Most Innovative Liquor Bottles

For this month, I decided to go a different route for our blog. While many blogs focus on the actual drink and taste of the spirit, few focus on the aesthetic of the bottle. Some bottles are a true work of art and there times when the bottle is just as important as the actual drink. The aesthetic can definitely affect what you pay for the drink. Check out some of my favorites below:

maurice amonCrystal Head Vodka: This premium vodka is unique for its additive-free recipe — no glycerol, citrus oils or sugars — as well as the crystal skull bottle that holds the clean liquor. After seven filters, three through Herkimer diamonds, the vodka is decidedly smooth but it’s the bottle that gives this vodka its extended value. The crystal skull was designed by Dan Aykroyd and John Alexander with the desire to create a vessel that reflected the quality and purity that the vodka embodies.

maurice amonCapone Tommy Gun: Who doesn’t like a good Al Capone reference, especially when it’s combined with hard liquor? This vodka vessel is appropriate for the classic thug or anyone who just enjoys a good cocktail. Though it’s a bit expensive ($69.99), the gun-shaped bottle really makes the juice worth the squeeze.

maurice amonCoronation Khukri Liqueur: If you are looking for a stylish addition to your liquor cabinet, then this is the rum for you. Not only does this smooth and balanced rum provide a fine aroma and oak wood flavor, it also showcases that wonderful taste in a 20 inch handsome dagger bottle and included stand. There is a reason that this Nepalese rum proudly presents itself as the “Taste of Himalayas.”

maurice amonMedea Vodka: Medea boasts a deliciously smooth vodka with subtle aromas of apple, lemongrass, cream, and vanilla. It’s a delightful liquor that fits beautifully with almost any cocktail recipe. But this Netherlandic Vodka company lets its bottle give the real wow factor. Their LED technology lets users program personalized messages directly onto the bottle. Light up someone’s special day with this programmable bottle of Medea Vodka.

maurice amonRemy Martin Louis XIII Rare Cask: Okay, $2,399.99 is a little much for even the tastiest Cognac, but the Remy Martin Louis XIII is a 50-year-old 100% Grande Champagne with a complex bouquet of aromas and flavors. This French masterpiece apparently offers a balanced smell of truffles, rancio, roasted chestnuts, and prunes. If that doesn’t whet your appetite, then at least you’ll feel fancy as you pour out of the ornately designed crystal bottle. It’s a design fit for a king (or queen!)

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