Johnnie Walker Red Label

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Johnnie Walker Red Label

Postby dbroon » Mon Aug 18, 2008 10:06 pm

Would old bottles of Johnnie Walker Red label be worth keeping or should I just open and enjoy them ? I found a number of old bottles when clearing a relatives house.
It looks as though they date from the late sixties early seventies so I don't expect they will be valuable. I also have bottles of White Horse and Black & White from the same era.

Could I still drink them after all this time ?

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Re: Johnnie Walker Red Label

Postby LagaDrinker » Mon Aug 18, 2008 10:13 pm

Excellent find, crack them open fella.

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Re: Johnnie Walker Red Label

Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Aug 18, 2008 10:38 pm

Perhaps Serge is Johnyy Guitar by another name.

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Re: Johnnie Walker Red Label

Postby peat-chaser » Mon Aug 18, 2008 11:22 pm

Do what ever you want, but don´t try to get rich with them ....

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Re: Johnnie Walker Red Label

Postby Eric m » Tue Aug 19, 2008 12:16 am

Yep,you can still drink them and i suggest you would,sorry but these bottles won`t make you rich,perhaps over 100 years? :wink:
Enjoy them.

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Re: Johnnie Walker Red Label

Postby Deactivated Member » Tue Aug 19, 2008 12:19 am

I'm a whisky collector and I know that there a number of JW collectors out here.

Blended whiskies never increase in value to the same extent as single malts, even though prime labels such as JW are collectible.

I also believe that most JW collectors would already have these anyway.

Yes, they are very drinkable still. In fact, buy a new one from today's offerings and compare them with a head to head tasting.
You may be quite surprised at the differences.

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Re: Johnnie Walker Red Label

Postby Deactivated Member » Tue Aug 19, 2008 12:48 am

I'm curious about the handwritten dates. Does anyone know who might have done this and when? I ask because I stayed with a firend once who had discovered an old half bottle of White Horse that had a handwritten date of 1960 on it - presumably the year of purchase. Is this something people did in those days?

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Re: Johnnie Walker Red Label

Postby borgom » Tue Aug 19, 2008 2:31 am

If you're not a big fan of Johnny Red I wouldn't open them, they're not going to have improved so you may as well try to sell them on.
If you are a fan then I agree with Malt-Teaser - this is a great oportunity to discover and compare to todays bottlings.

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