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    Anyone got a Leo handy?

    And a ruler/vernier/micrometer or other such measuring device?

    I've designed and sourced some new beer condoms for my bar but the sales lady in Wuhan keeps insisting on selling me 330ml can coolers at 6.5cm diameter. However they can make any size.

    You can squeeze a can into a bottle condom but nothing worse than a condom that's too big for your stubby...

    Anyone able to measure the OD or the diameter across the base of a small Leo bottle? We only have cans at the resort here in Udon.

    Google only comes up with shirt dimensions.

    Cheers.

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    This is just an elaborate way of making someone pour leo down their front, right?

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    Have you tried the 7-11 for small bottles?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    This is just an elaborate way of making someone pour leo down their front, right?
    Standard Saturday night behavior.

    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    Have you tried the 7-11 for small bottles?
    I don't have access to a 7/11. My days consist of being taken between a mountain and a rubber plantation with nothing in between.

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    Not much help, but if the same as Singha, then 5.80cm (2.23")

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    You're clearly not very good at marketing.

    Leaving the beer unclad means people drink it while it's cold = more sales.

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    Thanks Bogon, must be much the same.

    Harry, I hate when people don't use them as the condensation runs everywhere. Very inconsiderate of others.


    I can't believe that over a weekend 168 people read this post and nobody was able to measure a bottle of Leo.

    You lot have changed.

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    in these tight times only big bottles are economical

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    I sell big bottles too. Chang and Leo. 85b and 95b respectfully.

    All spirits are doubles for singles all the time.

    I even have the really cheap nasty options that are best reserved for stripping paint and unblocking sinks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirk diggler View Post
    I can't believe that over a weekend 168 people read this post and nobody was able to measure a bottle of Leo.
    there's your problem, right there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirk diggler View Post
    I sell big bottles too. Chang and Leo. 85b and 95b respectfully.
    I'd rather get a happy hour discount than a wai while it's being served.

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    A small Leo is 85b, so 95b for a large one and doubles for singles at all times means it's always happy hour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirk diggler View Post
    doubles for singles
    I like this concept.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRealKW View Post
    I like this concept.
    As do I.

    Our most expensive doubles + mixer is 120b all the way down to 60b for a Hong Tong, Sang Som etc. I make flavoured Vodkas using boiled sweets from Scotland (Dee Valley) that I sell as shots for 50b

    One frenchman who favours Hong Tong complained that at 60b I only had to sell a few to make the money back on the bottle.

    I told him, if I sell a double Hong Tong + mixer any cheaper the bar would be full of cnuts like him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirk diggler View Post
    I make flavoured Vodkas using boiled sweets from Scotland (Dee Valley) that I sell as shots for 50b
    Try these in a bottle of voddie.....

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    Good form Harry, but I put the liquorice into the Sambuca. The rest into Gilbey's Vodka, which I believe is better than Smirnoff and half the price.

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    Gilbeys? The only sensible use for that is scouring the toilet pan or cleaning AC filters.

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    Jesus, what do you use Smirnoff for?

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    giving the butter fluffer enemas

    I now only drink the wheat vodkas - much nicer than the stuff from the west - Hlibny Dar was the first one I tried and it was excellent

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    I have a friend that keeps bringing me back Bison Grass Vodka from wherever it is that he works. It's pretty good.

    I don't drink vodka if I can help it, more partial to whisky and rum.

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    A decent vodka can be a very nice drink

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    You certainly won't find it in one of those 'Distilled In The Philz' Gilbey's bottles though.

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    I can't find anything to say it has ever been distilled in PI. Knock-offs maybe?

    Nowadays it's made for Diageo by Beam Inc. of Jim Beam fame.

    W&A GILBEY PROFILE

    It may be most famous for its Gilbey’s Gin now, but W&A Gilbey was integral to the survival and growth of several Scotch whisky distilleries, including Glen Spey, Strathmill and Knockando. The company formed the basis of International Distillers & Vintners (IDV) in 1962, and was eventually absorbed by Diageo.
    W&A GILBEY HISTORYBrothers Walter and Alfred founded W&A Gilbey in 1857, which started out as a wine and spirits merchant specialising in wines from the South African Cape. Located on the edge of Oxford Street in London, the brothers soon expanded into producing spirits – particularly London dry gin.
    By 1859 they had opened additional branches of their business in Dublin and Edinburgh, built a warehouse in Edinburgh’s Haymarket area and were beginning to purchase whiskies to retail under their name. A few years later in 1865, their younger brother Henry joined the firm.
    In 1887 the brothers hit the acquisition trail to secure a steady supply of malt whisky for their blends, snapping up Glen Spey distillery near Rothes before adding Strathmill in 1895 and Knockando in 1903.
    From 1905 W&A Gilbey started to add grain whisky to its blends, securing a hefty supply of mature grain stocks in 1916 when it purchased Aberdeen-based blending company James Catto & Co., after the sole partner was tragically killed in action on the Western Front. James Catto & Co was re-incorporated in 1918 by W&A Gilbey in partnership with London wine and spirits merchant Corney & Barrow, which for some time was the major shareholder until Gilbey’s bought its stake in the business in 1946.
    In 1954 the company rebuilt the Edinburgh Haymarket warehouses and bottling plant, which were officially opened by Sir Compton Mackenzie, author of Whisky Galore!. At the same time, two specially built road tankers – aptly named ‘Whisky Galore I’ and ‘Whisky Galore II’ – were commissioned to transport bulk whiskies between Catto’s in Aberdeen and the Edinburgh warehouses. This was the first time the mode of transport was used for Scotch whisky under bond.
    In 1962 the company merged with United Wine Traders Ltd to form International Distillers and Vintners (IDV). United Wine Traders was itself the product of an earlier merger between wine and spirits merchant Justerini & Brooks (owner of J&B Rare) and wine and spirits importer Twiss & Browning & Hallowes Ltd.
    During 1972 the company changed owners twice when IDV was bought by British brewer Watney Mann. Six months later Watney Mann was acquired by hotel and catering conglomerate Grand Metropolitan. In 1997 W&A Gilbey was included in Grand Metropolitan’s merger with Guinness PLC to form Diageo PLC.

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