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Bmac
03-17-2012, 20:12
Hey everyone, I was curious to find out if anyone knows what year the industry started using those dot-matrix looking laser codes on bottles?

I have a dusty bottle that has 95 on the glass...but it also has a laser code. So I am now hesitant to consider that the bottle is from 1995.

beerfactory
03-18-2012, 07:50
this thread has a spreadsheet showing they go back to at least 1992.

http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4305&highlight=UPC+codes

StraightNoChaser
03-18-2012, 10:10
What bottle do you have and what's printed in the code?

Bmac
03-18-2012, 14:28
What bottle do you have and what's printed in the code?

It's a dusty of Old Charter 8yr 1liter I felt like picking up. It has a 95 on the glass and it had a significant layer of dust on it. The store owner said it had been sitting there for several years. I thought what the heck! I'm sure it's lousy juice ( at 80 proof) But it is a rather neat looking bottle.

I only noticed it had the laser code on Friday, so I thought maybe the 95 wasnt really a year indicator. The code doesnt seem very informative.

dohidied
03-18-2012, 15:16
Is it from Louisville or Frankfort?

StraightNoChaser
03-18-2012, 15:35
It's a dusty of Old Charter 8yr 1liter I felt like picking up. It has a 95 on the glass and it had a significant layer of dust on it. The store owner said it had been sitting there for several years. I thought what the heck! I'm sure it's lousy juice ( at 80 proof) But it is a rather neat looking bottle.

I only noticed it had the laser code on Friday, so I thought maybe the 95 wasnt really a year indicator. The code doesnt seem very informative.
Where was it?? I've scoured (literally) all of DFW, if I left it behind it's probably not worth buying :lol:

Bmac
03-18-2012, 16:41
Is it from Louisville or Frankfort?
I think it's Frankfort.