Out of a spark of romanticism – and maybe a little curiosity, I decided to take a stroll around the digital block to visit one of my old favourite haunts so to speak – the Bruichladdich Distillery blog by Mark Reynier.
I guess I just wanted to see if maybe, just maybe – I just simply missed getting a notification. And that there was maybe one of their trademark funny, often snarky but usually informative blog posts just sitting there waiting to be read. That maybe it had been taken over by someone and was resurrected just like the distillery was in 2000.
Sadly – there wasn’t. There was no notification. There was no blog post.
Whisk(e)y seems in essence to be one of the most naturally pure products produced in the world today.
If you think of it – the only ingredients (minus the possibility of E150A caramel colouring – that’s another post altogether) are water, malted barley, yeast, wood, environment rich air, and of course – time.
So it’s hard to believe that creating whisky would leave a big environmental footprint.
But the Scotch Whisky industry is very busy producing its glorious nectar for the world – and doing so leaves a sizeable mark.
Ok – I’ll put out a very clear and simple disclaimer.
This Top 10 list of whisk(e)y bottle designs represents my personal favorite bottle designs based entirely from whisk(e)y bottles I’ve actually either:
- held in my own two hands (very carefully) or
- been lucky enough to have enjoyed the wonderful contents from within
So while there’s some fantastic examples out there – this blue-collar, somewhat realistic, under $400 list is not dedicated for them.
However, if you do know of some amazing bottle designs – please feel free to share by commenting below! I’d love to see them!
With all that said – let’s get to it – from starting from number 10 all the way to my opinion on the number one whisk(e)y design. Cheers!
Far too often I’ve seen people rolling their eyes and scoffing at the mere mention of Japanese whisky.
“Not in my glass,” they’ll say. “I only drink real malt whisky.”