Who Wears It Best? Bottle Throwdown.

Maker's Mark has a trademark on its red, dripping wax seal and the company enforces it vigorously. Go look for another bourbon, or liquor for that matter, with a red wax seal. Good luck.

Brown-Forman sued Barton in the early 2000s because they thought Ridgewood Reserve had the look, feel, and sound of their Woodford Reserve. The litigation led to the creation of Ridgemont Reserve 1792, which has seen two bottle design changes since the lawsuit.

Apart from Maker's wax and Woodford's feel, however, not a whole lot is sacred in bourbon packaging. And with the proliferation of hundreds of new American whiskeys, there are bound to be similarly packaged products.

I have no idea who supplies the industry with its glass, but business must be amazing right now. Here are a few examples of the "twins" on our shelf. Post photos of your whiskey twins below!

Old Forester Whiskey Row series vs. the Belle Meade line-up.


The "Stagg, Jr." bottle is known as the "Oslo" and is one of the most popular bourbon bottles.


An earlier version of this post implied that the Yellowstone reboot bottle may have been inspired by the modern "Pappy" bottle...see the comments below about the true inspiration for the Yellowstone bottle design by the man who designed the label.


The Buffalo Trace Antique Collection bottle (e.g. Thomas H. Handy rye) is hiding right under your nose. See, e.g. Eagle Rare, Smooth Ambler, Willett.


O.K.I., the E.H. Taylor line-up and Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey all use one of my favorite looking bottles.


The Weller line-up is also used for the Very Old Barton brand. I've also seen this bottle used for a banana flavored liquor...

Elmer T. Lee and Old Medley are rocking the same dimpled/squat bottle.

Michter's 10 and Town Branch rye...
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I had too much to drink and thought these were the same. Not quite. Both nice bourbons though.