Normally, a very tight fitting cork such as those found on Don Q Gran Anejo or Kirk & Sweeney rums are a very good thing. However, the very tight fitting cork on my new bottle of Carta Vieja Golden Cask 18 Solera caused the thin glass around the neck to break when I corked it back up this evening. The entire neck became separated from the rest of the bottle. Luckily, no glass wound up in the rum itself and I was able to transfer this excellent rum to an empty bottle of Ron Zacapa XO. All the more reason to save the best old bottles. Keep this in mind when corking bottles of this type back up. This has never happened to me before, so I am passing this safety tip onto fellow reviewers.
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