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    ER17 2012 empty bottle - collectable?

    Just finished my second bottle of Eagle Rare 17 from the 2012 bottling. Before I throw the bottle away I have to ask - does anyone care? The shape is not unique but the label is rare.
    ER17 2012.jpg
    Last edited by BoyScout; 04-05-2013 at 19:46.

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    ER17 2012 empty bottle - collectable?

    Yes this is a highly collectible label. Soak the bottle in water for a few hours, then carefully peel the label off. Put the label in a safe deposit box and wait.

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    Re: ER17 2012 empty bottle - collectable?

    "The value of the item is in the collectible container, not its contents."

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    Re: ER17 2012 empty bottle - collectable?

    Below are lyrics to a traditional American folk song. It sums up my thoughts on bottle values on current releases but I could be wrong. I saw an EMPTY 1792 (current Barton label) bottle for $30 on Ebay. I didn't pay that for a full one! "Moonshiner" by Uncle Tupelo. "When the bottle gets empty, Lord it sure ain't worth a damn."

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    Re: ER17 2012 empty bottle - collectable?

    When I was a newbie, I saved either some labels or empty bottles. I quickly realized saving empty bottles made it look like I drink too much.

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    Re: ER17 2012 empty bottle - collectable?

    Quote Originally Posted by BoyScout View Post
    Just finished my second bottle of Eagle Rare 17 from the 2012 bottling. Before I throw the bottle away I have to ask - does anyone care? The shape is not unique but the label is rare.
    ER17 2012.jpg
    The only thing it will collect is dust.
    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?

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    Re: ER17 2012 empty bottle - collectable?

    Fill it with Benchmark and serve to friends you don't like very much.
    bibamus, moriendum est
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    Re: ER17 2012 empty bottle - collectable?

    Quote Originally Posted by callmeox View Post
    The only thing it will collect is dust.
    I came across a "collectable" empty BT bottle on ebay. Also empty Blanton's bags. (These are for real, not the "wink, wink" collectable bottles now forbidden on the site.) Somebody will buy it. Somebody always buys it.
    If God made anything better than bourbon he must have kept it for Hisself.

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    Re: ER17 2012 empty bottle - collectable?

    I like to keep empty bottles that formerly housed some of my favorite whiskey around to use if I ever need to decant from a bottles whose cork has exploded into it, for example. Old dusty decanters can make nice shelf decorations. Some people collect Beam decanters, but I wouldn't count on selling your ER17 bottle for more than its recyclable worth.
    "A man comes from the dust and in the dust he will end-- In the meantime it is good to drink whiskey."
    -->WhiskeyWonka<--

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    ER17 2012 empty bottle - collectable?

    Quote Originally Posted by BoyScout View Post
    Just finished my second bottle of Eagle Rare 17 from the 2012 bottling. Before I throw the bottle away I have to ask - does anyone care? The shape is not unique but the label is rare.
    ER17 2012.jpg
    Do you just mean that it says "Spring" instead of "Fall?"
    Jim

 

 

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