Aidan wrote:Corks aren't even necessary. They're just an image thing, as I believe they add nothing to the whisky. I wonder when we'll be seeing plastic corks in whisky bottles. Probably not any time soon.
I don't know why they bother at all with corks in liquor. In the short and long term, it's nothing but problems. Here through the miracle of modern technology, a solution to both short and long term corking problems has already been invented (and after 80-odd years of use on liquor bottles in its current form, proven unharmful and effective I would hope) but higher end liquor maufacturers aren't using it for fear of being seen as having no respect for tradition! For Pete's sake, it's been almost 100 years already, you didn't drag your feet this long in deciding to start selling by the bottle instead of the barrel, did you?