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    Re: Glass vs. Plastic

    Aren't the imitation corks used today a form of plastic?

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    Re: Glass vs. Plastic

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    Aren't the imitation corks used today a form of plastic?
    Evidently the distillers who use corks, real or synthetic, don't care enough about quality to use a screw cap.
    If God made anything better than bourbon he must have kept it for Hisself.

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    Re: Glass vs. Plastic

    Good point, we live in a World of diminished standards.

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    Re: Glass vs. Plastic

    In the 80s, Stillbrook bourbon was sold in both plastic and glass bottles. I have managed to pick up both. While this was not a top shelf bourbon, it was not bad. My observation is that evaporation was about the same, although the plastic bottles have collapsed a bit. I can not really tell any major difference in taste, smell, or appearance. FWIW...

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    Re: Glass vs. Plastic

    That's an interesting first hand comparison. I don't recall when plastic containers started but I do remember Stillbrook, the broke grad student's friend.

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    Re: Glass vs. Plastic

    Quote Originally Posted by Enoch View Post
    In the 80s, Stillbrook bourbon was sold in both plastic and glass bottles.
    So is (was?) AAA. I buy my AAA in plastic handles and then decant into a AAA glass 1L bottle. I have had the bottle for years so I don't know if AAA is still sold that way because I never even look at anything but the handle.
    If God made anything better than bourbon he must have kept it for Hisself.

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    Re: Glass vs. Plastic

    I've had good whiskey in glass and plastic bottles. Like others here have already mentioned, whiskey just doesn't last long enough here to oxidize regardless of container. IMO, basing your purchase decision on container type is like basing your purchase decision on the mostly made-up marketing story on the label. In the end, all that matters is what's on the inside.

    Eric

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    Glass vs. Plastic

    Should a consumable solvent like ethanol be put in plastic? I know there is a lot of concern about BPA these days

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    Re: Glass vs. Plastic

    My minimum standard for plastic bottled booze is 80 proof.

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    Re: Glass vs. Plastic

    I like my AAA plastic bottle because it travels well and is approved for use at hotel pools.

 

 

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