Welcome to the Straightbourbon.com Forums.
Page 4 of 6 FirstFirst ... 23456 LastLast
Results 31 to 40 of 59
  1. #31
    Enthusiast
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    NYC
    Posts
    405

    Re: $250K for 1913 STITZEL WELLER'S ORIGINAL BOURBON, kidding me

    The golden glow of the whiskey says chill filtration to me. And the missing foil on top is weird.

  2. #32
    Trippah and Admin
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Northeast Ahia
    Posts
    4,767

    Re: $250K for 1913 STITZEL WELLER'S ORIGINAL BOURBON, kidding me

    Quote Originally Posted by Bmac View Post
    What about the missing top part of the foil and the glue coming out from under it? If they removed the label, do you think they might have removed the original contents and re-filled with something else?
    The contents are incidental to the collectible container


    Or something like that.
    My name is Joel Goodson. I deal in human fulfillment.
    I grossed over eight thousand dollars in one night. Time of your life, huh kid?

  3. #33
    Bourbonian of the Year 2002 and Guru
    Join Date
    Sep 1999
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    12,637

    Re: $250K for 1913 STITZEL WELLER'S ORIGINAL BOURBON, kidding me

    Quote Originally Posted by Bmac View Post
    What about the missing top part of the foil and the glue coming out from under it? If they removed the label, do you think they might have removed the original contents and re-filled with something else?
    Entirely possible. Or they concocted this scheme after finding the complete set, contents already gone. I can imagine someone who received this as a gift opening it and drinking the whiskey (as God intended), but carefully preserving the closure so the set could be restored to its original condition, sans whiskey, and 'saved' as people do. The original recipient dies and this winds up in a yard sale. I buy it for 50 cents, and then concoct this brilliant scheme.

    That, to me, is a reasonable scenario. Then all the person has to do is refill the bottle, restore the foil capsule as well as possible, and add one line to the label. Not that difficult. But he got greedy.

    Either that or the whole thing is a huge goof, i.e., a joke.

    Then again, the more you get to know people, the more you see how oddly some people's brains work.

  4. #34
    Advanced Taster
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    129

    Re: $250K for 1913 STITZEL WELLER'S ORIGINAL BOURBON, kidding me

    Quote Originally Posted by Bmac View Post
    What about the missing top part of the foil and the glue coming out from under it? If they removed the label, do you think they might have removed the original contents and re-filled with something else?
    The hole in the top is consistent with the Old Fitz foils that I have seen.

    .imagehal.jpg
    Last edited by wripvanwrinkle; 07-24-2012 at 18:11. Reason: added image
    -Eric

  5. #35
    Bourbonian of the Year 2002 and Guru
    Join Date
    Sep 1999
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    12,637

    Re: $250K for 1913 STITZEL WELLER'S ORIGINAL BOURBON, kidding me

    WA Back.jpg

    WA Front.jpg

    WA Top.jpg

    So here is a similar bottle from about the same time, probably a little later, but definitely pre-1979. Note the similarity in the lower part of the front label and even the age statement in red, the only red ink on the label. Note also the sealed top of the foil capsule, and the characteristic back label.

    Let's start the bidding at $243,795.

  6. #36
    Enthusiast
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    NYC
    Posts
    405

    Re: $250K for 1913 STITZEL WELLER'S ORIGINAL BOURBON, kidding me

    The age statement on Chuck's bottle is sitting in the middle of white-space on the label not stamped over part of the design.

  7. #37
    Connoisseur
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Louisville, Ky.
    Posts
    731

    Re: $250K for 1913 STITZEL WELLER'S ORIGINAL BOURBON, kidding me

    The label is a design I have seen in label books from the late 1940s, not the 1960s. I have never seen in the Stitzel-Weller records of such a bottling in the 1960s. I would not swear from just looking at photographs that it was faked, but I certainly would not purchase the bottle on line at any price.

    Mike Veach

  8. #38
    Bourbonian of the Year 2002 and Guru
    Join Date
    Sep 1999
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    12,637

    Re: $250K for 1913 STITZEL WELLER'S ORIGINAL BOURBON, kidding me

    I was hoping Mike would weigh in, because it also occurred to me that if SW had ever done a bottling like that, at any time in its history, we would probably know about it.

  9. #39
    Connoisseur
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Mesquite, TX
    Posts
    619

    Re: $250K for 1913 STITZEL WELLER'S ORIGINAL BOURBON, kidding me

    Quote Originally Posted by cowdery View Post
    WA Back.jpg

    WA Front.jpg

    WA Top.jpg

    So here is a similar bottle from about the same time, probably a little later, but definitely pre-1979. Note the similarity in the lower part of the front label and even the age statement in red, the only red ink on the label. Note also the sealed top of the foil capsule, and the characteristic back label.

    Let's start the bidding at $243,795.
    Thanks Chuck. That does make some of the data on the main label more viable.

    I'd buy it for 10 dollars just to see what IS in it
    |-o-| [-o-] |-o-| "I'm on the leader"

  10. #40
    Virtuoso
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Chicago-ish
    Posts
    1,124

    Re: $250K for 1913 STITZEL WELLER'S ORIGINAL BOURBON, kidding me

    Looks fairly legit to me and similiar to other VOF, VVOF's I have.
    "Brownest of the brown liquors..so tempting. What's that? You want me to drink you? But I'm in the middle of a trial!" L. Hutz

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. How many bottles do you own of Stitzel-Weller bourbon?
    By StraightBoston in forum General Bourbon Discussion
    Replies: 35
    Last Post: 09-09-2009, 01:07
  2. Rye-recipe bourbon from Stitzel-Weller?
    By TNbourbon in forum History
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 05-31-2006, 17:37
  3. Stitzel Weller Canada Dry Bourbon?
    By angelshare in forum General Bourbon Discussion
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 09-09-2004, 11:38

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Back to top