Top 10 whisky bottle designs

24th September, 2014 by Amy Hopkins

Highland Park 50 Year Old

Highland-Park-50-Year-OldInternationally-renowned Scottish designer Maeve Gillies designed the bottle for Highland Park’s 50-year-old expression, finding her inspiration in the wild and rugged elemental forces of the island.
Each bottle is hand-crafted, wrapped in ornate sterling silver, with the number ‘50’ intertwined in the nautical-inspired design.
A piece of Orcadian pink sandstone, sourced from the quarry that built the 15th century St Magnus’ Cathedral in Kirkwall, is inscribed with the Highland Park logo and set in the front of the bottle. On the back there is a dark glass disc which becomes translucent once the bottle is empty, and through this a tiny replica of the rosette window in the Cathedral is visible.
The bottle is presented in a hand-carved Scottish oak box, set with a sterling silver and glass porthole through which you can glimpse Highland Park logo on the bottle within.

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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