Size matters: too big to fit, too hard to serve

April 05, 2019

Size Matters: Too Big to Fit, Too Hard to Serve

With the trend of consumers drinking less, higher quality alcohol set to continue, many bars are stocking more premium, high end offerings.

Not only do adding these brands provide customers with more choice, they can also add visual appeal to the back bar with beautiful bottle styling.

Packaging experts, Oberk, explain that there are two types of bottle neck styles for spirits, screw top or a bar top:

“Bar top spirits bottles are generally available with two neck sizes, 18.5 mm and 21.5 mm. While there many other neck sizes available on the market, these two are the most common.“

But when new brands enter the market, this isn't necessarily the case anymore. Think Patron, Pyrat or those following in the footsteps of Don Julio.

So if your pourers are only designed to fit two standard neck sizes, what now?

Extra large speed pourer cork to fit Patron, Pyrat Don Julio bottles

Pour fit = Poor Pour

Many bartenders complain that larger bottles are hard to pour, mainly due to the amount of lost liquor (from bottle neck leakage), whilst trying to serve either into a jigger, glass or tin.

It’s not surprising then that bartenders experiencing operational issues, impacting speed of service, will opt out of using these 'problem' bottles, substituting other brands that are easier to serve (even if not on the cocktail menu).

In the middle of a busy bar service, the choice does come down to bartender’s convenience, comfort and preference.

Yet, as we discuss in our pourers blog, Pour spouts might seem a small and insignificant bar tool, but they not only give you that longed for speed, they also provide pouring accuracy and reduced wastage

Alex O’Brien from Lola Jeans in Newcastle and Tynemouth found upgrading speed pourers  “saved a case of vodka in two months,” according to Imbibe

If speed pourers are such an essential tool, but size is an issue, then what is the answer?

Uberbartools proflow speed pourer with extra large corks to fit all bottle sizes

One size can't fit all?

Don't worry, that's a rhetorical question! We know the answer to be optimised bar tool design. Or in other words, picking pourers that will work across the range of bottle neck sizes. Uberbartools ProFlow speed pourers come in four different cork sizes designed to fit the widest ranges of bottle neck and volume sizes. 

ProFlow is ergonomically designed and replaces ill-fitting corks that cause leakage and liquor waste. With a modular design the ProFlow range can give you more choice and more efficiency, with replaceable parts to boot.

Staying on top of trends isn't easy, but there's no need to let something as small as a speed pourer get in the way of your premiumisation journey. Go ahead and collect those cool bottles and then top it all off with a ProFlow,

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