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Packaging Fundamentals

Saxco’s wide selection of glass liquor and spirit bottles ensures you have just the perfect package for your craft. And with our global network of suppliers, you will have the surety of supply your business depends on.

Group of Clear Spirit Bottles

Liquor Bottle Sizing Chart

Navigating the world of bottle sizes can be daunting but this liquor bottle sizes chart helps make it easy.

Common Names and Sizes Chart

Name MillilIiters Ounces Shots
Shot
44.36
1.5
1
Pint
473
16
10.5
Fifth
750
25.36
17
Liter
1000
33.82
22
Handle
1750
59.18
39

There are 44.36 ml or 1.5 oz in a shot of liquor

There are 17 shots or 750 ml or 25.36 oz in a fifth of liquor

A 750 ml bottle is also called a ‘fifth.’ There are 17 shots in a 750 ml or fifth of liquor

There are 10.5 shots or 473 ml or 16 oz in a pint

A handle is another name for a 1.75 L alcohol bottle

There are 39 shots or 1750 ml or 1.75 L or 59.18 oz in a handle of liquor

The most popular size is 12 oz for single serve

Anatomy of a Bottle

Once you have the liquor bottle sizes down, you can now turn your focus to the bottle elements or anatomy of a bottle.

Spirit Bottle

Spirit Bottle Anatomy Diagram

Finish

The finish is the area of the bottle where the closure is applied to seal the bottle

Neck

Part of the bottle below the finish and above the shoulder

Shoulder

Area of the bottle that transitions from the neck to the body of the bottle

Body

Main part of the bottle where the label or decoration is applied

Heel

Bottom radius of the bottle that transitions from the body to the bottom (base)

Sealing Surface

The top horizontal surface of the bottle

Bore

The inside dimension of the finish or top of the bottle

Bar Top

Type of finish that accepts a cork closure, which is traditionally used for Spirits

Fill Line

Indicates where the liquid in the bottle is filled to. This matches what is listed on the label

Label Panel

The area on the bottle that is flat or recessed and suggested where the label can be applied

Bottom Plate

Part of the bottle where the mold number and manufacturing markings are applied

Push Up/Punt

Required to minimize the amount of glass that comes into contact with conveyors. This is a requirement from manufacturers

Diameter/Base

The measurement at the bottle of the bottom of the bottle

Wine Bottle

Wine Bottle Anatomy Diagram

Finish

The finish is the area of the bottle where the closure is applied to seal the bottle

Neck

Part of the bottle below the finish and above the shoulder

Shoulder

Area of the bottle that transitions from the neck to the body of the bottle

Body

Main part of the bottle where the label or decoration is applied

Heel

Bottom radius of the bottle that transitions from the body to the bottom (base)

Sealing Surface

The top horizontal surface of the bottle

Bore

The inside dimension of the finish or top of the bottle

Thread

When the finish that is molded to receive a screw-cap closure

Bead

Part of the bottle below the finish. This is required by the manufacturer to remove the bottle from the IS machine and place on the conveying systems

Fill Line

Indicates where the liquid in the bottle is filled to. This matches what is listed on the label

Label Panel

The area on the bottle that is flat or recessed and suggested where the label can be applied

Bottom Plate

Part of the bottle where the mold number and manufacturing markings are applied

Push Up/Punt

Required to minimize the amount of glass that comes into contact with conveyors. This is a requirement from manufacturers

Diameter/Base

The measurement at the bottle of the bottom of the bottle

Beer Bottle

Beer Bottle Anatomy Diagram

Finish

The finish is the area of the bottle where the closure is applied to seal the bottle

Neck

Part of the bottle below the finish and above the shoulder

Shoulder

Area of the bottle that transitions from the neck to the body of the bottle

Body

Main part of the bottle where the label or decoration is applied

Heel

Bottom radius of the bottle that transitions from the body to the bottom (base)

Sealing Surface

The top horizontal surface of the bottle

Bore

The inside dimension of the finish or top of the bottle

Pry Crown

The finish is molded to receive a crown closure

Bead

Part of the bottle below the finish. This is required by the manufacturer to remove the bottle from the IS machine and place on the conveying systems

Fill Line

Indicates where the liquid in the bottle is filled to. This matches what is listed on the label

Label Recess

The area of the bottle, within the body, that is slightly indented in order to protect the label that is applied

Bottom Plate

Part of the bottle where the mold number and manufacturing markings are applied

Push Up/Punt

Required to minimize the amount of glass that comes into contact with conveyors. This is a requirement from manufacturers

Diameter/Base

The measurement at the bottle of the bottom of the bottle

Can you afford a custom bottle

CAN YOU AFFORD A CUSTOM BOTTLE?

You might be surprised to find out that you can get a custom bottle for little more than you would pay for a similar stock bottle. Not only will you get the benefit of our aggregated demand, but our product development consultants can walk you through the most economical customization options, including customizing an existing bottle mold.

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