Dating miniature liquor bottles

12 Mar

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This one-of-a-kind crystal Lalique decanter was commissioned by the famed Speyside distillery to be crafted using the ancient “cire perdue” method (also known as the “lost wax” method), which involves using a mold to cast duplicates of original sculptures and other kinds of three-dimensional art.

Not only is the bottle a work of craftsmanship; it also and holds the oldest and rarest Macallan single malt ever bottled.

Advertising trays and glasses from breweries are also on our list of wants.

Spirits Bottles: Early bottles embossed or labeled with spirit names such as gin, whiskey, rum, bourbon, or rye are always of interest.

It sold at Sotheby’s for a whopping 0,000 in 2010, making it the most expensive bottle of whiskey ever sold.

Largely thanks to that final price, 36 other bottles of the same single malt were later sold for around ,000 a piece.

In the United States, however, the oldest bottles were actually ceramic vessels produced by indigenous groups.

Perhaps it may say something like Valentine Blatz Brewing Company or Joseph Schlitz Brewing Company.

The bottle may be embossed with the word BREWERY or the word BOTTLING.

Packaging is an effective and powerful part of a brand’s marketing strategy, but sometimes packaging becomes a bit more than that.

For many liquors, the bottle that holds it can be as much a reason to buy it as the drink contained within; Absolut Vodka is a brand that comes to mind.