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    I.W.Harper Bicentennial Edition

    I have an unopened bottle of IW Harper Bicentennial edition, with the letter my grandfather received with it. Does anyone know this bourbon or it's value as a collector's piece?

    I am wondering if I should open it and try it, or just hold on to it as a family heirloom. I do not want to sell it, but hold on to to pass down to my son.
    Last edited by Cybrwzrd; 12-16-2011 at 19:47.

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    Re: I.W.Harper Bicentennial Edition

    Did you check the New User Guidelines?
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    Re: I.W.Harper Bicentennial Edition

    Please move this post to the collectables forum, I did not see that in the rules...

    Though I would still be interested in learning more about this bourbon...

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    Re: I.W.Harper Bicentennial Edition

    Is this the one in the decanter that looks like a barrel? If so, I wouldn't say its a rare collectable, but the whiskey itself was quite enjoyable. Sounds like it would be something for you to enjoy now, or with your son when he's of age.

    My understanding is that several distilleries were making special release bourbons in so-called collectable decanters starting back in the '50s or so. When the glut hit in the '70s they started putting out juice in decanters as a way to just get rid of stock.
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    Re: I.W.Harper Bicentennial Edition

    You should also read the sticky note ("Announcement") at the top of the Collectibles page. Nothing has changed.

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    Re: I.W.Harper Bicentennial Edition

    It's worth $19.76.

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    Re: I.W.Harper Bicentennial Edition

    I believe I saw one at a store today for $90.

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    Re: I.W.Harper Bicentennial Edition

    Quote Originally Posted by Josh View Post
    It's worth $19.76.

    Yeah, but they marked it up from $17.76. Except in Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts, where it first went on the shelves at $17.75.

 

 

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