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  1. #11
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Baltimore, MD
    Hmmm...I had always had a very different perspective, in that I always thought that corks were *better* precisely because they seem to keep more oxygen out (and so more whisky in). But you guys are making me reconsider my thoughts on the matter...

    As far as I am now concerned, it's a win-win situation. I like corks and feel comfortable with them and now, thanks to your posts, I seem to like screw-caps. The whisky was never an issue...so the conclusion is that whisky is good and capping it with something is good.

    Therefore, it's all good.
    "Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit upon his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats."

    - H.L. Mencken

  2. #12
    Advanced Taster
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    I personally favor the screw top. I don't have to worry about storing bottles upright that way. Corks are a probelm particularly if you are traveling with a bottle and have to make SURE it stays upright the whole time.

    Saturday night I was downtown
    Working for the FBI
    Sitting in a nest of bad men
    Whisky bottles piling high
    - The Hollies

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Nashville, Tn
    Corks are cool and throwback but the screwtop is much more utilitarian. I dont make buying decisions based on the packaging. If I like it I buy it regardless.

  4. #14
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Arkansas, US
    I like corks and I don't mind the plastic screw caps, but I don't like the metal caps. These can leak, strip, let the bottle go stale too quickly and leave sharp edges. Corks can be problematic as mentioned above, I try not to put too much importance in it, but there's something to be said for the mood when plopping that elegant bottle of GTS in front of you, squeeking the cork back and forth knowing what's to come.
    Fwisge For All!



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