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  • Attractive bottles
  • neilnevill
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    Buying a present earlier today for some friends that like gin,  when my wife saw mermaid gin in its attractive bottle we knew that was for them as they have a collection of the more interesting empty bottles in their kitchen.  It could be style over substance but let’s hope not.

    Anyway, what other attractive bottles have you got? Any spirit will do. If the contents are a decent drink even better.

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    donald
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    neilnevill
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    Not quite what I had in mind,  but could look attractive stood upright on the shelf.

    Pyro
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    Shivering Mountain gin – has Mam Tor as the indent in the base of the bottle. The missus got it in a Craft Gin Club subscription and we both looked at the bottle and went “ooh, that’s cool…”

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    gowerboy
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    Harris Gin has a nice bottle.  It looks nicer in the flesh than in the photo.  https://harrisdistillery.com/pages/isle-of-harris-gin 

    domtastic
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    Winchester Distillery Gin has got a good bottle!

    matt_outandabout
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    joshvegas
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    Harris gins, the original glass one is cracking but that one Matt posted is great.

    This is epic… It’s engraved or stamped or something IE the picture is sunk into the copper.

    The ginis delicious and… Black… Which turns pink when you add the tonic.

    swdan
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    Ninefold Rum, made by a member of this Parish too

    https://www.ninefolddistillery.com/

    northernremedy
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    There’s some lovely whisky bottles. 

    Mortlach – nicely art deco

    Kilchoman – I always think they’d make a lovely lamp

    Nc’Nean is lovely, be quite nice with a light inside  

    One distillery that I’ve forgotten used a little bit of local granite in the cap. 

    mrb123
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    Bladnoch Whisky

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    slowoldman
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    Back in the old days this was the bottle I loved.

    1111-newcastle-brown-500ml-beer

    bikebob
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    You’ve chosen well with Mermaid, very good gin. Another vote for shivering mountain bottle, unfortunately the gin is bit mundane. Tanquery 10 is a beautiful bottle, if somewhat ubiqitous.

    onehundredthidiot
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    Mrs 100th has a couple from down the hill.

    dovebiker
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    I was going to post Harris gin, Raasay whisky – popular with bottle-o-philes in the shop. Nc’Nean Quiet Rebel comes in a blue bottle – and the contents are very, very nice. The Hearach whisky has a very nice bottle also – but it’s sold out everywhere

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    stgeorge
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    I would quite like one of these bottles

    Twodogs
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    My rule of thumb is the more a company spend on fancy bottles, the less they spend on the contents.

    dc1988
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    Italicus looks pretty cool 

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    scotroutes
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    Saccades
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    Designed like a milk churn, it’s also incredibly moorish.

    joshvegas
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    My rule of thumb is the more a company spend on fancy bottles, the less they spend on the contents.

    Well you will miss out on the fantastic drinks!

    CountZero
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    Gin isn’t really my drink, but I’m willing to make an exception for the Kerr’s Gin above, just for the stunning bottle! That’s beautiful, I’d have a couple of those around just as vases for putting flowers in. 😍

    100psi
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    Try Misty Isles Gin from the Isle of Skye distillery. Great bottles and great gin

    Misty Isle Gin

    spooky_b329
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    It’s interesting what the marketeers come up with to make a product stand out from the crowd.  Just a bottle and a label and a fraction of a second to catch your eye as you scan a 7 storey shelf unit full of spirits!

    My mother-in-law always points out Freixinet Prosecco as a nice prosecco.  What she is really pointing out is that the cut glass bottle is very eye catching on the shelf.

    I always notice Grey Goose vodka as it has the reverse label with the mountain view, and because the bottle is opaque you can only see the mountains through the goose sillouette so mountains move as you walk past.

    Engine puts their spirits in old tins a bit like engine oil which is eye catching but does look a bit tacky/cheap.

    I bought some Wise Wolf wine recently.  It’s in an older style bottle with a very short/stumpy neck. Turns out they are carbon neutral and it’s a recycled bottle, which means the glass is very dark/dull. Solution, chop the neck off so the punters notice it!

    Whilst googling to confirm the Vodka brand, I found this, turns out even single use plastic bottles are at it.
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    maccruiskeen
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    Harris Gin has a nice bottle

    I’d hazard a guess that no Harris Gin bottle has ever been chucked in a bottle bank.

    Downpour Coast and Croft is incredibly, incredibly tasty but not in a daft faddish way and also looks lovely – handsome bottle but it’s the colour that makes it. Its the colour of the taste – very well judged bit of packaging.

    maccruiskeen
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    they have a collection of the more interesting empty bottles in their kitchen

    I have a collection of interesting beer cans in my bedroom

    eatmorepizza
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    Crystal Head Vodka

    BoardinBob
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    Bought this based on how good the bottle looked. Tasted fantastic and the empty bottle still sits on display on my kitchen bar shelf

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    stevehine
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    Attractiveness is questionable; but I quite liked the look of this when I spotted it in Sainsburys last week…

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    TroutWrestler
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    Clicked on this to say Harris Gin, but it has already been said a number of times.

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    jp-t853
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    Not the best picture of the bottle but Sanday Gin looks good. This is me with my trotters up camping on Sanday looking across to Start Point lighthouse which features on the bottle. Very nice gin with a slice of lime.

    This picture also has my beloved Patterdale who we lost two weeks ago :-(. God I miss her

    Sanday Gin

    jp-t853
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    Orkney Gin have nice bottles for all of their products but the Aatta is like a decanter and has some real weight to the bottle and glass stopper
    Orkney Gin

    sprootlet
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    Silent pool has a nice bottle and the gin is lovely too – fairly light and floral

    neilnevill
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    There’s some lovely bottles out there it seems! Both shape and colours.   A lot seem to be gin…. probably reflecting that gin is an ‘in’ drink and the marketeers are working it.

    I hadn’t realised the Highlands were so strong in gin distilleries either.  I guess without the aging malts need it probably has more potential profit.

    maccruiskeen
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    I hadn’t realised the Highlands were so strong in gin distilleries either. I guess without the aging malts need it probably has more potential profit.

    It’s a way of getting a distillery off the ground. If you invest in a new distillery to make whisky it’ll be 8-10 years before you have anything ready to sell, where as you can start selling gin right away while the whisky is maturing. However it’s also important to note – not all Gin brands have a distillery attached. You can just buy spirit, add flavours, sell gin.

    onehundredthidiot
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    The better gins have a gin still that have the botanicals positioned so there is a vapour extraction of the flavours.
    Here’s a navy strength one in a navy bottle.

    matt_outandabout
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    Not my style, but we saw a bottle of this in the summer and it’s a work of art. And 50 years old.

    choppersquad
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    I was going to say Silent Pool too.

    It seems to be bottle of choice to shove some fairy lights in here in Surrey.

    sweepy
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    People actually buy empty bottles of Harris gin up here!

    My pick is this, its a nice tequila, art deco bottle, and a pretty girl in a floaty dress on the label :)

    gordimhor
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    When you see a beautifully packaged spirit at an attractive price the makers have compromised elsewhere.

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