How Old is this Old Forester?

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How Old is this Old Forester?

Unread postby daisy3d » Tue Dec 05, 2006 7:56 pm

Looking for some info on how old this bottle might be and how I could tell that? Thanks in advance for your help! Cheers, Phil

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Unread postby TNbourbon » Wed Dec 06, 2006 12:09 am

If I had to guess, I'd say 1967. The '67' at the trailing end of the bottle-bottom stamping is likely the bottle's manufacture year. Since distilleries don't warehouse bottles, they are used shortly after arrival onsite. Thus, a bottle made in 1967 was probably filled in 1967.
Old Forester was one of the earliest brands to convert to metric -- I have owned a 1.75L BIB that was bottled in 1977. Thus, at the latest, I'd say you have a mid-70s bottle, but -- for reasons noted earlier -- I believe it's older than that.
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Unread postby daisy3d » Wed Dec 06, 2006 10:23 am

Thank you!

Lost it by a buck. Oh well. Now I know.

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