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    Most Irritating Packaging!

    Tonight I struggled with a new bottle of Basil Hayden (one of my favorite summer pours). Since I last purchased some, it now seems to be packaged with some sort of alien, unpenetrabled foil wrapping. Repeated jabs, swipes, samurai lunges with a paring knife were necessary to gain entrance. Do the distillers not want me to actually consume their product?

    My other ongoing irritant is ETL SB. A wonderful bourbon and an incredible value. It is one of my all time favorites and usually number one or two in my recommendations to others but....when I pull the tab on the wax covering it invariably comes off in my hand... leaving the nectar beyond reach. Why oh why is BT doing this to me? Do they not test their packaging in the real world?

    Seriously, other than the odd broken cork (which happens to everyone now and then), what is your major bourbon packaging 'pain in the ass'?
    John B

    "Drinking when we are not thirsty and making love at all seasons… that is all there is to distinguish us from other animals."

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    I'm not sure this qualifies, but I noticed recently that my bottle of Eagle Rare SB 10 is over an inch taller than my other tall bottles, making it difficult to store it in an enclosed 2 shelf cabinet.

    Not exactly hand-wringing, I know, but a pain nonetheless.

    Kevin

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    Quote Originally Posted by scopenut
    I'm not sure this qualifies, but I noticed recently that my bottle of Eagle Rare SB 10 is over an inch taller than my other tall bottles, making it difficult to store it in an enclosed 2 shelf cabinet.

    Not exactly hand-wringing, I know, but a pain nonetheless.

    Kevin
    I've got to believe that retailers feel the same way about Old Forester BB --- beautiful bottle but it doesn't seems to fit anywhere...
    John B

    "Drinking when we are not thirsty and making love at all seasons… that is all there is to distinguish us from other animals."

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    Quote Originally Posted by scopenut
    I'm not sure this qualifies, but I noticed recently that my bottle of Eagle Rare SB 10 is over an inch taller than my other tall bottles, making it difficult to store it in an enclosed 2 shelf cabinet.

    Not exactly hand-wringing, I know, but a pain nonetheless.

    Kevin
    You think that is tough, then try the 1.75L size bottle of same.
    "All I can say is that I have taken more out of alcohol than it has taken out of me".....Winston Churchill

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    That big honkin' Booker's crate obscures a nice presentation and is a pound of trash I wish I didn't have to pay Binny's to send to me.

    The silver lining is Binny's picks some great barrels of Booker's.

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    I think the Sazerac Jr. is an ugly bottle- the neck is just way too long. It doesn't help that my bottle tastes like spinach.
    -Sam

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    I agree about the Eagle Rare. It is in one of those very tall, vodka like bottles, that does not fit in my liquor cabinet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by contrarian
    That big honkin' Booker's crate obscures a nice presentation and is a pound of trash I wish I didn't have to pay Binny's to send to me.
    Yes, forgot about that one. After you get the first one, and get over the novelty of it, how many more do you need? Anyone found a good use for them?

    Kevin

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    Quote Originally Posted by scopenut
    Anyone found a good use for them?

    Kevin
    I would think they would make great kindling if you busted them up. If they just packaged them with a ligher or matches you've got yourself one hell of a fire starter kit.
    "That rug really tied the room together" -- Jeffery Lebowski

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    Booker's Packaging is for the Birds

    Second question first; click here.

    I suppose your first question still applies, however.

    Yours truly,
    Dave Morefield
    Yours truly,
    Dave Morefield

    Dog Lover, Euphonium Player, Campfire Guitarist, Marksman,

 

 

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