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  1. #11
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    Re: Old Rip bottle change?

    Quote Originally Posted by Medicfrost View Post
    I prefer the barrel bottle also. What is the story with that label on the barrel bottle in the picture? Is that an older style label, or are they changing the current label?
    And how. The greatest packaging in all of bourbondom, if I may be so bold - along with the original paper label OWA...

    Quote Originally Posted by trumpstylz View Post
    Just out of curiosity, why is a screw cap superior to a corked one?
    Cork can in a few instances be a liability after several years. Stuck corks, broken corks, corks tainting the whiskey...although I've got some dusties where the plastic screw cap is heavily oxidized and rather fragile, they're more dependable than corks.
    "Brown eyed women and red grenadine...
    the bottle was dusty but the liquor was clean." -Jerry Garcia

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    Re: Old Rip bottle change?

    The only way corks are superior to screw caps is that people think they are classy. For everything a closure is supposed to do, screw caps are superior.

    The current issue of Whisky Magazine has a Van Winkle ad on the inside front cover. It shows the traditional bottle and label for the two Old Rip expressions. It also shows Pappy 15 and 20 in the wine bottle and also Lot B and VWFRR in the wine bottle. I always check the ads because that tells me what Van Winkle considers to be in current release (notwithstanding scarcity).

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    Re: Old Rip bottle change?

    Quote Originally Posted by Medicfrost View Post
    I prefer the barrel bottle also. What is the story with that label on the barrel bottle in the picture? Is that an older style label, or are they changing the current label?
    I believe that is the standard 90 Proof label. The 90 Proof and 107 Proof expressions have different labels.

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    Re: Old Rip bottle change?

    Quote Originally Posted by nblair View Post
    I believe that is the standard 90 Proof label. The 90 Proof and 107 Proof expressions have different labels.
    You're right. I've always passed up the 90 proof.

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    Re: Old Rip bottle change?

    Agree on the label and when I have a choice I prefer the 45% expression.

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    Re: Old Rip bottle change?

    As I drive a pick up, I prefer the square bottle Van Winkle.
    "Brownest of the brown liquors..so tempting. What's that? You want me to drink you? But I'm in the middle of a trial!" L. Hutz

 

 

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