Not a member? - Register and login now.
All registered users can read our entire magazine archive.

Highland Park Bottles

Take part in our whisky polls and votes. You can also post your own polls in this forum.

Which Highland Park bottle style do you prefer?

The latest style with a text based label and tube
15
33%
The recent style with a picture label and a narrow neck and picture box
5
11%
The older style with an "h" label, wide neck and sunset tube
26
57%
 
Total votes : 46

Highland Park Bottles

Postby Deactivated Member » Tue Jul 01, 2008 5:40 pm

On another thread, we have seen the three most recent styles of Highland Park bottles:

viewtopic.php?f=12&t=8823&view=unread#p158264

The simple subject for the poll is - which of the three do you prefer?
Deactivated Member
 

Re: Highland Park Bottles

Postby Mr Fjeld » Tue Jul 01, 2008 5:43 pm

I prefer the latest design. The oldest alternative looks like an old ketchup bottle - designed with the purpose of making you pour more than you should. Same trick as the toothpaste tube - make the mouth wider and you sell more.
Mr Fjeld
Cask Strength Gold Member
 
Posts: 4249
Joined: Thu Feb 03, 2005 2:08 pm

Re: Highland Park Bottles

Postby les taylor » Tue Jul 01, 2008 5:48 pm

I love the new one. It also has a wide neck so it goes glug glug. I just think the design is simple but very stylish. It's so good I think Auchentoshan have done their version of it.

:)
User avatar
les taylor
Cask Strength Gold Member
 
Posts: 4943
Joined: Mon Apr 17, 2006 9:16 am
Location: Gunwalloe

Re: Highland Park Bottles

Postby Bud Light » Tue Jul 01, 2008 6:08 pm

les taylor wrote:I love the new one. It also has a wide neck so it goes glug glug. I just think the design is simple but very stylish. It's so good I think Auchentoshan have done their version of it.

:)


It does and I don't mind the new ones, but still prefer the old ones. Intermediate solution was pretty lame, though, and I'm glad they made some changes. Apparently that design agency in London was out of touch with Orkneys and their cultural heritage. Interesting revelation after seven years of production.
Bud Light
New member
 
Posts: 15
Joined: Tue Jun 24, 2008 4:25 am
Location: Twin Cities

Re: Highland Park Bottles

Postby Deactivated Member » Tue Jul 01, 2008 6:11 pm

Bud Light wrote:Apparently that design agency in London was out of touch with Orkneys and their cultural heritage. Interesting revelation after seven years of production.

Whereas the new agency in Glasgow is so much more in touch with Orcadian skies. :|
Deactivated Member
 

Re: Highland Park Bottles

Postby Spirit of Islay » Tue Jul 01, 2008 6:21 pm

I liked the older third choice (a bit like the older Bunnie bottle ) , the new one makes me think of a bourbon bottle fro some reason......
User avatar
Spirit of Islay
Triple Gold Member
 
Posts: 2537
Joined: Sat Dec 14, 2002 2:01 am
Location: Usually somewhere with Whisky......

Re: Highland Park Bottles

Postby Sherried Malt » Tue Jul 01, 2008 6:25 pm

I voted for the old style. Liked the clean lines and angles. Very elegant looking. Also very distinctive.

They did a nice job on the new design. TG they updated it; I really disliked the version it replaced...
User avatar
Sherried Malt
Double Gold Member
 
Posts: 1134
Joined: Mon Feb 20, 2006 4:32 pm
Location: New York, United States

Re: Highland Park Bottles

Postby Deactivated Member » Tue Jul 01, 2008 6:38 pm

Old style for mer. I loved the map of the Orkney Isles embosssed on the bottom of the bottle - just in case you got lost!
Deactivated Member
 

Re: Highland Park Bottles

Postby Klas » Tue Jul 01, 2008 6:47 pm

I voted for the latest design.

I put the bottles next to each other at home before submitting my vote and yes I like the latest design a lot more.

les taylor wrote:I love the new one. It also has a wide neck so it goes glug glug.


Les, I loved this input! Glug glug can be as important as a fancy label.
:D :D :D
User avatar
Klas
Silver Member
 
Posts: 413
Joined: Sat Feb 17, 2007 5:29 pm
Location: Sweden

Re: Highland Park Bottles

Postby Willie JJ » Tue Jul 01, 2008 6:49 pm

I like the old ones. The newest bottle doesn't do much for me at all. It's not even easy to hold when your pissed (not that it ever happens in my house of course).
User avatar
Willie JJ
Cask Strength Gold Member
 
Posts: 4566
Joined: Tue Nov 27, 2007 8:31 pm
Location: nr. Edinburgh

Re: Highland Park Bottles

Postby Di Blasi » Tue Jul 01, 2008 9:07 pm

I like the latest one, as the oldest I'm not so familiar with, and the previous one was a little odd with the label. The latest fits in the hand nicely and pours great too!
Di Blasi
Cask Strength Gold Member
 
Posts: 3741
Joined: Mon Sep 05, 2005 11:16 pm
Location: Brussels, Belgium

Re: Highland Park Bottles

Postby jazz lover » Tue Jul 01, 2008 10:47 pm

Older style,the wide mouth bottle
forces you to over pour... :P
jazz lover
Double Gold Member
 
Posts: 1074
Joined: Thu Oct 25, 2007 2:19 pm
Location: The Mountain

Re: Highland Park Bottles

Postby sievm » Wed Jul 02, 2008 12:08 am

I like the older bottle shape but prefer the new for the rest of the design.

Maybe I just can't make up my mind but I definitely don't like the middle one.
sievm
Bronze Member
 
Posts: 101
Joined: Wed Dec 19, 2007 5:26 pm
Location: Gullane, Scotland

Re: Highland Park Bottles

Postby orangedogofglory » Wed Jul 02, 2008 6:18 am

I like the latest design - it has an appealing look that offsets other distilleries. Simple in nature, and the colors provide a stark comparison for each year.

Plus, I like the wider neck and the oversized cork.
User avatar
orangedogofglory
Gold Member
 
Posts: 672
Joined: Tue Jul 03, 2007 9:23 pm
Location: LA

Re: Highland Park Bottles

Postby lincoln imp » Wed Jul 02, 2008 10:02 am

No contest i have all 3 designs at the moment but i think the old 90`s dumpy bottles are in a class of their own, especially the ones with the gold label. Its a work of art almost. :D
lincoln imp
Silver Member
 
Posts: 364
Joined: Mon Sep 17, 2007 6:54 pm
Location: Lincolnshire, England

Re: Highland Park Bottles

Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Wed Jul 02, 2008 12:30 pm

Collector57 wrote:
lincoln imp wrote:No contest i have all 3 designs at the moment but i think the old 90`s dumpy bottles are in a class of their own, especially the ones with the gold label. Its a work of art almost. :D

I agree



Double Ditto
User avatar
irishwhiskeychaser
Cask Strength Gold Member
 
Posts: 3644
Joined: Mon Feb 20, 2006 9:27 pm
Location: Galway, Ireland

Re: Highland Park Bottles

Postby I_SPEY » Wed Jul 02, 2008 1:49 pm

Of course I voted for The Old Style.(I'm old too, so)
User avatar
I_SPEY
Gold Member
 
Posts: 985
Joined: Sun Oct 21, 2007 2:19 pm
Location: The Netherlands

Re: Highland Park Bottles

Postby Sherried Malt » Wed Jul 02, 2008 1:52 pm

irishwhiskeychaser wrote:
Collector57 wrote:
lincoln imp wrote:No contest i have all 3 designs at the moment but i think the old 90`s dumpy bottles are in a class of their own, especially the ones with the gold label. Its a work of art almost. :D

I agree



Double Ditto


Triple
User avatar
Sherried Malt
Double Gold Member
 
Posts: 1134
Joined: Mon Feb 20, 2006 4:32 pm
Location: New York, United States

Re: Highland Park Bottles

Postby peatjunkie » Wed Jul 02, 2008 2:05 pm

I voted for the wide neck bottle

Because the whisky in it is by far much better than the recent releases.
Especially the one at 43%

I do not give a damn about the shape,just about the content :P

Geert
peatjunkie
New member
 
Posts: 57
Joined: Thu Jan 20, 2005 4:48 pm
Location: Belgium

Re: Highland Park Bottles

Postby lincoln imp » Wed Jul 02, 2008 2:31 pm

Spilling Highland Park. The verythought of it makes me wince :cry:
lincoln imp
Silver Member
 
Posts: 364
Joined: Mon Sep 17, 2007 6:54 pm
Location: Lincolnshire, England

Re: Highland Park Bottles

Postby DanAir » Wed Jul 02, 2008 5:32 pm

Very strong vote for the oldest style. I'm not too bothered by the shape of the bottle, although I do prefer the olders, but I'm really not keen on the new labels (reminds me of new Auchentochan).

What they gain in simplicity they sacrifice in character. And simplicity was never a quality I particularly admired in whisky.
DanAir
Bronze Member
 
Posts: 140
Joined: Mon Nov 19, 2007 5:41 pm
Location: London, UK

Re: Highland Park Bottles

Postby Sherried Malt » Wed Jul 02, 2008 11:25 pm

Given the overwhelming support the "recent style" has gotten here, no wonder HP changed the design! :wink:
User avatar
Sherried Malt
Double Gold Member
 
Posts: 1134
Joined: Mon Feb 20, 2006 4:32 pm
Location: New York, United States

Re: Highland Park Bottles

Postby Deactivated Member » Wed Jul 02, 2008 11:52 pm

Sherried Malt wrote:Given the overwhelming support the "recent style" has gotten here, no wonder HP changed the design! :wink:

It's interesting.

Gerry Tosh (HP brand ambassador) said that they changed from the recent style because people said they preferred the old, wide necked bottles. Apparently they liked the feel of the pour - and a bit of a glug. But I think the new bottles would appeal to a different market entirely, and would have been a disappointment to the people who hankered after the traditional bottles.

If only the polls allowed some way of ranking. I voted for the old style, but would have had the recent style second a long way ahead of the current style. The pictures added a lot. Nobody prefers the recent style (yet) but they might have been everyone's second choice.
Deactivated Member
 

Re: Highland Park Bottles

Postby les taylor » Thu Jul 03, 2008 9:25 am

Collector57 wrote:You'll better understand my fear of this when I tell you my wife was once dusting a 15yo Single Cask Old Pultney - one minute in her hand, the next on the floor. So with the slippery flat HP bottle (it IS like a ketchup bottle after all) I feel even more insecure.



Nick perhaps the answer is to do the dusting yourself. :wink:
User avatar
les taylor
Cask Strength Gold Member
 
Posts: 4943
Joined: Mon Apr 17, 2006 9:16 am
Location: Gunwalloe

Re: Highland Park Bottles

Postby les taylor » Thu Jul 03, 2008 10:18 am

Collector57 wrote::shock: :shock: :shock:
I already cook every night and iroon the shirts weekly as well as sending the rest of the ironing out so Mrs C57 doesn't have to do it!
What more do you want Les?
I'll have to get a maid :insane:


Nick you need to get the hoovering :wink: and cleaning the bathroom and kitchen done as well. :)
User avatar
les taylor
Cask Strength Gold Member
 
Posts: 4943
Joined: Mon Apr 17, 2006 9:16 am
Location: Gunwalloe

Re: Highland Park Bottles

Postby SoMK » Thu Jul 03, 2008 12:10 pm

I loved the old style but the new one grew on me too... I like the embossed bottle and, as often mentionned, the glug neck, One thing I don't really appreciate is the flimsy cardboard box which in totally ok for a 12 but begins to seem a tad weak for the 18, pricewise I mean... and then, we have a giant leap in packaging with the 25 lined box.
Don't get me wrong, the topic is about packaging so I go into "packaging mode" but honnestly, I wouldn't give a rat's hiney if it was delivered in a screw top bottle and a brown bag, I love HP too much :P
SoMK
Gold Member
 
Posts: 555
Joined: Fri Jul 20, 2007 4:25 pm
Location: Canada

Re: Highland Park Bottles

Postby DrChimRichalds » Tue Jul 22, 2008 5:32 am

Newest design for me. Represents the heritage of the Orkneys better I think. The bottle has a great feel in your hand and it goes glug, glug which is important (somehow).
:thumbsup:
User avatar
DrChimRichalds
New member
 
Posts: 25
Joined: Thu Jul 03, 2008 11:26 pm
Location: Mission Viejo, CA

Re: Highland Park Bottles

Postby Ganga » Tue Jul 22, 2008 6:09 pm

I much prefer the middle one, especially the single cask labelling. The new one screams "Kentucky" not "Orkney". I will say I like the 90s style better than the new one but the shoulders never appealed to me.

Also, it was much easier to pour off a sample from the middle style. :D
Ganga
Matured cask
 
Posts: 23555
Joined: Thu Oct 12, 2006 11:57 pm
Location: Sylmar, CA

Return to Whisky Poll

Whisky gift and present finder