It’s All In The Bottle

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).

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