Your friends will think you spent a heck of a lot more than you actually did.

 

 

 

9 Haig Club

Haig Club Scotch

Priced at $50 per bottle, Haig Club is a Single Grain Scotch whiskey produced with a mixture of different grains and malt. Their signature square blue bottle resembles a sleek cologne and makes even the most sophisticated pubs stand out from the crowd! Sports and style icon David Beckham has even partnered with the brand. If you ask us, there’s no one who looks better carrying this square blue bottle!

 

 

 

 10 KAH Tequila

 

KAH TequilaDon’t get too spooked! These memorable bottles may not be real skulls, but they ARE full of spirit. Courtesy of KAH Tequila in Jalisco, Mexico, this special concoction brings a whole new meaning to the word “spirit.” Their tequila is made from blue agave that is aged in oak barrels to maximize the flavor. Though their award-winning tequila can vouch for itself, there’s no denying the creativity of their bottles. The inspiration originates from the “Day of the Dead” celebration in Mexico where relatives display the skulls of their loved ones. Depending on the variety, you can find these ghoulish bottles for anywhere between $40 and $60.

 

11 Medea Vodka Programmable Liquor Bottle

 

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This next bottle is different from all the rest! Complete with a programmable LED display, Medea Vodka has made their mark on the industry by offering a spirit with a digital touch. Though one would think such a high-tech bottle would cost a pretty penny, it’s only about a $35 investment for your collection. The seven-time award-winning vodka lights up any room with sentimental messages of your choosing. The attached LED display can remember up to six messages, making it a staple to include on your bar. Who wouldn’t want their drink telling them Happy New Year?

 

 

12 Precious Vodka

 

26_Precious-BottleImageIf you ever found yourself searching for a bottle that serves as a conversation piece, look no further. Precious Vodka was created in 2010 with the intention of providing a luxurious, high-end product, and did they succeed or what?! Their unique bottle resembles a diamond, with an actual gemstone at the top of the cap. It even comes in packaging that can only be described as an engagement ring box, making it a truly extravagant purchase. The best part? This beauty only runs about $50!

 

13 Samurai Vodka

 

28_Samurai-BottleImageThis Russian-made vodka features a bottle design that you’ve definitely never seen before. Unfortunately this option is still in its prototype phase, but there’s no way we could leave it out! Its top and bottom aesthetic look similar to many liquor bottles on the market, but the defining piece is in the center. The offset, jagged middle section gives the appearance of the bottle being slashed in two by a samurai sword. Pretty fitting for the name, if we do say so ourselves!

 

 

 

Anestasia Vodka

14 Anestasia Vodka

 

Anestasia Vodka was launched in July 2013 by Yuliya Mamontova, who uses a secret formula passed down by her grandmother. While we could go on for hours about the mystery of this confidential concoction, we’re going to focus on the bottle itself! At an average price of only $40, this is about as fancy as you can get. New York designer Karim Rashid is credited with the design, which features a jagged crystal-like appearance. With this alluring bottle on your bar cart, you’re bound to have a setup that catches the eye of even the non-drinkers in your life.

 

15 St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur

 

St-Germain Elderflower

St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur is a newer spirit, hitting the market a little over ten years ago in 2007. Only six years later, St-Germain was acquired by The Bacardi Company, but it kept its recognizable design and low cost of $30! The iconic bottle has art deco roots, making it a must-have for collectors all across the country. If you’re a fan of elderflower, you’ll probably enjoy a sip or two of this unique spirit.

 

 

 

 

What’s your favorite bottle?  Share other cool bottle designs with us in the comments!



Kelsey Brown

Kelsey LOVES to write and she'll always make sure you're using the correct form of "your." But when she isn’t writing, she can usually be found chasing around her two rabbits, hanging at local wineries or watching an episode of Friends for the 574th time.

Comments

  1. Todd Heim

    David, I’d say for most of the newer brands it’s a bit of a tradeoff. Getting into the liquor business isn’t easy, so they create a bottle that becomes a novelty to generate buzz and get consumers to try their product. But if the liquor itself doesn’t live up to the price-point (probably not), they’ll get the single sale but few repeat customers. Once you have the cool bottle, you’d need a better reason to spend that much more on Vodka, NO?

    For the established brands, it’s a great way to gain publicity and utilize “limited edition” marketing to either create a true collectors item or simply justify a higher price point… The first three are good examples of this.


    And also: ….Yes. 🙂

  2. Sam

    I know exactly what you mean! My Boyfriend’s Mother purchased a 2ft Tall bottle of Tequila that was in the shape of a Tommy Gun, and it was the smelliest most disgusting tequila I have ever had! this company must be doing well based on the bottle, as it certainly is not for the taste! Also, there is a Russian Vodka that sells it’s mediocre vodka for no less than $100 a bottle. They sell it based on the fact that it is distilled with diamonds (which does nothing), mean while you don’t get a diamond in the bottle or anything just a glass mold of one on the bottle. It truly amazes me what people are willing to spend money on for glass! Great post!

  3. MIke

    In the Big Bang Theory season 6 season finale they were in a liquor store. There was a monster/gargoyle head bottle on the shelf any ideas of what it is. I can not find out anything from searching for it.

    • j phat

      just looked up a picture of the show, looks like dead head rum to me

  4. Norm

    One of the bottles you left out was manana tequila.

  5. Donald foote

    I have an unopened bottle kings ransom blended scotch. It has to be at least 70 years old.what do you think it’s worth.

  6. Drew Moore

    One of the most unique bottles that recently came out is the Flashbang Tequila bottle. It is a replica of an M84 grenade and actually opens by pulling the pin to let the handle fly off. It has won tequila awards and tastes really smooth for 100 proof. Only comes in a 50ml though. I would love a bigger one. http://www.flashbangspirits.com

  7. Shirley

    I have two unopened, four chamber bottles, ( four different liquors), by Marie Brizard & Roger. The only date on the bottles, is the est. in 1755. they look pretty old. Can you give any info on them? I’ve been searching everywhere!!

  8. PJ

    Shirley, That date is the date the company was founded so I highly doubt that it is quite that old, although if it is, you are a millionaire and dont know it

  9. Bob

    Great find — Lady shoe Bottle Design can you tell me the History of the bottle and the Value

  10. Danukz

    the hispanic statue bottle is from LA COFRADIA Brand Tequila as a part of the Prehispanic Brand. http://www.tequilacofradia.com/demo/productos2.php?tipo=prehispanico

  11. VINCENT SIVIGLIA

    I HAVE AN UNOPEN BOTTLE OF AMENIAN VOKA HORSE FROM LA COLLECTION HOW MUCH IS IT WORTH.
    THANKS IN ADVANCE VINCENT

  12. Andrea

    Pumpkinhead Rum. The bottle is shaped like a jack-o-lantern carved, round pumpkin.

  13. Joe

    I have unusual liquor bottles I collected over the years, any buyers out there?

  14. Lil

    @ Shirley here is some info on the four chamber Marie Brizard bottle. It was made some time in the seventies. It is amazing that you have two full ones! I would love to see photos!

  15. Bin Nguyen

    I see louis xii black pearl is the best.

  16. Merrilee Olson

    I am in search of the “limited edition” tequila bottle and stopper that was specially designed and sold Christmas season 2012 (I believe). It is in the shape of a guitar. If anyone has one and is willing to sell it, I would love to hear from them. I want it to be the “urn” for my sons ashes.
    Thank you in advance

  17. shari

    I saw a glass golf club filled w/tequila in Cancun. Anyone know where I can get one?

  18. Annie

    Clase Azul Tequila

  19. Mindy

    I have the #11 Milagro above. Does anyone have suggestions on repurposing? I would like to light it from the bottom, but not sold on the idea. It is a thin glass. Thank you.

  20. Lionel

    AnestasiA Vodka has a sophisticated and classic look. It should make your next edition of Amazing Liquor Bottles. By the way, the vodka has been rated a 94 “Gold Medal” in its class for taste and has won countless awards for packaging and design.

  21. Robert

    I have just been given a bottle of Nikka Whiskey in a Iron Samurai decanter bottle. It is UNopened and has the box with everything. Anyone have an idea what it would be worth. It was given to my grandfather in the 60s. I see the bottles alone go for $100. Thanks

  22. Lola Rivers

    I grew up in Spain, and My grandfather had this gorgeous anisette bottle, I never saw anything like it ever again. The bottle was thin and long, nice and clear but inside there stood a tree like form clear and seemed frosted at the same time, it was as if you could walk into a winter wonder land. I wish I had a vision of that again. Actually I do have a clear vision, and my grandfather made sure our memories were great. Well I could tell you about the carnivals that he took us to and the best hot dog that you could ever imagine, well maybe I’ll tell you about it another time. Thanks

  23. Connie

    I have an approximately 30 yr old liguar from spain. In a madador bottle I was wondering how much it might be worth

    thank you

  24. Helen

    Could you please help me? I am looking for an up-to-date Bottle Collectors Price Guide. Could you refer me to an excellent source? As I search the Web, I see different prices for the same bottle. I am especially interested in bottles made by Jim Bean, Ski Country and ASI – Aesthetic, Brooks (Ezra Brooks) and others.

    Thank you,

    Helen

  25. cpmw

    Beautiful bottles!

  26. Patsy

    I have a Black Death vodka which came in a black wooden coffin. I also have Pirate vodka in the shape of a pirate ship; Smirnoff nutcracker bottle; Harmonie XO bottle shaped like the Eiffel Tower.

  27. Rachel

    Great list. I personally tried Frozen Ghost Vodka. And I actually noticed, the Frozen Ghost Vodka website is back up. You can link to it if you’d like as you did in the past.

  28. Shaarani Mahadi

    I like the Samurai Vodka.
    How do I make an order purchase for that bottle? What’s the price like?

    • Kelsey Brown

      Hey, Shaarani! We love this bottle too. It looks like it’s still in its prototype phase which means it isn’t available for purchase anywhere. We hope that changes soon, because it would make any collection pop!

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