On crowded liquor store shelves, it’s all about the bottle. More often than not, huge numbers of people walk out of their local purveyor with something new, simply because it comes in an awesome bottle.
There’s nothing wrong with that. Picking any bottle off the shelf can sometimes be a crap shoot anyway, so it might as well be a crap shoot that looks good on a home bar.
People’s tendency to pick the bright shiny object has led distillers and brewers to go bigger and better in order to outdo one another. The latest breed of liquor bottles are designed to stand out on the shelf and catch the eye.
Here are 11 bottles worthy of those moments: