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    Old Wild Turkey Strange Bottle Question

    I stopped in an old liquor store today and they had a ton of Wild Turkey but the bottles were shaped like the squarish Wild Turkey Liqueur bottles but it was standard wild turkey. Not the current round ones. The lady said it was at least 20 years old because it was there when she bought the store. About $13 a bottle. Does anyone know anything about these.

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    Re: Old Wild Turkey Strange Bottle Question

    Doesn't ring a bell. Might be something made for Duty Free or export. If it says "Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey" and the bottles don't appear tampered with, buy 'em.

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    Re: Old Wild Turkey Strange Bottle Question

    I found this image of what they looked like:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/1978-Wild-Turkey...-/310302267934

    I'm not endorsing ebay, just cant figure how to copy the picture.

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    Re: Old Wild Turkey Strange Bottle Question

    That should be some decent juice.
    From my understanding, those are standard 1.75L bottle shapes.
    Could be 8 y.o. or less better, Old no.8
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    Re: Old Wild Turkey Strange Bottle Question

    I hope you will be outside the door when that store opens tomorrow. Buy them all.
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    Re: Old Wild Turkey Strange Bottle Question

    You didn't say they were handles! Handles of Turkey from the glut years for $13 per? Where do I sign up?

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    Re: Old Wild Turkey Strange Bottle Question

    I must clarify that the bottles were quarts and most were 86.6 proof. I have never seen 86.6 proof in Wild Turkey. I will go back in the next week or so and do a better inventory and let you know.

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    Re: Old Wild Turkey Strange Bottle Question

    Quote Originally Posted by Enoch View Post
    I must clarify that the bottles were quarts and most were 86.6 proof. I have never seen 86.6 proof in Wild Turkey. I will go back in the next week or so and do a better inventory and let you know.
    Still, $13.00 quarts of Turkey from that era are worth looking into.
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    Re: Old Wild Turkey Strange Bottle Question

    Quote Originally Posted by Enoch View Post
    I must clarify that the bottles were quarts and most were 86.6 proof. I have never seen 86.6 proof in Wild Turkey. I will go back in the next week or so and do a better inventory and let you know.
    Quote Originally Posted by callmeox View Post
    Still, $13.00 quarts of Turkey from that era are worth looking into.
    Yep, worth looking into and shipping up to MI.
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    Re: Old Wild Turkey Strange Bottle Question

    Quote Originally Posted by Enoch View Post
    I must clarify that the bottles were quarts and most were 86.6 proof. I have never seen 86.6 proof in Wild Turkey. I will go back in the next week or so and do a better inventory and let you know.
    Well, then, they aren't worth buying.

    You'd better tell me the address so I can be sure to avoid the place.

    Seriously, though, the 86.8 was their standard lower-proof entry. I don't think it had an age statement, so it was probably younger than eight.

 

 

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