Little glass bottles are all the rage!
Little glass bottles are becoming more and more popular. This trend is particularly noticeable in the fields of cosmetics and spirits, for example digestifs or various liqueurs. Miniature glass bottles provide an excellent opportunity to repackage the original product in another format so as to address different target groups.
Where does this idea of a shot in a small glass bottle come from?
The legend of the cowboy
There are different theories about the origin of the term “shot”. If you believe in the cowboy story, the term comes from the cowboy era in the Wild West of the United States. Legend has it that cowboys without any container for their liquor could trade a cartridge from their belt for a small amount in the saloon. The term “shot” developed from this exchange transaction, as did the German word “Schnapps”. It is not known whether it really came about like this.
A shot in a small glass bottle
The idea of filling a small glass bottle with hard spirit is not new, but it’s very trendy. This is particularly true for artisan distillers, who are showcasing their miniature glass bottles. These have the advantage is that you can take them anywhere, give them as a gift or even keep one as a souvenir. Moreover, a small shot bottle is often used as an accompaniment to the main product to create a presentation or promotional box.
Sama Sama’s little glass bottle
The name Sama Sama is synonymous with fair trade ginger drinks, made with love in Switzerland. Only quality products come in glass bottles. Fresh ginger juice, the product of fair trade and natural cultivation. For Julia and Kevian, the ginger adventure began in Indonesia in 2017. Hence the name: Sama Sama means “you’re welcome” in the Indonesian national language. Participatory financing enabled their company to grow, and ever since then it has been offering ginger drinks to lovers of ginger.
Sama Sama Ginger Liqueur is full of fresh ginger juice, which the makers source directly from India. To match the 500 ml pharmacy bottle, they created the miniature 30 ml glass bottle. The special feature of these two bottles is the way their logo is printed on them. Sama Sama also sells a Shot Box, in which one 500 ml medicine bottle and four miniature bottles of Sama Sama Shot are combined.
Bisbino’s little glass bottle
Bisbino gin is closely associated with the mountain from which it takes its name, Monte Bisbino, which is the source of its history, character and structure. The woods and paths where Martino Mombelli – founder of artisan food company Terra Matta – created the secret recipe are also the places where he, Giona Meyer, Rupen Nacaroglu and Damiano Merzari met to exchange ideas and develop a common dream: to create the first gin from the Ticino region of Switzerland.
Bisbino Gin’s main product is the 500 ml Mooena bottle. Their gin is also available in a miniature 50 ml glass bottle that can be personalised. An eye-catching duo!
Small glass bottles for the cosmetics industry
With its many shapes and colours, the small glass bottle is more familiar in the cosmetics industry. A good example are the small glass bottles used by Sekken. Launched in 2020, Sekken is a new Swiss cosmetics brand that is synonymous not only with soap, but also with naturalness, quality, durability and careful styling.
Thanks to its convenient size, their natural rosemary and cherry blossom lotion in a small glass bottle – also known as the “Travel Size” – allows you to moisturize your skin anywhere and anytime. The small glass bottle has been personalised with a white silkscreen print.
For nearly 40 years, Laboratoires KART have been researching, formulating and producing care and cosmetic ranges made entirely from natural products. Their aim is to achieve an uncompromising balance between effective results, technical constraints and ethical convictions. What stands out about the Floral Waters range from
Laboratoires KART is their distinctive packaging: a small 200 ml blue glass bottle with white silkscreen printing.
A small glass bottle to suit all tastes
To meet the demand for small glass bottles in the spirits market, Univerre has added four mini glass bottles to its range.
Our Small Collection:
Small glass bottle Spirit Miniature PP18 20ml white
Small glass bottle Sirop Spezial 30ml braun
Small glass bottle Spirit Nocturne PP18 50ml white
Small glass bottle Spirit Serenada PP18 5cl white
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Univerre offers you various printing techniques for your glass or drinking glass packaging. When we look at purchasing habits, we see that sight, touch and sound play an important role in increasing the sale of your products. With the various printing techniques, Univerre offers you the perfect solution for each product.
- 360° printing up to 6 colours
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The right shot glasses
According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the term “shot glass” first appeared in the New York Times in 1940. Small shot glasses have been used to serve whisky, rum or other spirits since the early 19th century.
They were intended to be emptied “in one shot” – hence the name.
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