Bottle #47: Polmos Wisniak

Bottle #47: Polmos Wisniak

Bottle #47: Polmos Wisniak After recruiting a native Polish speaker to help me figure out the backstory of bottle #39, Wawel honey wine, I was a little worried about starting to research Bottle #47: Polmos Wisniak. But it was actually one of the easiest bottles I’ve...
Bottle #46: Mandalay

Bottle #46: Mandalay

Bottle #46: Mandalay In 1979 Gilbey’s of Canada was looking for their next product. To move things along, they hired a product development company called Product Initiatives (PI for short). This was a strategy that had paid off brilliantly for their parent company,...
Bottle #39: Wawel Mead

Bottle #39: Wawel Mead

Bottle #39: Wawel Mead Bottle #39 is an extra-large mini of Wawel Polish Honey Wine. It doesn’t have any kind of volume measure on it, but it’s probably about 100 mL, or twice the size of a regular mini. The bottle itself has a lot going. Its squat shape is similar to...
Bottle #35: Cardenal Mendoza Brandy de Jerez

Bottle #35: Cardenal Mendoza Brandy de Jerez

Bottle #35: Cardenal Mendoza Brandy de Jerez Tiny bottle #35 is definitely wins the prize so far for packaging. It was in a cork box, which picked up some mold in its decades of storage. Inside the box, the bottle was wrapped in bright yellow cellophane. Beneath that...
Bottle #30: Wild Turkey 101 Bourbon

Bottle #30: Wild Turkey 101 Bourbon

Bottle #30: Wild Turkey 101 Bourbon Bottle #30 is Austin Nichols Wild Turkey bourbon, bottled at 8 years old and 101 proof. It’s in a bottle that was manufactured in 1979 which usually means it was bottled within a year of that. We’ve already had one Wild Turkey...