Great Design + Good Bottle = Collectable bottles
These two top things were destined to find each other and speak the same common language. If it takes so long to master the liquid inside these amazing bottles and it is surly an art, it makes perfect sense for their container to be in the same league. Now many of the top liquor brands have partnered with top designers to create such amazing collectable bottles.You will find expensive cognac to an less known gins, and some of these collaborations may surprise you.
Louis XIII de Rémy Martin Cognac & Baccarat ($2,850)
Inspired by a metal flask lost on a French battlefield in 1569 and recovered centuries later, the elaborate decanter for this equally luxe cognac is designed and produced by Baccarat, the French maker of fine crystal. Like the up-to-100-year-old brandy it contains, the bottle melds luxury with just a touch of history.
Chivas 18 by Pinnifarina (160)
Who knows style better than Italians? That’s why Chivas Regal asked for special editions of its 18-year-old Scotch whisky from famous car-design and engineering firm Pininfarina, whose talent is behind such classic autos as the Ferrari 330 and the Alfa Romeo Spider. There are three versions, which start at $160 for the metal-and-wood Limited Edition 1 and go all the way up to the $100,000, seven-foot-tall Mascherone.
Patrón Tequila & David Yurman ($70):
If you love collecting tequila, This one’s for you. For the 2013 holiday season, Patrón enlisted Evan Yurman, chief men’s and timepiece design director for luxury jewelry designer David Yurman, to come up with a special top for its añejo tequila. The reusable stopper is modeled after the handguards of 18th-century Japanese samurai swords, and is made of zinc and gunmetal electroplating with 24-karat gold detail.
Anestasia Vodka & Karim Rashid ($39):
What’s inside the bottle may be a simple, classic vodka, but the company had world-renowned industrial designer and architect Karim Rashid come up with the bottle, which is made from recycled materials and looks like a giant icicle. It’s so stunning, you may never open it.