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    Re: Is this a bottle of the infamous VVOF?

    I have this ensemble, with lined box and shot glass -- and, alas, an empty bottle. In mine, for which I paid around $10, the velour lining and box are green instead of red. It's a '56/'66 bottle, with a custom label for "Mrs. E.B. Wilber".
    One of the few times I've sought an 'empty', but I figured it was as close as I would likely get to owning one.

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    Re: Is this a bottle of the infamous VVOF?

    If we are gonna open it and drink some real history of Kentucky Bourbon
    I'm in for a $100 or $200 if you buy it Doug.
    I would love to taste this one for studying good bourbon

    Koji

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    Re: Is this a bottle of the infamous VVOF?

    I agree Koji ...... to taste something great/out of production would be worth a nice sum. But in my experience, there's a fair chance that the whiskey in this old bottle might disappoint us. It could have been kept in a hot attic for a while.....laid on its side and had significant amounts of cork "flake" into the bottle...etc. I personally have tasted numerous old whiskeys that looked good in the bottle, but had developed a taste I can only describe as "musty cork".....including some '50's and '60's Old Fitzs.

    But I'd rather pay $50 for an oz taste than $600 for what turns out to be a nice looking bottle and box.

    Good luck to all bidders.....Gazebo fodder!

    Randy

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    Re: Is this a bottle of the infamous VVOF?

    It was just a year or two ago ....$100 or so could get you some very good old,old whiskies. alas

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    Re: Is this a bottle of the infamous VVOF?

    I've had that experience myself with old bottles, it is a risk that comes with
    the bottle when you buy one. There's another risk when you have it shipped
    most of the time the cork can't take the trip and start leaking in the box
    I bought 2 sets of the Crow Chessmen set (thats 64 bottles) and a little more
    to find a few bottles that were in excellent condition. The whisky was nice
    but the decanters take up alot of room in my garage

    Yes the Old Fitz is getting expensive but buying in groups is better then
    buying a shot at a bar, we could all have fun.
    We could even go to the SW in Louisville and do tasting there under the
    Old Fitz chimny.

    Anybody in?

    Koji

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    Re: Is this a bottle of the infamous VVOF?

    Well...I took a swing at the Old Fitz. Struck out!!!

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    Re: Is this a bottle of the infamous VVOF?

    Well...I took a swing at the Old Fitz. Struck out!!!
    Ah, but that's our other Randy in the lead. I'm in for a shot/share, if necessary.

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    Re: Is this a bottle of the infamous VVOF?

    Randy is williamb1021

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    Re: Is this a bottle of the infamous VVOF?

    This auction begs the question. What would the infamus VVOF go for on ebay if this bottle is already over 500 and probably will go over 650.

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