… glass bottles! Sorry I scared you maybe a little bit with the title of this post but this may or may not be a big deal and since I am no expert in the field of plastics. I just thought I would share what I have found and readers who are experts can chime in. On my trip this weekend I got some of the old stock on my way out with my HOOUs and then the new stock on the way back home.
As you can see from the photo above it appears Delta is moving away from the glass bottles of Woodford Reserve to ones made from polyethylene terephthalate or the more common name of PETE 1 food grade plastic. The good news is the quantity of Woodford remains the same at 50mL.
One big change is the new plastic bottles weigh almost ½ of what the glass ones do at just a tad over 2oz vs well over 4oz as you can see by my handy dandy postal scale experiment.
Now I see very few fine wines packaged in plastic. I see milk and I see cheaper Kentucky bourbon whiskeys put in plastic. I don’t know, maybe it is just me and I don’t have a leg to stand on but I don’t know if I like this change.
From a weight stand point, when you consider how much Woodford we must consume in a day across the airline (I have no idea but I bet a bunch), saving 2oz+ per drink must add up to a bunch less fuel burned and Delta is already big on recycling – really a good thing they are to be commended for.
So what do you think. Are you AOK with your Woodford Reserve in plastic vs glass?- René
EDIT: Update – after pouring out the contents of the glass vs the plastic, the plastic contained just a tiny bit more than the glass. Maybe the plastic IS better! 😉
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