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    RIP Squat bottles for 2013 ORVW

    Saw this elsewhere (ahem) and still no confirmation I could find elsewhere but


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    Re: RIP Squat bottles for 2013 ORVW

    Looks really strange in the tall bottle.
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    RIP Squat bottles for 2013 ORVW

    It's not fake or anything, the label was approved a while back. I hated on it elsewhere and I'll hate on it here too, it's ugly and I'll be surprised if it isn't more expensive than last year. And it has a stupid cork.
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    Re: RIP Squat bottles for 2013 ORVW

    Quote Originally Posted by HighInTheMtns View Post
    It's not fake or anything, the label was approved a while back. I hated on it elsewhere and I'll hate on it here too, it's ugly and I'll be surprised if it isn't more expensive than last year. And it has a stupid cork.
    I understand why they did it, and believe you're right - it'll be a price jump. But to go to a CORK?!?!?! Unforgivable
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    Re: RIP Squat bottles for 2013 ORVW

    Stoopid noob question: why does everyone hate corks?

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    Re: RIP Squat bottles for 2013 ORVW

    Quote Originally Posted by Renegator View Post
    Stoopid noob question: why does everyone hate corks?
    Not all of us do; I rather like them.

    The problem lies with natural cork not being an ideal bottle closure for high-proof spirits. They rot, crumble, dry out, and break, and occasionally taint the flavor of the liquid. Many of us love old bottles of whiskey, and that's usually where the problems occur.

    On the other hand, I'm a big fan of the aesthetics of using corks, especially the feel and "ptoonk" sound of a cork being pulled.

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    Re: RIP Squat bottles for 2013 ORVW

    Corks fail, period. And I've never been able to taste the sound of a cork.

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    Re: RIP Squat bottles for 2013 ORVW

    Quote Originally Posted by White Dog View Post
    Corks fail, period. And I've never been able to taste the sound of a cork.
    Try harder. If you lick the cork while pulling it out of the bottle maybe?

    Anyways, back on topic. I imagine the prestige of the brand and the squat bottle didn't match. Looked too much like mid shelf to the less aware consumer.

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    Re: RIP Squat bottles for 2013 ORVW

    Well, as everybody knows, going to a taller shaped bottle helps the juice age better. Squatty bottles confine and cramp the juice, not allowing it to open up correctly. With the taller bottles the juice stretches, and gets better as the fill level drops. Kinda like exercise! You'll notice that some of the best juice out there comes in these tall bottles (PVW, BMH, Vintage, BTAC, etc)
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    Re: RIP Squat bottles for 2013 ORVW

    Quote Originally Posted by HighInTheMtns View Post
    It's not fake or anything, the label was approved a while back. I hated on it elsewhere and I'll hate on it here too, it's ugly and I'll be surprised if it isn't more expensive than last year. And it has a stupid cork.
    One of my favorite bourbons and usually about $35-$45. I bet all of these smaller shops will start charging $150 just because of the bottle.
    I've never tried GTS with any sort of soda. Maybe I'm missing out; but I'm OK with that.

 

 

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