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straight bourbon whiskey

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Topic: straight bourbon whiskey
Posted By: Guests
Subject: straight bourbon whiskey
Date Posted: 13.02.2005 at 01:25
hello.i just want to find out about this bottle i have recieved from my dad years is a unopened bottle of kentucky tavern straight bourbon whiskey/bottled in bond 100 has the dates made in 1940/bottled in 1944 4/5 guart.does it go bad and is it worth anything ?happy holidays to all.and thank you.

Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: 13.02.2005 at 01:26
No, high-proof distilled spirits do not 'go bad' -- at least not in full, sealed bottles. Near empty bottles (a bottle is never 'empty' -- the space is filled with air) can develop an 'off' taste from oxidation after years of exposure.
While your bottle certainly is interesting, about the only way to determine value is to offer it for sale -- for example, on Ebay.
Personally, I'd be tempted to purchase a recent Kentucky Tavern bottling (won't cost much -- it's a bottom-shelf brand) and compare the two myself. Consider it a bourbon history lesson as you contemplate the differences in taste and style between the older and newer bottlings.

Posted By: whiskyportal
Date Posted: 13.02.2005 at 01:27
hi Mike

If properly sealed the whiskey should be OK. If you contact - (can be done through the contact page at The Whisky Portal) you can get a value for the bottle.

Best regards


Dennis Klindrup - The Whisky Portal

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