looking fot value of 1912 E H taylor and sons

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looking fot value of 1912 E H taylor and sons

Unread postby deetwin2 » Fri Nov 11, 2011 3:19 pm

I have a bottle of 1912 EH Taylor of OLD TAYLOR (1st and only) 1 quart , bottled in bond. I was wondering what it would sale for ?
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Re: looking fot value of 1912 E H taylor and sons

Unread postby birdman1099 » Fri Nov 11, 2011 7:31 pm

what kind of shape is it in, and how full is it?

Can you post some pics?
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Re: looking fot value of 1912 E H taylor and sons

Unread postby deetwin2 » Sat Nov 12, 2011 8:53 am

it is in great shape and it is full i will post pics this evening.
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Re: looking fot value of 1912 E H taylor and sons

Unread postby deetwin2 » Sat Nov 12, 2011 9:56 pm

here the pics of the bottle
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Re: looking fot value of 1912 E H taylor and sons

Unread postby deetwin2 » Sat Nov 12, 2011 10:34 pm

here is the pic in the attachment
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Unread postby deetwin2 » Sat Nov 12, 2011 10:40 pm

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Re: looking for value of 1912 E H taylor and sons

Unread postby silverfish » Sun Nov 13, 2011 2:58 pm

If it is unopened, it is probably some very tasty juice but the raggedy tax strip
across the top might scare away some/all buyers. You could take a chance trying
to sell it but you'd be better off drinking it or gifting it to a bourbon drinker you
know. Or, if gifting it doesn't appeal to you, maybe trade it for something you
like to drink.
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Re: looking fot value of 1912 E H taylor and sons

Unread postby birdman1099 » Mon Nov 14, 2011 11:10 am

Agreed John,

The juice looks look, but I doubt anyone will give top dollar for it since the tax stamp is not in 1 piece over the cork.

I would, however, like to try it....
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Re: looking fot value of 1912 E H taylor and sons

Unread postby deetwin2 » Fri Nov 18, 2011 10:28 pm

I know the tax stamp looks a little rough but as you can tell the cork is in place and the bottle never been opened, and the important parts of the stamp are intact, i thank you for your input. but i still have not received the answer to my question.
how much is it worth?
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Re: looking fot value of 1912 E H taylor and sons

Unread postby Bourbon Joe » Sat Nov 19, 2011 12:08 am

deetwin2 wrote: but i still have not received the answer to my question.
how much is it worth?


It depends on who is doing the buying. Such a bottle would get about a hundred bucks out of me.
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Re: looking fot value of 1912 E H taylor and sons

Unread postby Bourbon HQ » Sat Nov 19, 2011 10:14 am



It's only worth what someone is willing to pay. I would just drink it and not try and score big bucks.
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Re: looking fot value of 1912 E H taylor and sons

Unread postby sku » Thu May 03, 2012 4:00 pm

Hey all, a friend sent me a bottle he wanted me to try and it turned out to be this very bottle (though my friend is not the person who posted here), though now opened and only partially full. Not being at all knowledgeable about pre-pro bottles, I had a few questions about it that I thought I would get your collective wisdom on.

First a general description. It's a quart bottle with a mangled tax stamp. The only thing I can make out on the stamp is the number 53 and the name "E.H. Taylor...Incorporated Distillers." The other side shows only the lower date "Spring 1912," the part where the distilled date would have been is ripped off. It also comes in a mangled cardboard tube which includes the label. It includes a serial number 13012.

The whiskey is described as Old Taylor Straight Kentucky Whiskey (i.e. not bourbon) and is BIB. There is no DSP number listed on the label (did they even have DSP's back then?)

The abv is listed in percentage, not proof "Alcohol Content 50 per cent. by volume," which seems odd to me, but again, I don't know what the standard was back then.

Anyway, I'd be interested in anything anyone knows about this era of Old Taylor, whether this sound authentic and why it would be "Kentucky Whiskey" instead of bourbon. What would they have been making then?

I have not tasted it yet, but will soon, but just nosing the bottle, it smells good.

Thanks!

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Re: looking fot value of 1912 E H taylor and sons

Unread postby bourbonv » Thu May 03, 2012 4:11 pm

E.H.Taylor, Jr. always thought his whiskey was superior whiskey and because so many rectifiers were calling their products "bourbon", he quit using the term in the 1870s in favor of "Kentucky whiskey". The Dsp No. should be on the tax stamp.
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Re: looking fot value of 1912 E H taylor and sons

Unread postby sku » Thu May 03, 2012 4:31 pm

bourbonv wrote:E.H.Taylor, Jr. always thought his whiskey was superior whiskey and because so many rectifiers were calling their products "bourbon", he quit using the term in the 1870s in favor of "Kentucky whiskey". The Dsp No. should be on the tax stamp.


Thanks Mike, so was the product in fact bourbon despite not being called that?
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Re: looking fot value of 1912 E H taylor and sons

Unread postby bourbonv » Thu May 03, 2012 4:58 pm

Yes. It was a bourbon, but Taylor preferred to call it Kentucky Whiskey.
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