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    Knob Creek Changes From Cork To Screw Cap

    Yesterday I picked up a bottle of Knob Creek Single Barrel "barrel #415 hand selected by Fred Noe" for a grocery store. Anyway, upon opening I noticed that the wax seemed to come off more easily, and the top was a screw cap. If I recall correctly, the previous bottles of KC always had a cork. It appears to be nearly impossible to tell the difference between the two without trying to open the bottle.

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    Re: Knob Creek Changes From Cork To Screw Cap

    ive been into KCSB for about 6 months or so, theyve all been screw tops. but i have heard they used to be corks.

    i kinda prefer the screw tops, theyre more convenient. but the cork does seem more classy

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    Re: Knob Creek Changes From Cork To Screw Cap

    I like the screw tops better. too. I think Knob had tried this change before (maybe you're looking at some older stock?).
    My understanding is that they went back to the corks after getting alot of negative feedback.
    I Beam again trying the screw tops, I wonder?

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    Re: Knob Creek Changes From Cork To Screw Cap

    The first versions of KC cork closure were covered by a hard black wax that was a gripe to remove. I solved the issue with a heavy chief's knife while wearing oven mitts.
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    Re: Knob Creek Changes From Cork To Screw Cap

    I vote for screw caps on everything. Cork may be classier, but screw tops don't break off.

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    Re: Knob Creek Changes From Cork To Screw Cap

    How long have Makers and Jack been using screw caps, half a century now?
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    Re: Knob Creek Changes From Cork To Screw Cap

    During our tour of Beam in April they were using screwcaps and I commented that I thought they used corks. Our tour guide said they had changed to screwtops to save money, but due to "overwhelming feedback" they were going back to corks in the near future. I thought "Who the @#$% is complaining about that?!?!?!" I'd much rather have screwtops on everything
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    Re: Knob Creek Changes From Cork To Screw Cap

    only advantage I see to cork is for small production like micro-distillery or hand bottling a single barrel or limited release product. even those folks are moving toward synthetics these days.

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    Re: Knob Creek Changes From Cork To Screw Cap

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    The first versions of KC cork closure were covered by a hard black wax that was a gripe to remove. I solved the issue with a heavy chief's knife while wearing oven mitts.
    i thought you only drank OGD and VOB....stepping up, squire?

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    Re: Knob Creek Changes From Cork To Screw Cap

    Quote Originally Posted by darylld911 View Post
    During our tour of Beam in April they were using screwcaps and I commented that I thought they used corks. Our tour guide said they had changed to screwtops to save money, but due to "overwhelming feedback" they were going back to corks in the near future. I thought "Who the @#$% is complaining about that?!?!?!" I'd much rather have screwtops on everything
    Are you kidding me? Same here. I like to keep a bottle of KCSB in my nightstand drawer, and I'm afraid a cork closure might leak.
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