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  1. #21
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    Re: Guilty Pleasure: the cork

    I would have to agree with a corked bottle is preferred in my case more traditional and I enjoy the look,feel and sound better.I don't really mind a lot of the newer synthetic corks,but it still is just not the same.
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    Re: Guilty Pleasure: the cork

    Quote Originally Posted by WAINWRIGHT View Post
    I don't really mind a lot of the newer synthetic corks,but it still is just not the same.
    Amen.



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    Re: Guilty Pleasure: the cork

    I too like corked bottles better. I just love the sound of the cork being extracted from the bottle even though it is usually followed by the "are you having another drink" from my better half.
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    Re: Guilty Pleasure: the cork

    I've got a box of corks which I hang onto in the event I ever need one but that is unlikely.

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    Re: Guilty Pleasure: the cork

    Had a pour of KCSB this afternoon. OK, more than one pour. Followed by regular KC. Noticed that the pricier single barrel has a screw cap whereas the regular has an artificial cork.
    On one of the distillery tours, BT I think, the guide said that cork or screw cap was entirely a marketing issue. Consumers associate cork with quality. So, bottom shelf bourbons come in handles with screw tops and upper shelf bourbons come with corks.
    A few years ago, wine went through the transition. Screw-top wine used to mean crap. Now it's not so much an issue. Even though I like the good solid thunk of a cork coming out of my bourbon bottles, I expect that before long the screw cap will be widely accepted.
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    Re: Guilty Pleasure: the cork

    Current KC in MI has a screw-top.
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    Re: Guilty Pleasure: the cork

    Quote Originally Posted by Lazer View Post
    Yes, you are the only one.
    My claim still stands. We have people that save corks and people that prefer corks, but nobody else throws away the screw caps so they can plug the bottle with a cork.

    Personally, I'm a screw cap kinda guy.

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    Re: Guilty Pleasure: the cork

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNovaMan View Post
    Current KC in MI has a screw-top.
    You're right, 750s of KC have screwcaps. I was pouring from the family-size jug of KC that has an artificial cork.
    If God made anything better than bourbon he must have kept it for Hisself.

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    Re: Guilty Pleasure: the cork

    I hate corks. I see around 20 of them annually, usually from bottles you specifically dont want it to happen to

    I am 100% with HighInTheMtns here. I prefer a good quality screwcap over artificial (rubber?) corks over traditional corks
    They rot, they break, they even sometimes taint the whisky.

    A couple of years ago I created an anticork facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/groups/101684892845

    44 members today, I guess we are a minority, but there's an excellent gallery of broken corks and people fighting to remove from the bottles

    Feel free to join and post photos :-)

    Steffen

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    Re: Guilty Pleasure: the cork

    Quote Originally Posted by Lazer View Post
    My claim still stands. We have people that save corks and people that prefer corks, but nobody else throws away the screw caps so they can plug the bottle with a cork.
    Ok, I guess I'm the only one who likes corks enough to swap out the screwtops. I see all the points being made by the anti-cork movement and they all seem very practical. But where's the romance? Maybe what I really like about the corks is that it gives the bourbon some identity and individuality: you unscrew a coca-cola or a jar of pickles, but you uncork a fine spirit. I might be okay with another sealing method as long as it was unique to good alcohol.

 

 

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