Here are my purchases from a cache of dusties I found at a local liquor store. Please help me out in terms of what these are and whether they are any good. All of them have tax stamps on the bottle caps. I'll try to give relevant information. All have proof but not abv listed.
1. Old Forester, 86 Proof, 4 years old, 1 quart (no metric). Numbers on the bottom of the bottle include 78, 2, 5036 (cost to me $16.99).
2. Old Overholt, 86 proof, bottled at Cincinnati Ohio by A Overholt, distilled in KY, 4 yo, 750 ml. Bottom of bottle says 76 (underlined), 30D, 582, 9, D-1, 84. Cost to me: $9.99. Is this Beam stuff or earlier?
3. Old Crow, W.A. Gaines, Division of the Old Crow Distillery Co, Frankfort, 4yo, 80 proof, 375 ml, Bottom of bottle: 353, 2, 24, 85. Cost to me $9.99Is this pre-Beam? Any good?
4. Old Charter, 7 years old, Distilled by Old Charter Distillery, Louisville, 86 proof, no size on label, but bottle is marked as 375 ml. Bottom of bottle: 12(underlined), 3. Cost to me $9.99. I don't know much about the history of Old Charter. Was it an Ancient Age brand?
There's more of all of these on the shelf, so if one is particularly good, I can return. Also some old blended whiskies including Fleischman's and a few I'd never heard of, but I figure it's not worth buying blendeds.
Thanks for any help you can give.