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  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gillman
    The Silver Select is better than and, based on two samples, has its own character compared to Single Barrel.

    Yet I am told the only difference is the proof.

    Gary
    I agree completely. Got my first bottle of Silver Select this summer and it is without doubt the most un-JD tasting JD Ive ever had.

    Im in two minds about it, it has to be said. Its very good but the unique JD character is not there. Maybe something for Barrel Proof as a Christmas present?
    Delighted to see you if you can find me!

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    Jack Daniel's fanatics are funny people, they like to collect decanters and other advertizing items. I know, cause I used to be one of them I recently started digging out some of my stored away JD collectibles. I thought I might sell some off to pay for my current bourbon habit.

    Anyway, a number of years back when I drank and collected JD, I recall that the whiskey in the decanters was not all that good. It tasted different than any of their normal offerings, and not in a good way.
    Mike

    "You're the best bourbon drinkers ever!" - Margo (waitress at Bourbon's Bistro in Louisville)

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    Brian, this particualar bottle was released around 1997-1998. It is the first issue in the Gold medal series. If the bottle and box are in perfect condition, I have seen them go for US$200 on ebay. In Australia I have seen them go as high as AU$600 . If you want to get good money for this bottle, I would suggest waiting until the last bottle is the series (the 1981) is released (supposedly before Christmas) and the collectors will be hunting again, with deep pockets.

    And the whiskey in the bottle is 90 proof Jack, and it's a damn load better than the 80 proof crap theyre passing out now.

    Scott
    "I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day" - Frank Sinatra

  4. #14
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    ...um...I may have to sell it for that...

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    Brian, the 1981 bottle has been released, I believe it's been out for about 2 weeks in TN. Needless to say, still waiting for it in Australia

    If you're going to sell, I say do it now!

    Once they make their way over here, I will buy one and then have a whole spare set to sell....hopefully that will buy me a Pappy 23 and another 2006 Antique collection, and some distiller's masterpiece (now I'm just getting greedy )

    Scott
    "I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day" - Frank Sinatra

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    I just got a 1904 Centennial replica bottle (1.75L) on ebay for a steal, $92.
    Ive never seen one go for under $120, especially in the last 6 months!

    Scott
    "I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day" - Frank Sinatra

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    Re: Jack Daniel's 1904 Gold Medal

    I learned this week, from the highest authorities at Jack Daniel's, that all Jack Daniel's special bottlings or commemorative bottlings, regardless of the bottle shape or style, contain standard issue Jack Daniel's No. 7 Black Label. The only exception is Silver Selection (maybe it's called Silver Select, I forget), which is sold in Duty Free. That is a variation of Single Barrel.

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    Re: Jack Daniel's 1904 Gold Medal

    Quote Originally Posted by brian12069 View Post
    You can find this one? Are you sure you are not mixing it up with the 1915 Gold Medal bottle which I always see? I believe this is the first in the Gold medal series maybe from 1994 or so? Anyone know?
    I was in a store tonight (about 15 miles for the JD distillery -- about equidistant between JD and Geo. Dickel, in fact) that has multiples (in some cases, as in the 1915, dozens) of the following bottlings, which I believe include all of the to-date anniversary years. I jotted down the prices:

    • 1904 -- $299.99
    • 1905 -- $299.99
    • 1913 -- $299.99
    • 1914 -- $199.99
    • 1915 -- $199.99
    • 1954 -- $35.99
    • 1981 -- $35.99
    • 1996 Tennessee Bicentennial -- $299.99
    • Barrelhouse 1 -- $499.99


    So, yes, $35 was an exceptional price for the '04.

    If anyone just has to have one of these bottlings, PM me and I'll send you store-contact info. Be aware, however, that liquor cannot be legally shipped from Tennessee, so no storeowner who values his license is going to attempt it.
    Tim

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    Re: Jack Daniel's 1904 Gold Medal

    Quote Originally Posted by cowdery View Post
    I learned this week, from the highest authorities at Jack Daniel's, that all Jack Daniel's special bottlings or commemorative bottlings, regardless of the bottle shape or style, contain standard issue Jack Daniel's No. 7 Black Label. The only exception is Silver Selection (maybe it's called Silver Select, I forget), which is sold in Duty Free. That is a variation of Single Barrel.
    It may well only be Old No 7 Chuck, but the commemorative bottles are bottled at 90 proof, opposed to the now 80 proof black label bottles.

    Scott
    "I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day" - Frank Sinatra

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    Re: Jack Daniel's 1904 Gold Medal

    Yes, I should have mentioned that. Proof is the only variable.

 

 

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