Reveal #15

Jun 27, 2024 |

This was an really fun unboxing video from my grandmother’s collection of vintage minis! Lots of bottles came up that will be great excuses to tell some of the stories I’ve been promising you in previous episodes. And I found the TINIEST bottle so far, which is is both adorable and comes with a great tale!

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White square bottle… gin! I’m so excited to see this gin!

After Opening Credits

Hello and welcome to My Tiny Bottles, the project where I’m exploring my grandmother’s legacy of miniature liquor bottles, one tiny bottle at a time. I’m your host, Tammy Coxen, and it’s time for another reveal video.

So if you watched the last reveal video, you’ll know I got surprised by a few things, so I picked some extra bottles today and I tried to feel them and make sure they were actually bottles and not, you know, like mystery jugs with London, Canada on them. So, we’ll see what we find.

Tammy extracts a paper wrapped package from the box.

All right. This one, felt, like, two bottles, together, and a… very old elastic band? Great.

Let’s see what’s in here? White square bottle… gin! I’m so excited to see this gin! I’m a lot of bottles into this collection right now and I haven’t found a single bottle of gin, which just seemed like a real oversight, right? And I like gin, I have a lot of gin. So I was really sad not to see it.

So this is Gilbey’s, Gilbey’s London Dry Gin. Now, Gilbey’s of Canada came up when I was talking about Mandalay, I don’t know what bottle number that was. So this is from Gilbey’s of Canada.

But an old one, it’s listed as 1.6 fluid ounces. Doesn’t have any proof on it that I can see. So this is probably quite an old bottle of Gilbey’s. We’ll see what I can figure out. Not full full, but not empty either so maybe it’ll still taste good, we can hope.

And let’s see what else is in this package?

Tammy unwraps second bottle.

Oh! Oh! Okay, so I’ve been waiting for ages for a bottle of Bailey’s Irish Cream and I thought maybe, maybe I had it, but in fact it is not Bailey’s Irish Cream, it is O’Darby Irish Cream. So… maybe I’ll finally have to tell you the Bailey’s story even though it’s not for a Bailey’s bottle. I don’t know. We’ll see if we can find out anything else.

Tammy shakes the bottle and gets excited thinking this cream liqueur might still be liquid.

Oh no, definitely a nice solid chunk in there moving back and forth. Okay, O’Darby Irish cream. That was pretty good.

Let’s see what else we have. I think the rest are just loose bottles, nothing wrapped, so I can just reach in and grab.

Tammy pulls a third bottle.

More Cognac. I am really getting to explore the Cognac expressions of the 1970s and 80s here, maybe into the 90s as well. This is Monnet Cognac. So it’s not a brand I’m familiar with but… 4 stars. It doesn’t have VS or VSOP or anything like that on it. It has 4 stars, so I don’t know. I have to look up what that might mean.

More Cognac. If you are a Cognac fan, if you know anything about Cognac, let me know because I have got a lot of Cognac here.

And next up.

Tammy selects fourth bottle.

Black Bottle Scotch Whisky. This might sound familiar to you because this was bottle number 4. And I have referenced back to it a lot because I talked all about Scotch there and how it was made and where it comes from.

So I can tell just looking at it that this is absolutely identical to the other bottle of Black Bottle Scotch so I am going to go ahead and pull a sixth bottle today so so we have something else to talk about.

Out comes the fifth bottle, wrapped in paper.

All right, this one, I am not even sure if this is really a bottle.

So when I grabbed this one I was like, “this is really tiny.” So this could be another one of grandma’s mystery items that just got packaged with the bottles.

Let’s find out. Okay. Definitely not something I was expecting. This is the itty bittiest little bottle of Guinness you have ever in your life seen.

And that’s great because a while back I said that I would tell the Guinness story someday and so now I have a really good excuse to tell the Guinness story.

Somebody’s like put tape all over the top of this it must have started leaking at some point. Or maybe it’s just like an old cellophane wrap, but it’s falling apart. It’s super dusty. It is the cutest thing ever. Guinness Extra Stout.

You’d almost think I planned this with all the queueing up!

Reaches in for the sixth bottle.

All right, gonna grab one more and we have. Oh, another Morandini.

Mmm, they packaged their cream liqueur in a clear bottle so you can really see how disgusting it is as opposed to the ones that at least are in brown bottles so you can kind of hide the layering.

So Morandini, Italian distillery, I tasted their Maraschino with Camper English in a tasting video. I don’t know what Morovo is. Oh – reading label – Liquor All’Uovo, right? So that’s egg.

So this is an egg liqueur, not even cream, eggs. Thanks, Grandma. Guess we’ll talk all about the history of egg liquors, which are totally a thing somehow.

All right, if you want to find out about these bottles, you better be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss them when they come back around. You can also follow me on all of your social medias. I’m at my tiny bottles on Instagram and Facebook and I’m at my name, Tammy Coxen on Bluesky.

And leave a comment, let me know what you know about any of these bottles. Any favorite egg liqueur memories? Let me know. In the meantime, thanks for reading. Cheers!


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