Old Forester 86 proof, 6 year old (1961) ?

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Old Forester 86 proof, 6 year old (1961) ?

Postby RannochMoor » Mon Sep 12, 2005 6:30 pm

I recently aquired a bottle of Old Forester 86 proof from a friend who had found it in his late father's stash. The bond actually says 6 year old (made in 1955 bottled in 1961). I was under the impression that Old Forester only produced 4 year olds.

The design of bottle and label is very unlike that of today (cylindrical shaped bottle, black oval label with a simple white fond stating the brand name).

Could anyone help me determine during which time this particular brand was produced and how much it is approximately worth?

Much appreciated, thanks.

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Postby EdipisReks » Fri Jan 26, 2007 7:58 am

it's probably not worth enough to make selling it worthwhile. instead, drink it! it should be very nice.
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Postby vitara7 » Fri Jan 26, 2007 8:54 am

drink it...

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Postby les taylor » Fri Jan 26, 2007 10:34 am

Share it with your friends.


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Postby vitara7 » Fri Jan 26, 2007 11:19 am

it may be only a 4 year old

could have been made in december 1955 and bottled january 1961, making it 4 years two months

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Postby Deactivated Member » Fri Jan 26, 2007 11:42 pm

Bonds could be any age -- the minimum was 4. Often, bottled whisky is even older than the stated age on the label.
In this case, the green strip stamp on which the barreling and bottling dates are printed will also tell you whether the seasons were fall or spring. You can do the math from there.
As others have pointed out, it's an interesting -- and likely very good -- bottling, but not terribly valuable except to those who enjoy fine bourbon (me, for instance :D ). Drink it.

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