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manny
01-24-2006, 22:19
What's it worth nowadays ? Thanks in advance for your replies.

TNbourbon
01-25-2006, 04:58
If it's pre-metric, it's from National Distillers, and certainly worth drinking!;)

Hedmans Brorsa
01-25-2006, 10:42
Im not sure how this relates to the bottle I bought last year. This one is called Old Crow Traveler Fifth, 70 proof. Possibly from the end of the 60s (it has both 67 and 69 embossed on the bottom).

This one was fairly expensive but having sampled it over a longer time I have to say that Im glad that I coughed up. Dry and chocolatey at the same time as apricot fruity. A real delight, actually.

According to Chucks book, Old Crow witnessed a sharp decline in quality at the end of 60s. Maybe my bottle is a pre-decline one. Either that or it was even more delicious before this. The very thought is mind-boggling!

TNbourbon
01-25-2006, 13:54
...According to Chucks book, Old Crow witnessed a sharp decline in quality at the end of 60s...

I believe (maybe from a bobbyc post?) that today's Old Crow essentially is 3yo Jim Beam white label.

BourbonJoe
01-25-2006, 15:54
How horrible!
Joe :)

manny
01-26-2006, 01:17
Thanks to all.
Hedsman, can you tell me the estimated price of this particular Old Crow.

Hedmans Brorsa
01-26-2006, 04:18
I believe (maybe from a bobbyc post?) that today's Old Crow essentially is 3yo Jim Beam white label.

Yes, but I think Chuck meant that the decline happened before the switch to Beam product. I am at work so I cannot check but I think he wrote something about a mistake that, due to flippancy, wasnt rectified.

Manny,

I paid 85 British pounds for my bottle.

JeffRenner
01-26-2006, 07:00
I believe (maybe from a bobbyc post?) that today's Old Crow essentially is 3yo Jim Beam white label.
It may well be, but the older 4yo Old Crow from Beam (late 90's) was far different from JB white label. As I have posted here before, I found it to be a delightful, well composed litttle whiskey, but not at all delicate or lacking in complexity. I don't know if JB was working in the last of the ND stock or what. That seems unlikely as it would have been ten years old when my last bottle of 4yo was bottled.

The present 3yo is a further travesty upon a proud old name. Considering how inexpensive other bottom shelf 4yo bourbons are, I think they could return to 4yo without much price increase. After all, the price didn't go down when they changed to 3yo. I wish they would return it to the pre-1997 quality.

Jeff

manny
01-26-2006, 23:57
Hedmans and to anyone else, iit's 86 proof and in late 60's ( embossed both 67 and 68 on the bottom), that this mean it's more expensive or just the same ?

Hedmans Brorsa
01-27-2006, 09:04
Hedmans and to anyone else, iit's 86 proof and in late 60's ( embossed both 67 and 68 on the bottom), that this mean it's more expensive or just the same ?

I couldnt really be sure but i was told in an earlier thread which you find here that the 70 proof of my bottle was an older proof system called Sykes.

This was discussed in an earlier thread where you also can view a picture of my bottle : http://www.straightbourbon.com/ubbthreads/showthread.php?t=4412

manny
01-28-2006, 23:53
Hedmans, I saw your pix. , would you like to acquire this particular Old Crow ?
It's bought by my father, years ago. Later on, given to me as a present. But, as i can't handle hard liquor, I'm selllng it for less, because its not filled up to the rim anymore, due to evaporation.

Hedmans Brorsa
01-29-2006, 03:37
Hedmans, I saw your pix. , would you like to acquire this particular Old Crow ?

Thanks for the offer, Manny, but I have to decline. I already own a bottle and have my sights set on other discoveries.

Seeing as it is good stuff inside the bottle, Im sure there would be lots of takers on this forum.