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    Tribute Cork

    Does anyone have an extra cap from a bottle of Wild Turkey Tribute?

    Mine came apart from the cork and I haven't had any luck glueing them back together. I wanted to know if anyone saved caps or bottles and could ship me an extra if they have it. I'd agree to pay for the cork as well as the shipping.

    Thanks so much. I appreciate it.

    Also if anyone knows a way to fix it, the wooden cap has come unglued from the cork. I'd love any advice.

    I keep my extra caps, but this is my only open bottle of Trib and none of my extra caps come close to fitting. Thanks again.
    Last edited by TimmyBoston; 06-25-2006 at 01:38.
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    I re-glued a cap for a bottle of Scotch once. Still works. Did you try that yet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TimmyBoston
    I keep my extra caps, but this is my only open bottle of Trib and none of my extra caps come close to fitting. Thanks again.
    Tim,

    Have you by any chance purchased a Russell's Reserve 90 yet? If so, have you tried that cap in the Tribute bottle? Off the top of my head, that is the only other WT (or other) cap that might fit as the bottles are very close to the same. If it does, I would certainly use it on the Tribute and transfer the RR into another bottle that you may have which is empty - or close to it.

    Although it would be against my nature to spend the money on that particular WT product, I would even consider going out and buying a RR90 - that is, if it would fit the Tribute. IMHO, Better to sacrifice a little money or RR90 than leave the Tribute exposed to the elements.

    As for repairing the old cap, I have not had much success through the years combining glue and cork. But, that could just be me doing something wrong.
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    just a thought on cork repair, is it possible thread a wood screw into the cork, remove the head, and then screw the cap top onto the exposed screw? or for that matter, how about just a corkscrew in the cork, and just use the handle to remove/insert said cork? is there a reason that wont work?

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    The same thing happened with the cap for my bottle of EC18. I was able to glue it back together using contact cement. (Donít worry, the chemical smell will go away shortly after the cement dries.) It seems pretty well glued but I donít use this cap anymore since the one I put in the bottle after this one broke seems to make a better seal. I just switched the caps and was able to pick the ĺ full bottle up by the wooden part of the cap so I would say it works pretty well. Hopefully this will work for you as well.

    Also, have you tried contacting Austin, Nichols? I know it wasnít Wild Turkey but I recall a similar post where the poster said that the company sent him about 5 replacements after he contacted them, maybe they will do the same for you.
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    I've been able to secure the cork to the wood with wood glue and so far its holding, covered the bottle as best I could while the glue cured and then I put Saran wrap around the cork when I put it in the bottle. So far, so good. Wish me luck.
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    I've used a small amount of crazy glue and had excellent results. Just don't get it on your fingers *(@)#&)!

 

 

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