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    Why Are Square Bottles Better Than Round?

    Why are square bottles better than round?

    (hint, this is a joke.)

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    Re: Why Are Square Bottles Better Than Round?

    Well, round bottles fit in the extra large cup holders of my car better, but I don't own a car, so square is better.

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    Re: Why Are Square Bottles Better Than Round?

    Buying a square bottle to share with your date shows you really care.

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    Re: Why Are Square Bottles Better Than Round?

    Fits better in a case box. Doesn't roll around in the bottom of my canoe.

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    Re: Why Are Square Bottles Better Than Round?

    Me being on Chuck's ignore list, he won't see this, but what the hell.

    Speaking from experience, I'd have to say it's because the empties don't roll around as much on the pickup bed.
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    Re: Why Are Square Bottles Better Than Round?

    Square bottles don't roll away from me when I'm on the floor.
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    "Drinking when we are not thirsty and making love at all seasons… that is all there is to distinguish us from other animals."

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    Re: Why Are Square Bottles Better Than Round?

    Square bottles seem to fit tighter on the state store shelves- hence why they have about 8000 per store.
    If you have anything Michter's or Pennco and would like to sell it or share it with me, please let me know.

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    Re: Why Are Square Bottles Better Than Round?

    A couple of you got it. The formal answer is, "because square bottles don't roll around on the floor of your pick-up." Before everyone else copied the square bottle from Jack Daniel's, that was the customary explanation for why JD was in a square bottle.

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    Re: Why Are Square Bottles Better Than Round?

    Because when you work behind a bar and a fight breaks out, as a bartender you want to grab the square bottle to crack someone over the head with. He'll go down like a sack of potatoes and the bottle will still be intact as opposed to a round one.

    Interesting you mention JD Chuck about that Chuck. When I was at a Johnie Walker tasting/promotion they menioned that his unique square bottle was made because it was easier for packaging and transport. He could transport more whisk(e)y that way with less breakage, that's what I heard.

    I am sure everyone did their own thing on each side of the pond.
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    Re: Why Are Square Bottles Better Than Round?

    Quote Originally Posted by imbibehour View Post
    Because when you work behind a bar and a fight breaks out, as a bartender you want to grab the square bottle to crack someone over the head with. He'll go down like a sack of potatoes and the bottle will still be intact as opposed to a round one.
    I've always wanted to get some of those break-away bottles that are used in movies.
    I think it would be fun playing with them.
    ovh

 

 

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