Scotland’s Next Top Bottle

There are some absolutely crazy bottlings kicking about these days! This is the conclusion I have come to when walking around a whisky shop the other day. I had a bit of spare time on my hands, so I spent it as I  normally do (that is before I went to a bar and started sampling).

Marketing people and bottle designers seem to be a pretty wild bunch. Here are some highlights of my favourite bottle designs. Genius or madness? You decide. Vote in our poll and drop your own candidates in the comments!

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Antiquary 21 yo: Blue velvet lined bottle. Blue Velvet box. Absolute class. If I was to be invited into Joan Collins boudoir, I imagine this is what would be served.

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Tamdhu 25 yo: Can you hear the choppers overhead? Gulf War veterans look away now, because this is the Tamdhu Desert Storm Edition.

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Smokehead 18 yo: Remember how in Men in Black Tommy Lee Jones is wielding a huge Mega Blaster for destroying Aliens? This is the whisky world’s Alien Mega Blaster Bottle.

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Dalmore 40 yo: ‘I open this tome to summon an Evil. An Evil that has been forgotten for decades, buried in the darkness’. If you want to summon Evil, than it’s £1425 please.

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Glenglassaugh 30 yo: ‘Works 50% of the time, all of the time’ (Brian Fantana, Anchorman). If Sex Panther actually existed, it would come in a similarly styled bottle. Not sure if dousing yourself in Glenglassaugh will make you irresistible to women. Worth a try?

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Glenfarclas 105 40 yo: The Manchester United bottling. It’s great! One of my favourite whiskies, and the packaging makes it look like they are sponsored by my favourite team. I wonder if they can get me any tickets…

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