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  1. #11
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    Re: Plastic cap/cork

    Quote Originally Posted by mrviognier View Post
    The idea of stuffing a piece of tree bark in a bottle of anything is an idea that needs to go away. It's bad for wine and for spirits. Anyone who says otherwise doesn't know what they're talking about.

    So There.

    Okay...I'll climb down from my soap box.
    I seem to remember your Craic Syrah being sealed with tree bark.

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    Re: Plastic cap/cork

    Quote Originally Posted by White Dog View Post
    For budget drinking, try some OGD BIB or 114. And since you're in Illinois, you can also get VOB BIB. Give 'em a whirl.
    Thanks, I was looking at them last night as well. I am trying to get to the point where I enjoy my bourbon neat rather than the 3 ice cubes, but so far I really like it cold.

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    Re: Plastic cap/cork

    [quote=mrviognier;250497]The idea of stuffing a piece of tree bark in a bottle of anything is an idea that needs to go away. It's bad for wine and for spirits. Anyone who says otherwise doesn't know what they're talking about.
    quote]

    I say amen to that! I do also believe cans is a better seal to beer than normal beer bottles.

    Leif
    Swedish lover of American whiskey

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    Re: Plastic cap/cork

    Quote Originally Posted by White Dog View Post
    I seem to remember your Craic Syrah being sealed with tree bark.
    NEVER was. Must've been someone else's Craic.
    Mat Garretson
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    Re: Plastic cap/cork

    I'll second the mention of OGD BIB and 114. Both are great value pours. As to a screw cap or cork give me a cap as I have had too many corks crumble on me in the past. When I tried to open a bottle of Knob Creek Single Barrel I thought I was going to have to use a pair of channel lock pliers to get the synthetic cork out of the bottle.
    Greg
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    Re: Plastic cap/cork

    I'll third the OGD 114 suggestions. Best barrel proof bourbon you'll find for $25-ish. Even with a natural cork, my bottle opened easily and with no signs of damage to the cork. Never had a problem with corks in whiskey. Wine, on the other hand...

    Eric

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    Re: Plastic cap/cork

    Quote Originally Posted by emr454 View Post
    I'll third the OGD 114 suggestions. Best barrel proof bourbon you'll find for $25-ish. Even with a natural cork, my bottle opened easily and with no signs of damage to the cork. Never had a problem with corks in whiskey. Wine, on the other hand...

    Eric
    Is fourthing an option? I was pleasantly surprised what a great pour 114 was for the money. A friend of mine who tried OG BIB and didn't like it was even taken with 114.
    If HH BIB is available in your area, grab one of those. They're great values as well.
    -Brian-

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    Re: Plastic cap/cork

    I vote for cork. There is something about the sound made by the cork being pulled out of the bottle that I really like.
    Jim

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    Re: Plastic cap/cork

    Quote Originally Posted by JB64 View Post
    I vote for cork. There is something about the sound made by the cork being pulled out of the bottle that I really like.
    Sure, the sound is nice...but 9 times out of 12 the smell is terrible.
    Mat Garretson
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    Re: Plastic cap/cork

    Quote Originally Posted by mrviognier View Post
    Sure, the sound is nice...but 9 times out of 12 the smell is terrible.
    "My cork has no nose."

    "Well then, how does it smell?

    "Terrible!"
    Mark Edwards - Proof of Sanity Forged Upon Request

 

 

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