This weekend I bought an old pint jug of Platte Valley Corn Whiskey 100 proof at an auction. It has a red wax seal and the old tax label seal. I'm not sure what the date says on the seal it's pretty small and blurry. It look like possibly 1981 or it may be 1961? I poped it open Saturday night and poured it in to a mason jar to check it out. It smells pretty much the same as a new jug of 80 proof that I bought a few months ago. What surprized me is the color. It is darker than any of my bourbons. The new Platte Valley that I have is almost clear. I took an experimental sip and it is quite drinkable. It has alot more flovor than the new 80 proof stuff. I poured a shot of the old and the new for myself and my girlfriend to compare. She agrees with me the old stuff is tastier and more smooth even though it is a higher proof.
Does anyone know how the color got so dark and is there a way to date the jug?