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    1912 Old Jim Gore

    Hey all,
    I am new here and entered this forum to see if anyone could give me more information. I recently came into possession of a 1912 sealed bottle of old Jim gore. I have no idea if this is worth anything so I just wanted some opinions. The bottle is on great condition and the tax ribbon is as well. Should I sell it or drink it?

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    Re: 1912 Old Jim Gore

    Definitely drink it .... tonight.
    Mark

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    Re: 1912 Old Jim Gore

    Open it and share it with friends.
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    Re: 1912 Old Jim Gore

    Post some pictures, front and back labels.
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    Re: 1912 Old Jim Gore

    Pop it open and enjoy.
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    Re: 1912 Old Jim Gore

    Quote Originally Posted by sutton View Post
    Definitely drink it .... tonight.
    best answer...for everyone

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    Re: 1912 Old Jim Gore

    Welcome to the forums, Andy. Glad to have you join. I have no idea about this hundred-year-old-bourbon.... Hell, I was just a lad when this was being distilled. The idea that Bourbon is for drinking is the right one, however. Possibly great stuff in there.... Also possible that it's panther-piss. Which, of course would be a huge disappointment after opening it and compromising it's historical value. A conundrum, for sure.

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    Re: 1912 Old Jim Gore

    All great comments. My issue is the history of the thing. Im not a huge bourbon drinker, although it is certainly my spirit of choice. It just sends chills up my spine when I consider the century of history in that bottle. I am going to drink this, however I just wanted a.) a bit more info so I can enjoy the juice even more and b.) a relative value (if there is one) just out of curiosity. I have gotten in touch with a local wine and liquor connoisseur who is also one of the largest retailer of spirits in my city (Indianapolis, IN). Hopefully he will have some info. If so, I will pass it along to you all in case anyone is interested. I have attached some photos here for your consideration.

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    Re: 1912 Old Jim Gore

    And it's a BIB to boot. Looks very nice. Has some evaporation but not a lot considering the age.
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    Re: 1912 Old Jim Gore

    I don't give out free appraisals, but here's a link to the Pre-pro website which is a great resource for stuff like this. http://www.pre-pro.com/midacore/view...hp?vid=ORD4869

    As you can see this bourbon brand was owned by Chapin & Gore and made at the Poindexter distillery north of Lexington. That should be a good start for you to find out more information.
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