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Strange bottle!

Unread postby Angela » Mon Mar 05, 2012 5:49 pm

Does anyone know anything about this bottle? I have done a lot looking for this bottle on the internet and can not find it anywhere!
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Re: Strange bottle!

Unread postby bourbonv » Mon Mar 05, 2012 6:12 pm

This bottle is from the Bernheim distillery from the period between 1934 and 1937. The image is of the Bernheim Distillery at 18th and Breckinridge and shows the bottle shaped water tower they wanted to put at the distillery. They purchased the tower and then sold to schenley in 1937. Schenley did not want the water tower and sold it to Brown-Forman.
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Re: Strange bottle!

Unread postby Angela » Mon Mar 05, 2012 6:15 pm

Thank you so much for the info! Do you know the value of the bottle?
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Re: Strange bottle!

Unread postby EllenJ » Fri Mar 09, 2012 3:48 pm

bourbonv wrote:...the bottle shaped water tower [the Bernheim distillery] wanted to put at the distillery. They purchased the tower and then sold to schenley in 1937. Schenley did not want the water tower and sold it to Brown-Forman.

Angela wrote:Thank you so much for the info! Do you know the value of the bottle?


It's an iconic landmark for Brown Forman, and I seriously doubt that they'd ever agree to part with it, but it's got to be over $100,000 -- maybe twice that.

Oh, you meant the Kentucy Queen bottle? :wink:

Very different.
Normally anywhere from ten to twenty bucks, but with the label all chewed up like that, probably more like five.
Not enough to pay for shipping, but good yard-sale material. As a bottle, the glass is pretty; you would probably do better to soak the label off, clean up the glass, fill with colored beads or layers of colored sand and sell it as an artwork on its own.
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