We all know it’s what’s inside that counts. Still, some vodka bottles are such show-stoppers, you can’t help but take a moment to admire what’s on the outside.
1. Anestasia Vodka ($35)
The angular, iceberg-like bottle was created by industrial designer Karim Rashid and is made from recycled glass. The sharp edges reference the “V” and “K” in the word “vodka.”
2. Crystal Head Vodka ($50)
Best known as the vodka backed by actor Dan Akroyd, his partner in the venture is fine artist John Alexander, who designed the bottle as homage to 13 crystal heads found in regions around the world, which are thought to offer spiritual power and enlightenment. The bottles are manufactured at Milan-based Bruni Glass.
3. Marquis Vodka ($40)
This rye-based, Marquis de Sade-themed Polish vodka appears dangerously inky-black in the dark frosted bottle. But it’s clear in the glass.
4.Medea Vodka ($40)
Check it: the world’s only vodka bottle with a customizable LED message band. Note that it takes a fair amount of effort to program a message (see a tutorial video here).
5. Purity Vodka ($45)
This smooth Swedish vodka is packaged in a substantial, luxe-looking bottle with diamond-like facets.
6. Tigre Blanc Vodka ($90)
The flashy gold bottle, influenced by East Asian and Indian art, has tiger stripes and a bottle top that looks a bit like a bulbous candle flame. The vodka is made from wheat grown in France’s Cognac region, and a portion of proceeds benefit the Panthera Organization, dedicated to aiding and preserving wildcats.