The makers of some fine spirits are creating special blends and packaging them in striking bottles that won't end up in the recycling bin. The Macallan has unveiled a limited edition of a rare 55-year-old single-malt Scotch in a new decanter based on the classic paquerettes tiara perfume bottle designed by Rene Lalique in 1910, with a stopper made of amber-colored crystal. The 420 decanters will be available at selected outlets in January ($12,000; themacallan.com).
For cognac aficionados, Hennessy Ellipse Cognac blends seven outstanding vintages—one dating back to 1830—to create a complex bouquet, then presents the liqueur in an elliptical Baccarat crystal decanter ($6,955; harrods.com). Another fine cognac, the Frapin Cuv?e 1888 Rabelais, is now available in a special carafe produced by the Cristalleries Royales de Champagne, accentuated by a 24-karat gold border. Only 1,888 bottles are being produced ($7,010; harrods.com).