Have you ever thought someone might be taking sips of your whisky but you couldn’t be sure? Well that’s what you get for using a regular old dumb whisky bottle. Get with the times, son. Nowadays we use smart whisky bottles that can help you keep tabs on the contents of your bottle and can alert you if someone is taking swigs that they shouldn’t be taking.
The humble alcohol bottle has one main purpose: to keep your precious adult beverage from spilling out into an unusable puddle. It’s mostly a hunk of glass that just sits there looking pretty, enticing you to sample its contents. Now, let’s imagine it has a mind of its own and wants to talk with your smartphone. Thinfilm, a maker of printed electronics, got together with Diageo, a beverage empire that includes Johnnie Walker scotch whisky, Crown Royal, Captain Morgan and Smirnoff. The collaboration resulted in a prototype Johnnie Walker Blue Label smart bottle. The bottle uses thin, printed sensor tags that can detect whether the bottle is sealed or open.