Reply To: Best way to display clear saloon bottle

Ron Kley

From what I’ve seen in museums and in laboratories of various sorts, glass doesn’t stain easily, and any residual surface stains can be quite easily swabbed away. I’d be inclined to suggest tea as a reasonable liquor lookalike (assuming that the original booze was something of the bourbon/rye sort).
Although you probably wouldn’t be hauled into court for putting real liquor in the bottle, I’d bet that there’s some federal regulation against putting any liquor into a bottle other than the one in which it was originally sold (a reasonable provision to prevent the sale of rotgut whiskey in recycled Crown Royal, Jim Beam, Cheval Regal or Makers’ Mark bottles).