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Old 10-16-2014, 09:57 AM   #1
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Default Why does my bottle have this doodad ?

What is this doodad and why does my bottle of Havana Club 7 have it?

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Old 10-16-2014, 12:08 PM   #2
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It's a diffuser and its designed to stop bars (or shops I guess) from re-filling old bottles with inferior product and selling it a premium.

Whether you get one in your bottle or not very much depends on the market the bottle was originally marketed for (or which market the producer sells most product to).
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Old 10-16-2014, 09:36 PM   #3
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Okay, thanks.

I tried to smash it out of a bottle of their Añejo, but that just made a mess. I'll leave it in and try to put up with it.
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Old 10-18-2014, 09:21 PM   #4
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Defusers have been installed under the caps for several years in the U.S. The first one didn't defuse me as much as confused me... but I learned to accept them as a method to conserve my pours and aerate my choice.

Last evening's Medellin Gran Reserva, 12yr cascaded through one as smooth as greased-algae... but it didn't effectively conserve my pour.
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Old 10-18-2014, 11:48 PM   #5
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I'm glad I have encountered few bottles (about four this year out of 100 or so ) with the regulator installed in NY.

It prevents an extra long straw from being put in the bottle and makes it harder when just taking straight swigs from the bottle.
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Old 11-15-2014, 02:12 AM   #6
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Funny. They come in bottles of soy sauce too. BIG surprise if you go to dash some on yer sushi and the doodad is missing!
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Old 11-15-2014, 03:40 PM   #7
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Its an anti tampering device that Havana Club installs on their product. Liquids can flow out but not in because of a glass marble inside. I busted it out of a couple of empty bottles when I needed the bottle for something else at the time. I used the pointy end of a can punch and broke out the brittle plastic middle part. Removed that glass marble and then pried out the rest of the plastic like a cork. Impossible to do without messing up the contents if there's anything in the bottle.
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