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    "Family Size" bottles, and their built-in pourers

    Do you keep them in, or rip 'em out? Seems odd to have my hand-crafted, barrel aged whiskey coming into contact with a cheap piece of plastic on its way to my glass...

    Anyone else have any opinions on this? Any preferred pourers to get as a replacement?

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    Re: "Family Size" bottles, and their built-in pourers

    Pull out immediately upon taking off the cap.
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    "Every bottle is its own learning experience." -- Sensei Ox-sama

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    Re: "Family Size" bottles, and their built-in pourers

    Quote Originally Posted by smokinjoe View Post
    Pull out immediately upon taking off the cap.
    And immediately replaces with a nipple...
    John B

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    Re: "Family Size" bottles, and their built-in pourers

    Remove, discard and think no more about it.

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    Re: "Family Size" bottles, and their built-in pourers

    Quote Originally Posted by jburlowski View Post
    And immediately replaces with a nipple...
    The special kind that keeps me from burping and spitting up...
    JOE

    Wag more.
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    Re: "Family Size" bottles, and their built-in pourers

    Quote Originally Posted by smokinjoe View Post
    Pull out immediately upon taking off the cap.
    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    Remove, discard and think no more about it.
    Okay, good... I was starting to wonder if I was taking my enthusiasm a bit too far by ripping those suckers out, since nobody ever really seems to talk about it. Must just be too obvious.

    Quote Originally Posted by jburlowski View Post
    And immediately replaces with a nipple...
    Quote Originally Posted by smokinjoe View Post
    The special kind that keeps me from burping and spitting up...
    LMAO

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    Re: "Family Size" bottles, and their built-in pourers

    I generally find the family size bottles too large and unwieldy to have around for a daily pour. I feel that I have much better control over my pours using a 750ml bottle, so I generally pay the premium to buy two of those over one big bottle.

    So, for the family size bottles that I do keep around it seems like I am in the minority for leaving the plastic pourer in. Perhaps I'm just particularly uncoordinated, or my whiskey-pouring form needs some work.

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    Re: "Family Size" bottles, and their built-in pourers

    I leave 'em in. The big bottles are so clumsy it helps to not over pour. Haven't noticed any difference in taste.

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    Re: "Family Size" bottles, and their built-in pourers

    I keep em in too. Makes it easier to pour slowly with a giant bottle.

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    Re: "Family Size" bottles, and their built-in pourers

    I keep them in to help with pouring. Plastic is inert, so it shouldn't affect taste.

 

 

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