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 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
The Bombay Sapphire Revelation collection featured just five Baccarat crystal 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!
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
The 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!
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
If 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
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
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
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
Don’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
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
If 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
This 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!
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 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 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.
If you’re looking for the perfect company gifts, make a basket with a premium bottle and customized glasses. You also won’t go wrong with fun bottle openers or custom coasters. At the end of the day, people want a classy, memorable gift that’s going to make an impression. You’ll find that and more if you consider making any bottle in this collection part of your gift giving.