The empty whiskey bottle, also known as "empty whisky bottle," is a miscellaneous item in Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas.


An empty whiskey bottle is simply what the name suggests, a bottle of whiskey which has been drunk or otherwise emptied.

In Fallout 3, empty whiskey bottles serve no practical purpose, with the exception of being used as Rock-It Launcher ammunition. Their low weight-to-value ratio makes selling them for profit impractical.

Fallout: New Vegas provides a use for empty whiskey bottles, in the form of giving them to Rose of Sharon Cassidy when she is a follower as an ingredient in moonshine. If the Honest Hearts add-on is installed, empty whiskey bottles are an ingredient used in crafting wasteland tequila. Also, the Old World Blues add-on allows the player character to take these to the Sink to be refilled, turning them into purified water.


Numerous empty whiskey bottles can be found throughout the Capital and Mojave Wastelands, appearing in virtually all major areas of both games, either placed in the environment or located inside containers. Additionally, vendors may sell the item, though none are specifically guaranteed to have any in stock.

Fallout 3Edit

Dukov whiskey bottles

The empty bottles on Dukov's pool table.

Fallout: New VegasEdit

A total of 744 bottles can be found in the world, not counting items found inside containers, sold by vendors, or held by non-player characters. While it is impractical to list every location they appear, the following is a list of areas with a high number of empty whiskey bottles:


  • Fallout 3 uses the spelling "whisky" for this item, compared to "whiskey" printed on the label of both the filled and empty bottles. This was later corrected in the release of Fallout: New Vegas.
  • SatCom Array NN-03d has a chessboard which uses tiny versions of both the empty and full bottles, replacing chess pieces.
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