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    Sample bottles

    Quick question, where do you guys get your sample bottles at? I would like to give a small sample of the 4 Roses 125 to a friend, but can't seem to find any of those small bottle that people use for this purpose. Thanks.

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    Re: Sample bottles

    Just buy a couple of the cheapest airline size bottles, chug, refill, mail, profit.
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    Re: Sample bottles

    I bought a bunch of 2oz & 4oz ones from specialtybottle.com. Made a big batch of a barrel aged manhattan and gave them out as holiday favors. And for a couple people I made sampler packs of things they wanted to try or that I knew they would like. If you just want one, PM me and Ill send you one, with a brown paper stick on label to boot. But I find them handy to have around.


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    Re: Sample bottles

    Yup, specialtybottle.com. I am fully stocked with 2oz clear Boston rounds. Just make sure you request the plastic cap liners. The "default" foam ones are not air-tight.

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    Re: Sample bottles

    I pretty much was gonna post the same thing. Buy some cheap 50 ml's and empty or drink them is one example. JKLS and DBM gave you one good website. Here's another.
    http://www.sks-bottle.com/340c/SampleIndex.html

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    Re: Sample bottles

    Thanks fellas


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    Re: Sample bottles

    For some reason I can't copy and paste Specialtybottle.com has them.
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    Re: Sample bottles

    Quote Originally Posted by DBM View Post
    Yup, specialtybottle.com. I am fully stocked with 2oz clear Boston rounds. Just make sure you request the plastic cap liners. The "default" foam ones are not air-tight.
    I got some with the standard/default caps, so I inquired with them how to get plastic cap liners. At first they didn't know what I was talking about, but after a couple e-mails (all of which were very courteous and professional) they asked if I was looking for their Black Phenolic Polyseal caps. They sent me two samples (they have a plastic cone on the inside) to see if this is what I'm looking for.

    I tested the default caps with some water and even with vigorous shaking didn't get it to leak (although perhaps in transit with pressurization that might occur). I'm really impressed that they sent me two free samples (especially since I hadn't even made the initial purchase, which was only for a dozen sample bottles). Are these the plastic caps you were referring to? Just want to double check before ordering.
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    Re: Sample bottles

    I finally bit the bullet and got some. The regular caps are fine...it's the same type used on most screw top bourbons (OWA.)

    Samples anyone?

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    Re: Sample bottles

    Specialtybottle.com is great! I like the French squares. You can also order shrink bands if you plan on storing samples for a long time

 

 

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