James Walsh Bottle

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James Walsh Bottle

Unread postby ladyphenom7 » Wed Nov 17, 2010 6:00 pm

I came across this empty bottle at a thrift shop and would like any information on it.
The label reads
James Walsh Blended Whiskey
The imprint on the bottom is
D388 70 A (The A is in a circle) 51
39
It is a clear pint bottle and there is also a South Carolina Liquor Tax 34 cents stamp on the front (if that helps)
Anyone know what year this bottle may be from or what it's worth?
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Re: James Walsh Bottle

Unread postby Bourbon Joe » Thu Nov 18, 2010 11:09 am

Based on that set of numbers I would guess 1951. I doubt that there was a whopping 34 cents state tax in 1939. Just a guess. The only value would be to a bottle collector and I would guess that bottle would not bring very much, but I am not a bottle collector.
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Re: James Walsh Bottle

Unread postby cowdery » Fri Nov 19, 2010 3:36 pm

If it is from 1951, it's interesting to see the Walsh name in use at such a late date. James Walsh and Company was a major Cincinnati-based liquor concern pre-Prohibition. The company attempted to come back after Prohibition but doesn't appear to have been very successful. I guessed that it folded during WWII because I've never seen anything about it from later than that. That said, it's only interesting to the geekiest of geeks, like me.
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Re: James Walsh Bottle

Unread postby kiaralynn » Wed Nov 24, 2010 11:20 pm

1951!! oh another superb kind of wine.. i bet it just tastes so amazing.. :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
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Re: James Walsh Bottle

Unread postby cowdery » Mon Nov 29, 2010 4:07 pm

Doubtful. Spirits do not improve in the bottle, so it won't taste any better today than in did in 1951. It might, however, taste better than a modern blend, which has become a pretty debased form. On the other hand, 1951 was a very good year (the year of my birth).
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