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    Found a huge stash of grandfathers bourbon

    First off would like to intorduce my self. My name is Rick from Boston. Recently cleaning out granparents house found HUGE stash of un opened Bourbons and Whiskies and some Scotch in my granfathers "secret room". About 25 hand made crates with unopened bottles from 1950'-1970's. Roughly about 200 bottles!!!! Brands such as Old Grand Dad, Fleischmann's 90%proof,John Crabbie (8year old 86% proof),Old Forester (86%proof), Black & White (scotch),Teachers Highland Cream Scotch Whiskey, Philadelphia 8rs old,ect... ALL of these are sealed unopened and from anywhere from 1950-1970. The bottles are BRAND new! I dont know where he got them or why he had them. But I was wondering if anyone could shed any light on what they might be worth or if they are still good to consume. ANY help would be much appreciated!!!

    Kindest Regards,
    -Rick in Boston
    Last edited by 2fsplit; 06-10-2007 at 10:46.

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    Re: Found a huge stash of grandfathers bourban

    They are worth more drinking than anything else.
    I see you have a Fleischmann's, that would be a rye, wouldn't it?
    ovh

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    Re: Found a huge stash of grandfathers bourban

    Too be honest, I dont know shit about this stuff. Thats kind of why im here! lol

    I drink a lot of Knob Creek if that counts? But definately no pro.

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    Re: Found a huge stash of grandfathers bourban

    Are you selling them?
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    Re: Found a huge stash of grandfathers bourban

    Please see this post, it was composed and posted just for your situation:

    http://www.straightbourbon.com/forum...nt.php?f=9&a=3

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    Re: Found a huge stash of grandfathers bourban

    I would sell them if I knew more about them and what they worth, just trying to learn myself right now as to what I actually have.

    Wade, thanks for the link I will check it out.

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    Re: Found a huge stash of grandfathers bourban

    BJ, do you know where I could sell them?

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    Re: Found a huge stash of grandfathers bourban

    Well if anyone is interested email me directly rick0123@comcast.net

    As of right now they are for sale...

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    Re: Found a huge stash of grandfathers bourban

    Aren't you interested in drinking them? Your Granddad left you some nice whiskey. Selling it would be like selling his tools.

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    Re: Found a huge stash of grandfathers bourban

    Quote Originally Posted by ILLfarmboy View Post
    Your Granddad left you some nice whiskey. Selling it would be like selling his tools.
    That's the best line for this situation I've heard. It resonates with me.

    My prize tool is my grandfather's Skilsaw from the early '60s. Whenever I use it I think about how he downsized to a 6 1/2" Model 367 from the standard 7 1/4" Model 77 because he was trying to finish building a home for my grandmother as his strength declined along with his health. He finished it working partial days on almost no money, and enjoyed a long convalescence in that home as his life played out.

    I would look on a cache of old whiskey from my grandfather as a legacy.

    Roger

 

 

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