100 YR OLD BOTTLE OF BURKE'S

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JTDTENNIS
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100 YR OLD BOTTLE OF BURKE'S

Postby JTDTENNIS » Tue Nov 16, 2010 3:24 pm

I have a very old unopened (80 - 100 years ?) 40oz bottle of Burke's Fine Old Irish Whiskey. I got it from my dad who got it from his dad. Is it still good? What is its value? I have a daughter getting married in May any thought that may be a good time to crack it open. Don't want to give the good stuff to just anybody, can yot all help me out. I can post a photo if that will help. Thanks John Donovan

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Re: 100 YR OLD BOTTLE OF BURKE'S

Postby Brgreat5 » Tue Nov 16, 2010 10:35 pm

Hi there a picture might help, but I'm pretty sure I know the bottle, most likely it is 1930s-1940s but could be older. A member of the Irish Whiskey Society had a bottle of this tested in a laboratory recently and it was also tasted, surprisingly good for its age, and probably influenced by the older heavier style of Irish Pure Pot Still

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Re: 100 YR OLD BOTTLE OF BURKE'S

Postby Aidan » Wed Nov 17, 2010 1:25 am

I tasted it also and thought it was a lovely whiskey. Quite rich, and a little bit dusty.


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