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200ml bottles - what are these called?

Postby pmcd » Wed Oct 13, 2010 1:40 am

Is there a recognised name/nickname for this particular size of vessel?

E.g. 1.5L bottle = magnum
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Re: 200ml bottles - what are these called?

Postby lbacha » Wed Oct 13, 2010 1:51 am

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Re: 200ml bottles - what are these called?

Postby lockejn » Wed Oct 13, 2010 1:52 am

I'm pretty sure there's no traditional name for it. I think the only reason the size exists is because it's a nice round number that's close enough to half a 375ml. You could probably get away with calling it a "split" (technically 187.5ml). I often refer to it as a "deuce", but I usually wind up having to explain it which really defeats the purpose.

I think my state liquor store only sells a small handful of products in this bottle size. It's a damn shame because I think it's perfect for pocket carry or sampling something new.
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Re: 200ml bottles - what are these called?

Postby MacDeffe » Wed Oct 13, 2010 5:47 am

I call it "a 20 centiliter bottle"
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Re: 200ml bottles - what are these called?

Postby matteo » Wed Oct 13, 2010 8:48 am

MacDeffe wrote:I call it "a 20 centiliter bottle"
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So...why not calling it "Six dram bottle"..... :P
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Re: 200ml bottles - what are these called?

Postby lockejn » Wed Oct 13, 2010 3:48 pm

matteo wrote:
MacDeffe wrote:I call it "a 20 centiliter bottle"
:P

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So...why not calling it "Six dram bottle"..... :P

Because it's clearly a "One dram bottle" :angel:
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Re: 200ml bottles - what are these called?

Postby Ganga » Wed Oct 13, 2010 4:43 pm

I call it a large sample. :thumbsup:
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Re: 200ml bottles - what are these called?

Postby mikeymad » Wed Oct 13, 2010 5:22 pm

I call it "lunch"...
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Re: 200ml bottles - what are these called?

Postby Willie JJ » Wed Oct 13, 2010 5:50 pm

Snack size
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Re: 200ml bottles - what are these called?

Postby bredman » Thu Oct 14, 2010 12:13 am

'The starter'.
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Re: 200ml bottles - what are these called?

Postby Ganga » Thu Oct 14, 2010 2:45 am

The wife responded "NOT ENOUGH".
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Re: 200ml bottles - what are these called?

Postby bredman » Thu Oct 14, 2010 3:31 am

Ganga wrote:The wife responded "NOT ENOUGH".

My Mrs would certainly agree. And what does that tell us - that living with a whisky-nut will drive one to drink. :o
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Re: 200ml bottles - what are these called?

Postby matthew2512 » Wed Oct 20, 2010 6:59 am

Douglas Laing call their 200ml OMC bottles 'advanced samples'.
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Re: 200ml bottles - what are these called?

Postby pmcd » Wed Oct 20, 2010 9:08 am

matthew2512 wrote:Douglas Laing call their 200ml OMC bottles 'advanced samples'.

Best name so far ;)
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Re: 200ml bottles - what are these called?

Postby ingoodspirits » Wed Oct 20, 2010 9:23 am

In the UK 70cl is a full bottle, 37.5cl is a half bottle and 20cl is a quarter. I know they're not exact but there you go.
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Re: 200ml bottles - what are these called?

Postby robbi@laurenson.com » Wed Oct 20, 2010 10:13 am

In South Africa these are known as a full bottle (750 ml), Half-Jack (375 ml) and Quarter-Jack (200ml). I expect this local lingo only, though.
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Re: 200ml bottles - what are these called?

Postby mikeymad » Thu Oct 21, 2010 7:51 am

'Quarter-Jack' is a good name... sounds very Aussie...

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Re: 200ml bottles - what are these called?

Postby Lucas » Thu Oct 21, 2010 12:46 pm

I used to work for a whisky retailer here in Scotland and we just called them '20cl bottles'. A bit boring, no? It definitely needs a name in the UK. I vote for 'lunch' :D
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Re: 200ml bottles - what are these called?

Postby Willie JJ » Thu Oct 21, 2010 1:33 pm

Are you on a diet Lucas?
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Re: 200ml bottles - what are these called?

Postby mt9.dk » Fri Oct 22, 2010 12:05 pm

Some call them gift samples
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Re: 200ml bottles - what are these called?

Postby lockejn » Fri Oct 22, 2010 12:30 pm

"Empty"
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Re: 200ml bottles - what are these called?

Postby Maccy » Sat Oct 23, 2010 9:51 am

pmcd wrote:
matthew2512 wrote:Douglas Laing call their 200ml OMC bottles 'advanced samples'.

Best name so far ;)


Best serious name so far - Surely not better than "Lunch" :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: 200ml bottles - what are these called?

Postby Rufus Skytrousers » Sat Oct 23, 2010 5:58 pm

I've heard them called "Quarter bottles" in a number of places.

I love 'em, great way to try different expressions without to much financial risk. I wish to hell more companies did them, as I reckon I've just about tried all the ones available that I want to.
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Re: 200ml bottles - what are these called?

Postby Ganga » Mon Oct 25, 2010 6:54 pm

Emergency survival kit. :P
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Re: 200ml bottles - what are these called?

Postby lockejn » Mon Oct 25, 2010 7:34 pm

Ganga wrote:Emergency survival kit. :P

I think that moniker is reserved for a box containing six 1.75L bottles. . .
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Re: 200ml bottles - what are these called?

Postby checkyabadself » Tue Oct 26, 2010 12:04 pm

Hello, I'm Will. I just joined. I'm from Ireland and I registered because no one has mentioned the fact that in Ireland a 200ml bottle is called a naggin.
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Re: 200ml bottles - what are these called?

Postby John Barleycorn » Tue Oct 26, 2010 2:05 pm

checkyabadself wrote:Hello, I'm Will. I just joined. I'm from Ireland and I registered because no one has mentioned the fact that in Ireland a 200ml bottle is called a naggin.


After you've had one it's naggin you to have another.

Welcome to the forum checkyabadself

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Re: 200ml bottles - what are these called?

Postby Willie JJ » Tue Oct 26, 2010 2:47 pm

John Barleycorn wrote:After you've had one it's naggin you to have another.

I get a naggin from the Mrs. every time I drink a naggin. (Which is not as good as it might sound.)
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Re: 200ml bottles - what are these called?

Postby pmcd » Tue Oct 26, 2010 8:17 pm

checkyabadself wrote:Hello, I'm Will. I just joined. I'm from Ireland and I registered because no one has mentioned the fact that in Ireland a 200ml bottle is called a naggin.

I work for a 'alcoholic beverage finder' website, and the reason that I originally asked about this is because we had are attempting to standardise our bottle size options at the moment.

When 200ml bottles came up, a 'naggin' was mentioned, and my colleagues were surprised that I had never heard of the expression before. We have quite an international workforce, so I thought that perhaps it was more of a North American saying, so it's interesting to hear that it's used in Ireland too!
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Re: 200ml bottles - what are these called?

Postby dylan793 » Wed Nov 17, 2010 6:37 am

In the particular corner of the US where I live, a 200ml bottle is referred to as a half-pint, a 375ml is a pint, a 750ml is a fifth, and a 1.75L is a half-gallon. Obviously every one of them is a misnomer as the sizes are not one and the same. I attribute it to the general refusal to accept the metric system in the south-eastern US. Or maybe it's a carry-over from when the bottles were actually measured in such ways. Oddly enough 1L bottles are referred to correctly, with the rare occasion of someone calling it a quart. Does anyone else in the US run into this? Or anywhere else for that matter?
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Re: 200ml bottles - what are these called?

Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Thu Nov 18, 2010 10:36 pm

Nagin or Naggin is a well known term in Ireland all right but I think it's a description for the hip flask style 200ml bottle more than just any old 200ml bottle.
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Re: 200ml bottles - what are these called?

Postby Klondike » Tue Nov 23, 2010 6:38 pm

lockejn wrote:I'm pretty sure there's no traditional name for it. I think the only reason the size exists is because it's a nice round number that's close enough to half a 375ml. You could probably get away with calling it a "split" (technically 187.5ml). I often refer to it as a "deuce", but I usually wind up having to explain it which really defeats the purpose.

I think my state liquor store only sells a small handful of products in this bottle size. It's a damn shame because I think it's perfect for pocket carry or sampling something new.


Isn't a 'split' simply a half bottle (i.e. 350/375 mL)? With wine bottles I think a split is referred to as a half bottle.
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Re: 200ml bottles - what are these called?

Postby lockejn » Wed Nov 24, 2010 1:50 pm

Klondike wrote:Isn't a 'split' simply a half bottle (i.e. 350/375 mL)? With wine bottles I think a split is referred to as a half bottle.

A little Googling shows the term "split" to be used for both sizes depending on who you ask apparently. In my limited experience I've always understood it to be half of a half-bottle. This is the first I've been informed otherwise. Must be a regional thing. A strange anomaly to be sure.
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Re: 200ml bottles - what are these called?

Postby Ganga » Wed Nov 24, 2010 5:02 pm

The half a half bottlles for wine are 187 ml. Nice for splitting bottles 4 ways.
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Re: 200ml bottles - what are these called?

Postby eav » Sun May 01, 2011 1:12 pm

I'm a little late in on this one, but I found the thread when checking the selling for nagin.

It's a term still in regular use in Ireland for quarter bottles of whiskey, particularly in more rural locations.
But it's also a term that was in use in England in the past. It's used several times in the Gentleman's Magazine, a periodical that was published in London from the early 1700's until 1922.
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