words: MARISEL SALAZAR
As legend has it, some 200 years ago, an apprentice at a glass-making factory in the small town of Hall, near Innsbruck, accidentally picked up a bottle with his metal pincers by accident while the glass was still soft. The resulting “pinch” gave birth to the now-signature Tyrolean glass “pincer” bottle shape. Rochelt’s glam versions contain its traditional fruit brandies and feature stoppers designed by German goldsmith Otto Jakob. Their slightly loose fit enables the brandy to continue maturing once the bottle is opened without losing any of its natural flavors. Average price: $500 (375ml).