20cL Whiskey Bottles


I like the look of these 20cL mini bottles of whisky from Glasgow-based Douglas Laing & Co. Ltd.

Maybe it’s a diabetic thing, but they caught my eye on account of their resemblance to the crimped vials that injectable medicines (like insulin) usually come in. Also, the labels are rather prescription-like. Not so far-fetched really, since whisky does, after all, have a history of being used for “medicinal purposes.”

But their web site explains that the labels are actually based on hand-marked, distillery sample bottles:

“Replicating the sample bottles sent to us from stock held at the Distilleries—these wee 20cl bottles appear to have been hand written by one of the team pulling the sample (full marks for legibility!)”

Douglas Laing & Co. Ltd.

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