Canned whisky adds recloseable lid
Posted by Jenni Spinner, Senior Editor -- Packaging Digest, 1/23/2012 8:04:00 AM
Scottish Spirits Imports, Inc. is pleased to announce the introduction of a re-sealable latex cap for their unique and innovative Scottish Spirits in a Can. The latex lid, (patent pending) produced especially for Scottish Spirits, will allow the can to be resealed and the product to be kept fresh and tasting great.
Scottish Spirits has garnered a tremendous amount of media and consumer interest with Scottish Spirits in a Can. "The key word here is convenience," says Monique Force, Vice President of Operations/Communications, "the portability of the product for outdoor uses such as sporting events, tailgating parties, boating, and pool side make this a perfect choice."
But convenience isn't the only factor, Scottish Spirits Single Grain Scotch Whisky is made from a unique selection of grains with a rich honey/vanilla, apples and pears taste with a hint of peat and smoke. Scottish Spirits is distilled and matured in Scotland for a minimum of three years in oak casks.
The product containing 40 percent alcohol by volume and 80 percent proof, is packaged in a 100 percent recyclable aluminum can with a special liner to keep the product's taste integrity intact, isn't meant to be a one serving beverage. Each recyclable can has eight 'shots' (355ml) and can be shared by several people anywhere, without having to carry a heavy bottle or worry about glass breakage. The re-sealable latex cap allows someone to enjoy a drink now and save the rest for later!
Scottish Spirits is finalizing its distribution network and hopes to have its product on the shelves by February 2012.
Source: Scottish Spirits Imports Inc.
But its whiskey! who gives a tinkers damn about glass unless it's Maccallam 18 year old.
Long live Scotland and glass too.
Laxsante Suave - 2012-26-1 20:37:25 EST
As mentioned in your article, cans are coated with a plastic lining to shield the beverage within from the metallic taste of the aluminum. However, that brings up a question - what happens when alcohol meets the plastic liner? Many plastic linings used in cans contain bisphenol-A, better known as BPA, a known endocrine disruptor. A 2006 study in "Food Technology and Biotechnology" showed alcohol and the composition of particular beverages may influence chemical migration from plastic containers - including BPA. And in a 2010 Study recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, BPA levels of study subjects eating canned soup was compared to those eating fresh soup. Those consuming the canned soup saw BPA levels that were more than 1000% higher.
While the exact effect of the presence of BPA is unknown and currently a matter of scrutiny by both policy makers and researchers, some jurisdictions have seen fit to have it removed from any container used to hold food for infants even while its effects in adults continues to be a subject of study.
Glass has been the traditional container for spirits and is the only packaging that is sourced and recycled locally. Glass containers do not have an unnatural lining and are listed by the FDA as GRAS - "generally recognized as safe." For these and many other reasons, we believe glass will remain the best choice for consumers.
Glass Packaging Institute
Lynn Bragg - 2012-25-1 11:44:25 EST
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