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  1. #41
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    Re: Guilty Pleasure: the cork

    The only cork sound that really stands out, is opening a bottle of Plantation Grande Reserve Rum for the first time. The "pop" that it makes is like no other I have every heard. Chip Dykstra on rumhowlers who rates rum as well as whisky always deducts points on presentation for screw cap bottles. His reasoning is the metal and glass have different expansion rates. I think we all store our spirits indoors with little fluctution in temperature...it shouldn't matter.

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    Re: Guilty Pleasure: the cork

    I'm one that really loves that "thwonk" that the cork provides. Despite its functional liabilities, I prefer cork. I am, however, liking the metal "capsule style" caps, like those on certain Jim Beam products. Makes a nice, pleasing, tinny sound when you screw it on the bottle, and makes for a nice presentation. The regular cheapo plastic caps do nothing for me.

    5 pages of closure talk. Jeeze, we are nerds...
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    Re: Guilty Pleasure: the cork

    I definitely prefer the stealthiness of corks. And I have a bag of corks for when I snap one. Hell, I have a whole bottle and cork for WTRB and WTKS because I know I'm going to have to decant my old bottles.

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    Re: Guilty Pleasure: the cork

    Quote Originally Posted by smokinjoe View Post
    The regular cheapo plastic caps do nothing for me.
    except keep the bourbon from spilling out of the bottle. Cuts evaporation loss too.

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    Re: Guilty Pleasure: the cork

    Quote Originally Posted by smokinjoe View Post
    5 pages of closure talk. Jeeze, we are nerds...
    Joe knows us. But lets get back to talking about bourbon.
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    Re: Guilty Pleasure: the cork

    Cork or screw tops? Cork or screw tops? Cork or screw tops?

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    Re: Guilty Pleasure: the cork

    Quote Originally Posted by Lazer View Post
    except keep the bourbon from spilling out of the bottle. Cuts evaporation loss too.
    Yeah...well...that...If you want to be picky about it...
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    Re: Guilty Pleasure: the cork

    How drunk are you guys to be spilling bourbon out of a corked bottle? Maybe I'm just lucky, but I've never had any of the problems being discussed here with corks.

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    Re: Guilty Pleasure: the cork

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    I get this image of a bunch of darkly clad Puritans sitting around a table, no one's laughing or joking, just somberly getting sloshed while mentioning only flavor.


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    Re: Guilty Pleasure: the cork

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOldKyDram View Post
    How drunk are you guys to be spilling bourbon out of a corked bottle? Maybe I'm just lucky, but I've never had any of the problems being discussed here with corks.
    I can understand the people who object to corks because they have had problems with them--theoretically. In actual experience, however, I have opened hundreds of bottles of bourbon without a problem. Wine yes. Bourbon never. I guess I have just been lucky too.
    And I supposed Blanton's could still attach the little horsies to screw caps. But it just wouldn't be right.
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