Hey -

Am I the only who gets put off by bottles that do not have a proper cork? I have noticed this seems to be quite common with American whiskies of all sorts (not so much with Irish and Scottish ones).

Generally, the only Scottish or Irish whiskies that don't have a cork are the cheaper brands, but with American whiskies it seems that plenty of "top of the line" brands (e.g. Maker's Mark and Virginia Gentleman) seem not to use them. What's the reason for this? (If there is one...)

I tend to get bothered just because I have a lot of bottles open at once and tend to drink at a slow rate and am always worried about evaporation (yes, I know I could change my drinking habits!)

Am I the only person or are there others who agree? :-/