Why is alcohol sold in glass containers?

United States
March 17, 2009 1:37am CST
i mean i can see why they arent in paper/cartons or something but why not plastic? i mean wouldnt that be cheaper?? but nope 99.9% of all alcohol i have seen is in glass bottles.. to me they just end up breaking at crazy parties and littered everywhere and it can be a huge hazard.. i assume there is a good reason right??
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• United States
24 Mar 09
It keeps the taste better in a nonpermeable substance like aluminum or glass.
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@Vladilyich1 (1454)
• Canada
17 Mar 09
Glass will not leach chemicals like plastic will. There are a lot of dangerous things in plastic that will disolve from plastic. Glass may break, but it doesn't contain anything except silica (sand).
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• United States
18 Mar 09
ugh true.. thanks!
@bombshell (11266)
• Germany
17 Mar 09
to keep the good taste
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• Canada
20 Oct 09
I don't know. Maybe they think that the higher the quality of the liquid within, the higher the quality of the bottle it comes in. The cost of the bottles is not an issue here in Canada, because we get a few cents back, when we return the bottles back to the store, to get recycled.
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• United States
18 Nov 09
i wish we had that here.. or should i say i wish we had that in all our states here since some do