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"To save money on the installation of central air-conditioning in his St. Joseph, Mo., home, Bryan Fite began replacing the wires in his attic, prying up the floor boards on the rafters. Along with possible savings, he found a treasure beneath the floorboards: 13 bottles of century-old whiskey. ...
"All the whiskey in Fite's attic was bottled in 1917 and distilled between 1912 and 1913. Fite, a self-proclaimed history buff, said the four bottles of Hellman's Celebrated Old Crow whiskey he found may have been among the last of their kind. In 1918, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of Edson Bradley, the maker of the still-popular Old Crow whiskey bottled by the makers of Jim Beam, allowing him exclusive rights to the "Old Crow" label.
"In addition to the Old Crow bottles, Fite's attic was keeping cool a few bottles of Guckenheimer, the erstwhile Pennsylvania rye whiskey, and W. H. McBrayer's Cedar Brook whiskey."
From Yahoo!: Thirteen Bottles of Old Crow Whiskey Discovered While Renovating Attic
Thank you, Denicos.
Meh, if it were aged in barrels for 10 years it might be really special. All he has is some old most likely skunked will that was aged for about 5 years.
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I have to agree
Thank you. "Aged" is how long it's in the barrel. After that, it stops aging.
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Well you can get a half gallon of old crow at meijer for under 20 bucks. So not more than that
Considering Missouri in the summer is frequently into the 100's, and heat rises, and these bottles were in the frickin attic for 100 years...I'd pay whatever the going rate for turpentine is these days. Worst case scenario you can clean your paint brushes with it.
I'd taste it, but I wouldn't pay for it.
Remind yourself. Nobody built like you, you design yourself.
You guys got to keep in mind its similar to buying a badass antique gun that probably can't fire.. That rye should sell for a metric shit-ton of American dollars
As a collectable its worth $250-350 / bottle if the labels etc are clean .... Lol. Just saw same shit on final offer.
You got to keep in mind that an antique gun that can't fire is not nearly as valuable as you think. People like antique guns, but they like that they can fire them. A rusted out musket from 18th century isn't worth much if it doesn't still safely go boom. If it doesn't fire, it goes from being a gun that a gun collector would want to just a really nice decoration.
"This was the rye my grandpappy hid in the attic. He liked rye...."
Not very much. $30? You can't drink it...well I guess you could, but it would taste like poop and you might get sick.
Hopefully the whiskey has aged better than St. Joe, MO. That place is a cesspool.
Let me call one of my buddies down here to take a look at it
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I just bought a bottle of this when in Calgary last week..can't wait to try it. The problem is-WHEN do I try it? :)
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Whiskey is not beer. It doesn't "skunk".
"But unlike wine, in which yeast continues fermenting in the bottle, whiskey's alcohol content is too high to support any organisms. As long as the cap or cork is secure enough not to let in much oxygen, the age of the bottle will not affect the quality or taste of its contents."
Right, but if oxygen does get in (usually because the cork shrinks in the heat), it can become oxidized and taste downright nasty.
This post was edited by JMSparty08 21 months ago
Shouldn't you be delivering a suspicious package to the Big Hole?
Pretty sure it couldn't get you sick. Well, besides a bad hangover.
He said in the article once they turn 100 he and his buddies are going to pop them open and drink them.
I would at least attempt to sell one to see how much they are worth.
Stop blowing my alibi.
I was, of course, referring to M-Jay Arty-Spay 8-Oh-ay.
and this is why he is a moron. He also stated he had high expectations for the taste. It's going to be 100 years old, but at best it's going to still taste like 5 year old Old Crow. At worst they have not stayed sealed and will be god awful.
It's not wine. The only extra value these things have are as collectible items. The whiskey inside holds little to no value.
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