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    Dewars question

    Hi,
    Was looking for some help identifying the age of an unopened 500ml bottle of Dewars White Label? This was given to me back in 1990 and the ATF tag that is still intact read NY-I-68, so not knowing anything about it, I assumed it was from 1968, same year I was born.

    I'm looking to sell it on Ebay soon as I have no real need for it and I was looking for some info to help accurately describe it. That's how I found this website. A little research has shown that it may be only as old as the early '80's, but you guys are the experts.
    Hopefully I uploaded the pictures okay
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    Re: Dewars question

    The date is usually written on the back of the label.

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    Re: Dewars question

    Thanks,
    It shows an 80 and then 360 or 300, so I guess it's 1980.

    That helps a lot.

    Now is it drinkable? Not that I'm going too, just fyi.

    Thanks
    Daryl

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    Re: Dewars question

    I've got a bottle of it that I just opened a few weeks ago dated 1969. And it's still good.....

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    Re: Dewars question

    I would throw it on E-bay and go ahead and put about a $5,000 price-tag on it . That way if someone is dumb enough to buy it, you will have the cash to post bail for illegally selling alcohol without a license and illegally shipping across state lines. That is unless you have a license. You do have a license don't you? What am I saying of course you do.

    Great questions and thanks for stopping by!

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    Re: Dewars question

    You just couldn't help yourself.

    I would've done the same thing had I not just had the same problem with the exact bottle a few weeks ago. Notice I did not come here asking questions about scotch on a bourbon forum. At least I don't think I did...

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    Re: Dewars question

    Quote Originally Posted by SMOWK View Post
    Notice I did not come here asking questions about scotch on a bourbon forum. At least I don't think I did...

    DAMN IT!

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    Re: Dewars question

    Quote Originally Posted by SMOWK View Post
    You just couldn't help yourself.

    I would've done the same thing had I not just had the same problem with the exact bottle a few weeks ago. Notice I did not come here asking questions about scotch on a bourbon forum. At least I don't think I did...
    Alas, I have no self control. I don't get to be a smartass in real life so I do it here.

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    Re: Dewars question

    Don! How rude! Shame on you!

    Daryl, let me be the first to welcome you to straightbourbon.com. I've no doubt that you're here to stay, that in the next day or so we'll be reading your introductory post in the New to Straightbourbon forum, where you'll be professing your love for the American whiskey to which this board is devoted. We look forward to your tasting notes, hearing about your "dusty" hunting adventures, and your participation in the "Gazebo" (our chat room). You being a NASCAR fan, I can't believe otherwise, given the origin of the sport being to find a Day Job for the souped-up flathead Fords used to bring fresh corn whiskey to market. It's one of the great legends of American History, right up there with the Pony Express, the Shootout at the OK Corral, and a balanced Federal budget.

    You've come to the right place. We're one big happy family here, sharing our buying and drinking experiences, giving each other moral support (which includes a lot of good-natured joshing). Participation here will give you a warm, fuzzy feeling you won't get anywhere else, except from inside a bottle of oxycodone.

    I don't want to believe you came here for the sole purpose of getting a free appraisal in the pursuit of a few quick bucks, so please, say it ain't so. Huggles, my pet python, died last night and I'm not sure I could bear to hear otherwise right now.

    Either way, I note that no one has yet provided you with said appraisal. Being one who will blithely go where others fear to tread (and having the stinky sneakers to prove it), I'll take a stab at it.

    In 1980, Dewars WL was the same cheap-ass Scotch blend that it is today. The single malt component of it may include product from some now-defunct distilleries (destroyed by orc armies sent forth by the Dark Lord Diageo), but it's mostly grain whiskey, which is the same thing now as it was thirty years ago. So I doubt it's worth any more than the current product, or about $14-15 for a 500ml bottle.

    On the Patented Cracker Magic Bean Scale, it's worth . Don't laugh; if someone offers you that, take it. The half bean won't amount to much, but the whole one could grow into almost anything. An SI swimsuit model. A giant cornstalk. An actual Compassionate Conservative (could fetch a nice sum on eBay, given the incredible rarity).

    But don't let me discourage you; I'm occasionally wrong (on June 3rd, 1997, I guessed it would rain all day, and left my sunglasses home - I was squinting all afternoon). After all, some people will buy anything. Snake oil. Pet Rocks. WMDs in Saddam Hussein's arsenal.

    So good luck with it, and you come back now, you hear!
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    Re: Dewars question

    A very good read Mr. Cracker.

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