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Old 01-03-12, 02:52 PM   #1
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Why would they put liquor in a plastic bottle?

Seems like marketing suicide. I noticed that pints of George Dickel now come in plastic bottles. If we have concerns about plastic leaching into water, it would seem that alcohol surely would. Shipping costs would surely go down in doing so but I for one will not buy liquor in a plastic bottle.
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Old 01-03-12, 03:14 PM   #2
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You can't take glass or cans into some wilderness areas.

Then again, I have a stainless steel flask.
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It's so you don't break the bottle when you fall over.
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I for one will only buy vodka in a plastic bottle...
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Sporting events that allow BYOB (ie. NASCAR) don't allow glass containers.
Camping areas.
Beaches.

Those are just I few that I have personally had to use plastic liquor bottles.
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It's so you don't break the bottle when you fall over.
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One less glass bottle smashed in the street to cut a tire on. One less glass bottle flung from a car and catching a cyclist upside the head. One less glass bottle broken at the neck for menacing purposes.

We of Foo are responsible drinkers. The more casual members of society need plastic bottles.
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Sporting events that allow BYOB (ie. NASCAR) don't allow glass containers.
Whoah. Nascar is BYOB? Talk about a squandered business opportunity...
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Whoah. Nascar is BYOB? Talk about a squandered business opportunity...
They make up for it with $8 hot dogs.

There's really nothing like going to a large "sporting" event being able to carry your own ice chest in full of beer and booze. I live close enough to a track and manage to get free tickets every year. I'm not big into NASCAR but the people watching is worth it even if you have to pay for the tickets.
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If you're drinking liquor, you don't generally worry about the health issues of a little plastic.
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A few hundred years ago they were *****ing about booze being sold in glass bottles instead of kegs.

I'm sure someone did.
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They make up for it with $8 hot dogs.

There's really nothing like going to a large "sporting" event being able to carry your own ice chest in full of beer and booze. I live close enough to a track and manage to get free tickets every year. I'm not big into NASCAR but the people watching is worth it even if you have to pay for the tickets.
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One less glass bottle smashed in the street to cut a tire on. One less glass bottle flung from a car and catching a cyclist upside the head.
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Judging by the bottles that are still identifiable which I see by the side of the road, glass liquor bottles make up a sizable percentage of the broken glass. I'd be strongly in favor of anything that would cut down on the quantity.
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Old 01-03-12, 07:10 PM   #15
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I'm not big into NASCAR but the people watching is worth it even if you have to pay for the tickets.
Can't you just go to Wal-Mart? Isn't that almost the same?
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Can't you just go to Wal-Mart? Isn't that almost the same?

Yeah, but they frown about the the whole lawn chair/ice chest thing in the parking lot.
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Yeah, but they frown about the the whole lawn chair/ice chest thing in the parking lot.
Heard they will let you park your RV overnight with a permission slip.
So pull out your lawn chair/Natty Light and watch those thunder thighs in hot pants amble by till your hearts content.
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The RV parking is legit, but you have to park way out from the store. Don't think they're as concerned about you knocking back some Buds when they've got people cooking meth on their shelves...
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plastic bottled booze makes for a great hang over. never again seagram 7
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Plastic bottles keep the fights fair.
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Whoah. Nascar is BYOB? Talk about a squandered business opportunity...
Possibly, but BYOB is a progression from their roots of Make Your Own Booze and a fast car to outrun the Reveneur.
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A few hundred years ago they were *****ing about booze being sold in glass bottles instead of kegs.

I'm sure someone did.
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In the 1800s, bourbon/whisky was sold in bulk to rectifiers, wholesalers,
brokers and retailers. Barrels were branded with a distillery or "brand" name.
Package stores/druggists bottled their own labels from bulk supplies.
Unscrupulous rectifiers, jobbers and retailers would often tamper with the
quality and integrity of the whisky in a barrel.
In 1870, George Garvin Brown, a young pharmaceuticals salesman in Louisville,
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standards. With $5,500 in saved and borrowed money, Brown and his half brother
started J.T.S. Brown and Bro. They sold Old Forester Bourbon Whisky exclusively
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Seems like marketing suicide. I noticed that pints of George Dickel now come in plastic bottles. If we have concerns about plastic leaching into water, it would seem that alcohol surely would. Shipping costs would surely go down in doing so but I for one will not buy liquor in a plastic bottle.
If I remember correctly, plastic leaching happens when you try and warm up things in the microwave with plastic containers not rated for microwave use. Plastic is hydrophobic in its solid form and won't leach anything unless you attack it with something corrosive or with heat.
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Vote for me and everyone will be drinking beer out of plastic bottles too. They are much more efficient and weigh about a tenth as much as glass. I find it unpleasant riding around all the patches of glittering, broken glass on the road.

Coke and soft drinks have been selling in plastic for years. If there were health problems with it, it should be obvious by now. And there are no health problems as far as I know.
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