I've bleached, I've rinsed in very hot water, I've soaped and rinsed again....but I can't get the lingering scent of something fruity (dare I say wine?) from this old jug of my great-grandmother's. Don't really know how old it is, but it was empty when we got it, nothing smelled like anything was...erm...growing or deteriorating in there. We replaced the cork, washed a billion times, and now that it's all dry and ready to go...it still has that wine-y or fruity smell. I can't see inside of it to see if there's any residue, and I don't have a scrubber thin enough or long enough to reach the bottom.
We would like to be able to use it for reenacting at some point But I'm too nervous to drink whatever comes out of it yet, even though water comes out clean looking. Maybe I'm just a wimp.
Any ideas on what to do here?