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    Jefferson's Presidential 17yrs - Different Corks

    I have one bottle from batch #2 and one from from batch #3. I noticed that the corks from the two batches are different material. On batch #2, the cork looks like your traditional standard cork, while batch #3, the cork material looks and feels like some type of synthetic (batch #2 seems porous and batch #3 is not).

    Is anyone else experiencing the same thing?

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    Re: Jefferson's Presidential 17yrs - Different Corks

    Although I have not opened it yet, Batch 4 looks like a synthetic cork.

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    Re: Jefferson's Presidential 17yrs - Different Corks

    Batch 1, Bottle No. 1769- 100% synthetic.

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    Re: Jefferson's Presidential 17yrs - Different Corks

    My bottle of batch 1 has a synthetic cork-- and it came off the bottle top, which is annoying.

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    Re: Jefferson's Presidential 17yrs - Different Corks

    Quote Originally Posted by Special Reserve View Post
    Although I have not opened it yet, Batch 4 looks like a synthetic cork.
    Both my batch 4s have what looks to be a synthetic cork. Even though I'm a traditionalist, I think the synthetic is a better product that has less potential to pollute the contents of the bottle.
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    Re: Jefferson's Presidential 17yrs - Different Corks

    I'm ok with synthetic corks provided that they stand the test of time.

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    Re: Jefferson's Presidential 17yrs - Different Corks

    Quote Originally Posted by sku View Post
    My bottle of batch 1 has a synthetic cork-- and it came off the bottle top, which is annoying.
    Mine did too...really annoying considering the $90 price tag.

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    Re: Jefferson's Presidential 17yrs - Different Corks

    My Batch 2 has real genuwine cork. Since the others are synthetic, that makes mine more rare and more valuable, doesn't it?!?!?!
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    Re: Jefferson's Presidential 17yrs - Different Corks

    Quote Originally Posted by smokinjoe View Post
    My Batch 2 has real genuwine cork. Since the others are synthetic, that makes mine more rare and more valuable, doesn't it?!?!?!
    Yeah, I'll give you thirty bucks for it.
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    Re: Jefferson's Presidential 17yrs - Different Corks

    Quote Originally Posted by BourbonJoe View Post
    Yeah, I'll give you thirty bucks for it.
    Joe
    Sold!!!!! I genuwine cork for $30!!!!!!
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