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@Apollo
Apollo started a discussion

I have just been informed that the iconic green label will be returning this week whoa! For a limited time only might be good to restock!!!

9 years ago

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@FMichael
FMichael replied

While not the biggest fan of JW Green - I found it a tad disturbing when hearing about how it's have a 'screw on cap'...To me that sounds as though it's a inexpensive blend, and not what the JW Green we used to know.

9 years ago 1Who liked this?

@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

@FMichael

Some good blends can have caps. If the cap manufacture is good it will protect the contents as well or better than a cork. Yes, a cork is more stylish, but it's what's inside that counts...and I've heard different opinions on that...

9 years ago 1Who liked this?

@Apollo
Apollo replied

In my humble opinion the screw cap debate is on confined to the history bin. The wine industry around the world has completed exhaustive testing on both closures since the sixties. The jury is out screw cap closure is the superior closure.

In Australia one of the last wines to convert is Penfolds Grange and it will be only a matter of time before this drop swaps closures. Don't forget scotch stops ageing once left the cask.

9 years ago 1Who liked this?

@Apollo
Apollo replied

Apologies I hit the wrong thumbs up

9 years ago 1Who liked this?

@FMichael
FMichael replied

@Nozinan Maybe I'm in the stone ages here with my line of thought, but I tend to associate quality not only with the contents inside, but the bottle itself - including the cap...But that's just me.

9 years ago 1Who liked this?

@paddockjudge
paddockjudge replied

@FMichael, everything on a bottle is taxed, including the cap. A more economical package will yield a better value for the consumer. Corks are overrated and highly impractical. Capped bottles endure transit in any position. Inverted bottles with cork stoppers become whisky roulette.

9 years ago 4Who liked this?

@paddockjudge
paddockjudge replied

@FMichael, I do love cork noises. The squeak and pop song performed by most bottles has become part of the whole dram celebration. I hold no ill will against corks.

9 years ago 3Who liked this?

@Frost
Frost replied

This is a screw cap and NAS right?

9 years ago 0

@thePeatofile
thePeatofile replied

The bottle has a 15 year label on it, but yes, it does have the screw cap and doesn't have a box. I just picked up one at Costco for $44. PS - you don't need a Costco membership to buy alcohol there.

9 years ago 0

@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

Jason Debly wrote a review of the new JW Green here:

jason-scotchreviews.blogspot.ca/2015/04/…

Sounds to me like it's not quite like the old one. Drift, batch variation? Lesser spirit? Tired wood? Hard to know. It's not available in Ontario. I'd buy it for under $60, not because I was ever a great fan (Tried it once, not bad) but because I have an old bottle and it would be nice to compare the 2 some day. Just like my old and new bottles of JW Swing.

I just need some volunteers to do it with me...

9 years ago 0

@Newkophile
Newkophile replied

This reissue is definitely not in the same class as the original, at least here in the U.S. The original here is 43% ABV. I was able to cop four bottles at a very low $40 per awhile back. Down to my last two. The reissue is 40% ABV. As I strongly believe there is a direct correlation between ABV and taste, I'm definitely not interested in the reissue at any price.

9 years ago 0

@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

@Newkophile

There is only a link between ABV and taste when the matured spirit is diluted. In a 40 year old spirit bottled at a cask strength of 43% there is likely much more concentrated flavour in there than a 55% Cask strength spirit bottled at 43%.

9 years ago 1Who liked this?

broadwayblue replied

Yeah, my reissue Green Label bottles are also 43%.

9 years ago 0

@Newkophile
Newkophile replied

I stand corrected. All the bottles of JW Green that I have recently seen are 43% ABV. Can't explain my initial observation of this reissue.

9 years ago 0

@sengjc
sengjc replied

Has anyone opened a bottle from the North American batch? It seems the 700ml release of this in Australia have cork stoppers but I read somewhere that these were all supposed to be capped with the plastic pourer twist caps.

9 years ago 0

@Abunadhman
Abunadhman replied

This is how the Australian JW. Green Label looks. Note the bottle shape with the walking figure and the cork closure. The jury is still out on the contents but it's looking like this may develop into a decent 'drop'!

danmurphys.com.au/product/DM_903258/…

Cheers.

8 years ago 0