Sunday, August 9, 2009

Only good for the bottles

The three liquor bottles seen below are the COOLEST liquor bottles ever made, says I.

Photo source HERE.

Ironically, the libations inside 'em are among the worst spirits ever made for human consumption!

The skull bottle on the left once held Crystal Head Vodka, whose taste has been compared to nail polish remover. (Still, it would worth buying just for the bottle.)

Next to the vodka bottle are the two bottles that fit together to hold Jekyll and Hyde liquors, marketed by Anheuser-Busch's subsidiary, Long Tail Libations. As this site describes the two-in-one drink, "Both bottles hold 750 mL, with one clear glass bottle showing the deep-red, 60-proof raspberry-flavored Jekyll, the other revealing the black, 80-proof Hyde, a black molasses-tasting product. When a bartender pours each into a shot glass, Hyde floats on top of Jekyll due to differing product viscosities and the amount of sugar in each." Another site, Liquor Snob, says the Hyde part is "herbal tasting;" the site The Bachelor Guy site similarly describes Hyde as "spicy."

But MOLASSES-tasting? Ooorg!

Both liquors are pretty sweet. Feh. Manischewitz is cheaper.

The Jekyll and Hyde liquors seem to have evolved from fruit-flavored malt liquor shots designed to be added to beer! (Blehhh.) This was test-marketed by Anheuser-Busch in 2006; the following year the harder Jekyll and Hyde liquors came out.

Below is the original art that was designed for the malt liquor; the painting by illustrator Jerome Lagarrigue was adapted for the label of the 2007 Jekyll and Hyde form-fitting bottles:

Image source: Flickr account- Jon Cronin

If you want drink recipes (like a Mary Reilly) that use Jekyll and Hyde, or a Jekyll and Hyde screensaver, go to the official website.


Chris 'Frog Queen' Davis said...

LOL! I hear ya!! I have the skull vodka (dangerous when mixed with Red Bull..I have the scars to prove it :D )....not not even going to touch the others.

Hard to resist around this time of year......


suzanne said...

Disgusting as the contents sound, those Jekyll/Hyde bottles would be hard to resist :)

Ubermilf said...

I will only drink it if I actually turn into Ms. Hyde.

wiec? said...

the crystal skull did taste a bit nail polishy but the bottle is now one of my prized pocessions.

by the by i just gave yer blog an award. check my post dated 8/09 and claim it if you are so inclined. be well.

Hollygoyle said...

Man, I'm glad I'm not the only one who thought Crystal Skull Vodka was rancid!

That Jekyll and Hyde stuff looks interesting, tho...

I Love Horror said...

Hey Max!

It's Brad from I Love Horror. Just checking to see if you got Ash in the mail yet. Brittney from Day of the Woman sent it off a week ago. Let me know!


Max the drunken severed head said...

Just sent Brittany an e-mail. Ass-kickin' Ash arrived just over two hours ago!

I Love Horror said...

Woo! Just take the pictures when you can send them to me at When they arrive I'll send you the next address. Thanks!

Max the drunken severed head said...

Will do!

Nick Sayers said...

Wow lol Its like a horror version of a Miami vice... :D jk Im gonna keep my eyes open for that and some colt45

Unknown said...

I picked up the Jekyll and hyde on bottle alone, and can't even look at them after drinking them. Wife wont let me get rid of them. If you want the bottle just pour it out don't drink it


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