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  1. This is a bottle of Gilka Kummel. Kummel is a caraway-flavored liqueur that was popular in the 19th century and up until about 1950. It's a savory, sweet liqueur that doesn't have a huge following tod...
  2. Wondering if you still have these bottles?
  3. The Bushmill's would date circa 1947-1964. Quality Importers wasn't formed until 1947. I have the same bottle and initially thought it was from the 1930s as well (based on the "produced under the same...
  4. This is not a very well known brand. The bottle still has some value as a whiskey collectible but perhaps not as much as a more established brand. If you'd like more info feel free to email me at ewit...
  5. What is the proof of this bottle? I would say it definitely has some value to it as this was made when Overholt was still a National Distillers brand, prior to Jim Beam acquiring the brand in the 1980...
  6. I would think your date range is in the ballpark. It can sometimes be difficult to pinpoint the date on these old-style holland gin bottles, since they were made for many years and often look older th...
  7. The Saint-Vivant bottle is actually an armagnac, a type of brandy, not a wine. The Chartreuse bottle dates to the 1970s. (The 69 on the label is a reference to 1869, when that label design was first u...
  8. This bottle is interesting. I live in New England and have a special interest in old rum. The value would be affected because the cork appears to be broken but it's still a nice bottle. Please feel fr...
  9. Looks like 1950s or 1960s. It's rare to see single malts bottled for the US market in those days. The US scotch market back then was almost exclusively blended whiskies. The label says "established 1...
  10. Bottles are U.S. imports pre-embargo and most likely pre-Castro unless they're from the first couple of years of Castro rule. Very nice bottles, too. Would be interested in speaking with you about the...
  11. My guess would be 1900-1919. I found one reference to this exact bottle stating that the trademark was registered with the Secretary of State for the State of New Hampshire on Feb. 14, 1907. So safe t...
  12. This is a very nice bottle. If you have a second please email me at ewitz@comcast.net. Cheers, Eric
  13. And yeah, 1979 seems pretty clearly the year for that bottle. Even if the sometimes ambiguous date code wasn't embossed on the bottle you can still tell it's within a few years on either side of 1980 ...
  14. That's amazing. I dream of finding a place like that. I'm not sure if you ever drank that bottle but I'm betting that Eagle Rare 101 is pretty great bourbon.
  15. Nice bottle. Of course it'd be even nicer with the brandy still inside. The label says "invented and manufactured for over a century" by a firm established in 1770, so that would mean your bottle can'...
  16. Nice find, although Benedictine isn't a single malt scotch. It's a cognac-based herbal liqueur from France, and it's delicious.
  17. Very nice find. I'm always looking for old bottles at estate sales but haven't come across any yet. (This is complicated by the fact that companies who run estate sales typically dispose of alcohol be...
  18. I can't tell you much but I can say that the embossed "Federal Law Forbids" statement dates this bottle to 1935 or after. Quoting from another website: "As of January 1st, 1935 all liquor sold in the ...
  19. Very good article, electobacco. Many thanks for sharing. That confirms my initial understanding that old bottles of blended whiskies such as Canadian Club or Crown Royal aren't significantly more valu...
  20. I don't doubt that old bottles are valuable--they're worth whatever a buyer is willing to pay for them. But I don't know that there is a well-established market for it. The $65,000 figure you cite is ...
  21. Amazingly lucky find. That looks to me like it's probably 1930s or earlier (when comparing it to the photos at the finestandrarest.com link above). I'm so glad you didn't throw it away! Please post an...
  22. This is interesting. I too recently acquired an unopened bottle of Forbidden Fruit and have been trying to dig up some information about it. I know it's a defunct pommelo-based liqueur, that I believe...
  23. This is amazing. I'm not sure what the value of these bottles would be (it may not be as much as you think, since I don't know if there's a market for old bottlings of relatively unremarkable whiskies...
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