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  1. #21
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    [QUOTE=scopenut]Seems that using a Booker's box for a birdhouse wouldn't attract blue birds, but rather swallows.....

    After seeing the original post a couple years ago I made a similar birdhouse. The birds have not been impressed....
    But this spring some wasps built a nest in it.
    Craig

  2. #22
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    Quote Originally Posted by nor02lei
    I dont like anything with natural cork with make me dislike almost all American straight whiskey packaging in the premium class. I have to live with that. I like watts inside though! (I got the same problem with single malt)

    Leif
    I agree completely. Let me go on record as saying I will gladly buy premium bourbons that have screw caps. Maybe we can start a movement.

    No More Corks!!!

  3. #23
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    You know, I have never had any problem with the gold wax on the ETL bottles and I have opened quite a few of them. Pull on the tab and it opens right up. I have more trouble with ordinary shrink wrap.
    Ed
    Bourbon makes me happy.

    Go Fighters!

  4. #24
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    I found a bottle of Booker's a little fiddly to open. I couldn't find the way to take off the rawhide strip until I saw you just unhook it on one end. Then I had to tug the plastic sleeve open to get it out of the grooves, it was sticking in there a bit. Once the bottle was free I discarded the plastic and box - I never keep packaging (or canisters for malt whisky, just superfluous in my view).

    Now the whiskey. Good but very "Beam": very big rye hit, lots of liquorice. Nice and silky though, even at the high proof. In fact I like it at high proof, the extra barrel quality and ethanol complement the Beam character. The label states an age of 8 years, 5 months. There is a code that starts with 95 so maybe it was dumped in 2003. There was a lingering smell of fresh pine and plastic on the wax part of the bottle neck, I had to wash it well to get it off. Fortunately the whiskey itself was pristine.

    In sum it reminded me of Baker's.

    Gary
    Last edited by Gillman; 06-04-2006 at 03:07.

  5. #25
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    it reminded me of Baker's.

    Gary[/quote]

    I have not had the Booker's. But now I am looking forward to it.
    I have been through a bottle of Baker's. I really liked it.
    Baker's neat reminded me of some of Buf Trce's stuff. On the rocks, it got fat, like Beam on steroids.
    So I will now have to move the Booker's up on the rotation. The two being similar doesn't suprise me, after all Booker and Baker are cousins.

    Oscar
    Last edited by OscarV; 06-03-2006 at 18:11.

  6. #26
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    I vote for an international ban on corks. The association of corks with high quality spirits and wines is a false one. It came about because at one time it was the best that was available, but that is no longer true. The only effect that cork can have on the contents of the bottle is a negative one. I want screw caps, plastic or steel, forget those crappy aluminum ones.
    Ed
    Last edited by Edward_call_me_Ed; 06-03-2006 at 19:40. Reason: grammar
    Bourbon makes me happy.

    Go Fighters!

  7. #27
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    Exclamation

    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

  8. #28
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    Lightbulb

    Quote Originally Posted by ThomasH
    My all time biggest nightmare was with a 1.75L of Knob Creek. I had to use channellocks to get the wax off of the neck!

    Thomas
    I'll second that one and extend it to other sizes of KC as well.....have had a bit of trouble with all of them. Nothing else though has give me any trouble and if the KC had been too big of a headache, I would not still be buying it!
    "All I can say is that I have taken more out of alcohol than it has taken out of me".....Winston Churchill

  9. #29
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    Leif, Chuck and Ed,

    Id be more than willing to join a global movement against corks.

    Lets hear it for the plastic/steel screw cap!
    Delighted to see you if you can find me!

  10. #30
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    I'll vote for the screw cap over cork.
    Joe
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    "Bourbon.....It's cheaper than therapy!!"

 

 

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