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    Glass vs. Plastic

    Here in Minnesota, most 750's and 1L bottles are made of glass. Exception being some 750's are offered in plastic "traveler" bottles. A few of the bottom shelf 1.75's are made of plastic. Ancient Age comes to mind. Does anyone notice a taste difference when comparing a brand of bourbon in glass vs. plastic? I would guess that we would possibly see more plastic rather than less in the future.

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    Re: Glass vs. Plastic

    I don't know if there is any thing real about it but I wouldn't buy any bourbon bottled in plastic. I think it comes from me not liking draft beer as well from plastic cups no matter what Toby Keith says, I like glass.
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    Re: Glass vs. Plastic

    No, I don't find any difference at all in the flavor of Wild Turkey 101 whether it presents in a glass or plastic container. Frankly, for mixing whisky, which most brands are, the family sized plastic bottles are easier to handle.

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    Re: Glass vs. Plastic

    Like I said it's more of a mind block than anything scientific.
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    Re: Glass vs. Plastic

    I just picked up a fifth of EWB in the PET traveler (on sale for $9) and it tastes pretty good to me.
    Life's too short, and there's too much good whiskey within reach.

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    Re: Glass vs. Plastic

    For $9 it's a remarkable Bourbon irrespective of container type.

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    Re: Glass vs. Plastic

    I agree completely, squire, and I find that it tastes better than I remember from a couple years ago. It's very well balanced in my opinion.
    Life's too short, and there's too much good whiskey within reach.

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    Re: Glass vs. Plastic

    Plastic is semi permeable. If a 2L bottle of pop sits around unopened, it will eventually go flat. A glass bottle or can will have a much longer shelf life. I guess my point is, bourbon in plastic bottles is probably ok if you don't plan on storing it very long.

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    Re: Glass vs. Plastic

    Only for short term storage. Taste doesn't change until a long period of time passes. Oxygen interacts with the ethanol and you get acetone. Glass is inert, but even tough polycarbonate plastic is still permeable. Also plasticizers leach out over time. But hey, if thats your thing, I couldn't even give a rip.

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    Re: Glass vs. Plastic

    AAA by the handle comes in plastic. I decant it into a 1L glass bottle not because I expect it to go bad but because a 1L bottle is easier to pour from. After several pours, I can't be foolin' around with that family-sized jug.
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