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Replacement corks

Postby Bozo » Sun Dec 19, 2010 5:44 am

Hi all.

I noticed there's a couple of threads on the topic of broken corks, and have seen similar photo's to the following:

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Sad sad image......

From reading some other posts, it seems the consensus is to try and remove the cork (corkscrew?) and replace it with something of similar size?

Ideally, I'd love to contact Signatory and ask if they could send me a replacement cork, as that would obviously be the best fit. But I couldn't find an official website. Can anyone give me any contact details for them?

Cheers!
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Re: Replacement corks

Postby Bozo » Sun Dec 19, 2010 8:38 am

thanks for the tip - i'll give that a shot. does the cork/lid need to be prepared in any way before the glue is applied? also, how strongly will it be held in place?
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Re: Replacement corks

Postby Swedish Chef » Sun Dec 19, 2010 10:50 pm

Had this happen just once (knocks on wood, ie fore head). It was Glenfarclas 21 that me and one of my brothers where supposed to share over Christmas. My cork did break with about half still stuck in the neck, tried the corkscrew but it just pushed it furhter down so I had to push it down and pour it through a sieve into a funnel into an empty bottle. Since then I save every single cork, from whisk(e)y or other spirits.
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Re: Replacement corks

Postby Ganga » Sun Dec 19, 2010 11:49 pm

If ALL else fails, keep a couple of bottles around that have been finished.
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Re: Replacement corks

Postby bcrossan » Mon Dec 20, 2010 12:04 am

Collector57 wrote:I save all my whisky bottle corks too. A few times that has been shown to be prudent


I do the same. I have a whole empty Laddie tin full of them
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Re: Replacement corks

Postby MacDeffe » Mon Dec 20, 2010 4:24 am

I wish screw caps were more posh than corks

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Re: Replacement corks

Postby Willie JJ » Mon Dec 20, 2010 1:47 pm

bcrossan wrote:
Collector57 wrote:I save all my whisky bottle corks too. A few times that has been shown to be prudent


I do the same. I have a whole empty Laddie tin full of them

I suspect Nick must keep his in a dumpster. :)
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Re: Replacement corks

Postby Willie JJ » Mon Dec 20, 2010 2:15 pm

I'm not aging faster than you are Nick so I'll never be your age. :)

Anyway I just keep a handful of corks for emergencies, I'm not sure what I would do with hundreds of them.
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Re: Replacement corks

Postby Ganga » Mon Dec 20, 2010 8:00 pm

Willie, make a canoe and enter the race at Bladnoch. :P

A bagful is good as the bottle openings vary. You want a snug fit.
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Re: Replacement corks

Postby Bozo » Wed Dec 22, 2010 1:13 am

ok, i've done the epoxy+resin fix, and all is working fine - thanks Nick!

also some good suggestions. i'm definitely gonna start keeping all my corks - might make use of the signatory tin for that purpose as it's quite appropriate given this was my first problematic cork experience. will also keep an empty bottle or two as a backup, since not all corks are the same size.

not a bad drop either that 1990 mortlach. quite strong, but i think i enjoy this one better without any water.
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Re: Replacement corks

Postby Swedish Chef » Fri Dec 24, 2010 12:38 am

Collector57 wrote:I save all my whisky bottle corks too. A few times that has been shown to be prudent

I imagine that must be enough corks to keep your house afloat if there ever was a flood in east Anglia. :D
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Re: Replacement corks

Postby Willie JJ » Fri Dec 24, 2010 9:27 pm

Ganga wrote:Willie, make a canoe and enter the race at Bladnoch. :P

Now why didn't I think of that? :D
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Re: Replacement corks

Postby Bozo » Fri Dec 24, 2010 9:38 pm

and in case you end up with too many double-ups, there's always this:
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