OI revamps antique whiskey bottles

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The premium brand, owned by The Tomatin Distillery Co, has three variants, a standard blend, a 12-year-old and a super-premium 21-year-old, all of which are released in the new development.

OI Alloa developed the glass with a large diamond-shaped label panel, which is highlighted by triangular panels.

The overall effect echoes a sparkling diamond, to illustrate the brand’s claim to be ‘a cut above’ due to the high proportion of malt whiskeys in its blended recipes.

The container also has a long cylindrical neck, allowing a particularly deep and golden anti-theft closure. Pocket Rocket Creative designed the labels.

Colin Mason, NPD Innovation Manager at OI Alloa, said: “This is a complex bottle to design and manufacture, yet the performance of his line is still excellent. Our investment in flexible bottle manufacturing technology at Alloa provides low volume niche brands like The Antiquary, premium glass packaging with the benefits of traditional high productivity forming.

Jennifer Masson of The Tomatin Distillery Co, added: “Any whiskey that wants to thrive on the world stage must carve out a distinctive positioning. This diamond of a glass bottle from OI, paired with cartons and gift boxes that continue the diamond theme, provides exactly the point of difference we need.

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