jkg789 wrote:I have a full bottle of Old Saratoga, pre prohibition rye whiskey. The company, Rosskam Gerstley and Co. went out of business in the early 1900's and was from Philadelphia. I know of a coulple of other bottles held by family members. Any other bottles out there and can anyone estimate its worth. Thanks in advance
To back up what Spun-Cookie said, your sample's greatest value (at least to us Bourbon Enthusiasts) is in the way it tastes. If you have an interest in American whiskey and some experience in describing the flavors (a talent I wish I had myself), please do a tasting and make out a report for those of us less fortunate than you. If you're looking for more information about who Rosskam Gerstley and Company were, there is some good information at http://www.pre-pro.com/midacore/view_vendor.php?vid=PHL1822
If you're just looking for a place to sell your bottle, it's likely you're wasting your time (at least until you've posted enough for us to get to know you better), since this isn't that kind of forum. But if you intend to open and actually taste that whiskey, we'd LOVE to read what you think of it.
And just about any of us would love you to share it with us, too!
Can you upload pictures? I have a bottle of Rosskam/Gerstley myself, a beautiful cut-glass decanter-type. But it doesn't contain their whiskey. I use it as my "blended remains" container.