Top 10 whisky bottle designs

24th September, 2014 by Amy Hopkins

Johnnie Walker Diamond Jubilee

Johnnie-Walker-Diamond-JubileeJohn Walker and Sons celebrated the 60th anniversary of The Queen’s accession to the throne in style; bottling a blend of 60 year-old Scotch whiskies in 60 of these elaborate, diamond-shaped Baccarat decanters.

The unique blend of grain and malt whiskies were finished in a cask made of English oak from The Queen’s Sandringham Estate. Two small casks of the blend were aged at the Royal Lochnagar Distillery, on the edge of the Balmoral Estate.

Adorned with Britannia silver, the decanters have six legs to represent the decades of The Queen’s reign. The silver collar is set with a half-carat diamond, the Royal Arms – the John Walker & Sons monogram – and an individually numbered seal, shaped by acclaimed Scottish silversmiths, Hamilton & Inches.

One Response to “Top 10 whisky bottle designs”

  1. Paul H. says:

    Personally, I dislike bottles that hide their contents. Too much pleasure of a distillation lays in viewing the hues. The Highland Park 50, The Macallan M, and Johnnie Walker Diamond are all gorgeous. I was not too impressed by the J&B Tatoo or the Chivas Regal versions though, as those are basically fancy labels/wrappers with nothing unusual about the bottle itself.

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