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  1. #11
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    Re: Best Looking Bourbon Bottle

    I just got my first bottle of Rock Hill Farms and the bottle garnered a lot of comments from the women in the house.

    I've always had a soft spot for the Knob Creek bottle. It's just so utilitarian and simple. The 1.75 looks ABSURD it's so big and square

  2. #12
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    Re: Best Looking Bourbon Bottle

    The 1.75 looks ABSURD it's so big and square
    I tend to agree. In fact, it's even worse from a utilitarian standpoint. My average-size, 62 year-old hands have difficulty pouring from that bottle, especially when the target is tippy and has a narrow opening (e.g. the Riedel bourbon glass). The only one I've ever owned forced me to hold it under my right arm as though I were stealing a chicken, while I steadied the glass with my left hand.

    I have a similar complaint about the 1.75 of Elijah Craig 12 y/o. I think it looks fine, but it's difficult to pour from. The flange at the top of the neck adds to the problem.

    Where the 1.75's are concerned, I think a handle is more important than maintaining the proportions and overall look of the 750 ml. bottle. I want a real handle, too, such as the one on the 1.75 of Wild Turkey 101. The indentations on the back of the 1.75 of Old Forester are much better than nothing, but still provide a grip that is a little too precarious for me.

    Oh, the best looking, you ask? I just now did a quick scan of my open bottles and arrived at an odd conclusion. The two I like best, and just about equally well, are very different -- Rock Hill Farms and Eagle Rare SB 10 y/o.

    Yours truly,
    Dave Morefield

  3. #13
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    Re: Best Looking Bourbon Bottle

    I like the Eagle Rare 10 Year, Buffalo Trace, and Rock Hill Farms bottles.

  4. #14
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    Re: Best Looking Bourbon Bottle

    The 1.75 looks ABSURD it's so big and square
    I tend to agree. In fact, it's even worse from a utilitarian standpoint. My average-size, 62 year-old hands have difficulty pouring from that bottle,
    OTOH, if you are ME, the 1.75 fits perfectly in your hand (and makes a great flask in my 48" 36inseam jeans ) BTW the guy who sold me my S&W 500M asked if I wanted an ankle holster for it for concealed carry
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    Re: Best Looking Bourbon Bottle

    My vote for favorite bottle has to go to Buffalo Trace. It just looks like a whiskey bottle. Extra points go to the details like the "ripped paper" label, the buffaloes imprinted on the neck band, and the cork stopper (a great bottle has to be corked).

    Going in another direction, whereas the Knob Creek and Elijah Craig 1.75's ARE absurd, I just can't believe that the Blanton's bottle contains 750ml. It looks so small!


    JOE

  6. #16
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    Re: Best Looking Bourbon Bottle

    Another of my favorites is the I.W. Harper 15yr bottle with the gold vein swirl design. Besides having my last name on it, I think it will make an awesome looking bar lamp. I plan to fill it with black sand after it is empty.

    Thomas

  7. #17
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    Re: Best Looking Bourbon Bottle

    I like the BT Antique bottles. They are simple, yet seem to portray what I would think an old whiskey bottle would look like back in the day.

    I can just see Clint taking a swig from a Stagg bottle in Unforgiven. what a great movie. Still in my top 5 of all time.

  8. #18
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    Re: Best Looking Bourbon Bottle

    I like the VWFRR bottle. But I drink a lot of armagnac as well, so that's a very sensible one.

    But what I really like, is anything with a screwcap. Easy travel!

  9. #19
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    Re: Best Looking Bourbon Bottle

    What I don't like about the BT collection bottles is that they are slightly too tall for my cabinet...
    Craig

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    Re: Best Looking Bourbon Bottle

    A FULL "Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve, 20 yr" that's MINE!

 

 

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