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    New look for Knob Creek?

    Today the Alcademics blog features an article about the Knob Creek "empty bottle" press kit. Apparently, Beam sent out another kit, this time with a full bottle - with a clear label with white ink replacing the "old newspaper clipping" label on the bottle.

    Link to the article: http://www.alcademics.com/2009/12/th...something.html

    Those transparent applied labels are really taking over...

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    Re: New look for Knob Creek?

    Looks like they released it that way to avoid these bottles going to retail.
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    Re: New look for Knob Creek?

    That bottle looks pretty darn cool!

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    Unhappy Re: New look for Knob Creek?

    As usual, I strongly prefer the existing, traditional labeling.

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    Re: New look for Knob Creek?

    Correct me if I am wrong but this guy creates some blog about booze and starts getting free whiskey in the mail. And the liquor companies buy that?! What a scam. I gotta get on that wagon.
    TJ

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    Re: New look for Knob Creek?

    Quote Originally Posted by ratcheer View Post
    As usual, I strongly prefer the existing, traditional labeling.

    Tim
    I'm with you on that, Tim. I prefer the more traditional look of the existing label as well.
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    Re: New look for Knob Creek?

    I like the see through labels, If they are otherwise handsome. By that, I mean I don't like the Fighting Cock label. I like them only because they look, at a distance anyhow, like the painted on type, like Baby Saz or glass pop bottles. They don't obscure the whiskey. Why that style, painted on labeling, isn't traditionally used by distillers has always been something I've wondered about.

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    Re: New look for Knob Creek?

    Nice looking bottle... Always good to have a change I supose...

    KC hasn't been sold here in Australia for a few years for that reason... Only 1 store I have found in Australia still brings it in..

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    Re: New look for Knob Creek?

    So, now that I "stocked up" to see my way through the "drought" my old paper labels are collectible? Now I need to buy some of these clear labeled bottles so I don't drink up all my antiques?

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    Re: New look for Knob Creek?

    I'm not sure, but my impression is that the 'clear' labels are the rarity, created just for promo bottles sent to writers to commemorate the end of the 'drought.'

    Or has someone seen them at retail?

 

 

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