Every Friday we raise a glass to celebrate some of the best new boozy bottles to hit store shelves. This weekend we’re reclaiming our rebellious streak with unorthodox pairings that excite—and delightfully confuse. Would a drink by any other vessel taste as sweet? Maybe. But after opening our hearts and eyes to whiskey in a can and other irresistibly original designs, we know it sure looks snazzy.

Hochstadter’s Slow & Low Rock and Rye, by LAND
Are you ready to ditch your rocks glasses for a pint-sized, 100 mL aluminum can? Get ready to strike a pose in a dark speakeasy near you with this trimmed down version of whiskey on the rocks—which manages to forgo the classic drink’s ornate and regal packaging while retaining its gravitas. Cheers to vintage illustration, classic dusty gold-and-black color scheme, and an elegant, non-sleazy cigar lounge vibe.

Stillhouse Spirits Co., by Sandstrom Partners
Enough with the mason jars. It’s time to get back to moonshine’s grittier roots with a packaging that reminds us of grimy, oil-slicked tools in a garage. Maybe it’s because the industrial can conjures up visions of a polished, red sports car—but we’re ready to overlook the small fact that it might look as though you’re guzzling gasoline straight into your mouth.
(Via The Dieline)

FICO Ginger Craft Ale, by Shao
Looking fresh and clean enough to earn a spot on the top shelf at the latest organic juice boutique, this ale pared down its visuals for a subtle pop of color, while letting the gradient of colored contents do the real talking. Sure amber beer bottles will always be vogue, but it might be time to open our hearts (and eyes) to a more refreshing, summer-ready look.
(Via Packaging of the World)

Coxy’s Kent Liqueurs, by Sand Creative
Wax seal love letters of yore meet a hotel minibar raid for this surprising compilation. The whimsical bottles’ various shades of pretty pastels, combined with the unidentifiable (but not entirely frightening) mascot creature, come together for an overall look that’s more Alice in Wonderland elixir than your run-of-the-mill distilled spirits.
(Via Packaging of the World)

Cheers!