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    Containers for samples

    I was curious where people buy containers to trade samples. Do you reuse the airplane size bottles, or can you buy 50 ml bottles at the liquor store? I have not actually looked at the Liquor Barn, so apologize for asking this if it's as simple as going there and buying some sample size glasses. I see that there are some online options but was wondering what the group does.

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    Re: Containers for samples

    I usually keep any hip-flask sized bottles I purchase or receive as gifts to put samples in for people. Once I've consumed the contents, I give them a rinse and store them in a cupboard somewhere. They're usually about 200ml each, so they provide a fairly good sized sample.

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    Re: Containers for samples

    Quote Originally Posted by cgbakerjr View Post
    I was curious where people buy containers to trade samples. Do you reuse the airplane size bottles, or can you buy 50 ml bottles at the liquor store? I have not actually looked at the Liquor Barn, so apologize for asking this if it's as simple as going there and buying some sample size glasses. I see that there are some online options but was wondering what the group does.
    Good question. I just placed an order from Speciality Bottle here in Seattle and they were great. Here's what I bought:

    http://www.specialtybottle.com/index...PROD&ProdID=48

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    Re: Containers for samples

    I use those little plastic bottles they sell for taking liquids onto airplanes. Those bottles from Specialty Bottle look a lot nicer, and cost less.

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    Re: Containers for samples

    Try this place
    http://www.ebottles.com/gclid=CNfQ47...FUS8KgodDycN2A
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    Re: Containers for samples

    Typically I have always used empty WT American Honey minis. I can often get them for $0.50 apiece, I throw them in the freezer when I want a bit of a change of pace, and then use the empties to send samples.

    For a more formal sample, we have always used these:

    http://www.sks-bottle.com/340c/fin145.html

    Although, CaptainQ's option looks a bit cheaper.
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    Re: Containers for samples

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainQ View Post
    Good question. I just placed an order from Speciality Bottle here in Seattle and they were great. Here's what I bought:

    http://www.specialtybottle.com/index...PROD&ProdID=48
    I've ordered bottles from lots of places, and these are by far the nicest!

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    Re: Containers for samples

    Great. Thanks for all the feedback.

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    Re: Containers for samples

    I have some of the same ones like CaptainQ listed. They work great. Joe
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    Re: Containers for samples

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainQ View Post
    Good question. I just placed an order from Speciality Bottle here in Seattle and they were great. Here's what I bought:

    http://www.specialtybottle.com/index...PROD&ProdID=48

    I bought the exact same ones, plus many 4 oz bottles. I usually transfer the last 4 oz of a bottle to these and label them.
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