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    Re: New bottles (Bowman)

    Quote Originally Posted by cigarnv View Post
    Em, Bowman has a full bottling line in place that is used for all their products including Virginia Gent......
    I know they have had a bottling line, but do they still? How current is your information?

    Bowman has historically sold a lot of commodity products--gin, rum, vodka--and I assume they still do. They've also done contract bottling, so they probably do still have bottling there.

    Are the new products cork-finished? If so, that would explain why they were bottled in Frankfort, not Fredericksburg.

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    Re: New bottles (Bowman)

    They are wide mouth top of bottle like Elijah Craig jug; cork with large wood knob on top like some WT.
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    Re: New bottles (Bowman)

    Quote Originally Posted by cowdery View Post
    I know they have had a bottling line, but do they still? How current is your information?

    Bowman has historically sold a lot of commodity products--gin, rum, vodka--and I assume they still do. They've also done contract bottling, so they probably do still have bottling there.

    Are the new products cork-finished? If so, that would explain why they were bottled in Frankfort, not Fredericksburg.
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    Re: New bottles (Bowman)

    Based on the photo Proton posted it's a hand bottling job, which must be why they did it in Frankfort.

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    Re: New bottles (Bowman)

    Quote Originally Posted by cowdery View Post
    Based on the photo Proton posted it's a hand bottling job, which must be why they did it in Frankfort.
    If the bottling is by hand one would think it could be done anywhere?
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    Re: New bottles (Bowman)

    Quote Originally Posted by cigarnv View Post
    If the bottling is by hand one would think it could be done anywhere?

    Everyone seems to be pretty insistant that this should have been done in VA. In reality setting up a single barrel line, like the one in Frankfort, would require significant investment, both in equipment and training of personnel. Fuel continues to be dirt-cheap, meaning that they can load up a truck load of full barrels (enough for several days production) and run them to KY for nearly nothing.
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    Re: New bottles (Bowman)

    In all honesty I think some of us who are not as well versed in distillery operations tend to view it from a common sense perspective. Moving barrels would seem to incur a fair amount of expense with fuel being the least of it.

    On a side note the Deep Run Vodka and Colonial Era Rum which are in the same style bottle and part of the same "Pioneer Spirit" offering are bottled at the Bowman facility in Virginia... same bottle, same cork finish.
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    Re: New bottles (Bowman)

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    Re: New bottles (Bowman)

    Quote Originally Posted by cowdery View Post
    Based on the photo Proton posted it's a hand bottling job, which must be why they did it in Frankfort.
    Quote Originally Posted by cigarnv View Post
    If the bottling is by hand one would think it could be done anywhere?
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    Re: New bottles (Bowman)

    There are many other possible reasons for it being done in Frankfort instead of Fredericksburg, including simple scheduling issues. It's hardly important.

 

 

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