Question: How do you tell the date of a bottle?

Most bottle manufacturers molded the year into the glass at the bottom of the bottle in 2-digit format. Youll often find it in the lower right portion when looking at the bottom (some dates are much easier to distinguish than others). This will usually tell you–within a year or two–when the whiskey was bottled.

When did the ATF stop stamping bottles?

1979 In 1979, the Trade Agreements Act, aside form creating uniformity in the treatment of domestic and foreign products, eliminated the tax stamp system and began to treat the entire distilled spirits plant as bonded premises. (Taxes were now permitted to be applied to bottles after being shipped.)

How old is my Jim Beam bottle?

Most bottle manufacturers molded the year into the glass at the bottom of the bottle in 2-digit format. Youll often find it in the lower right portion when looking at the bottom (some dates are much easier to distinguish than others). This will usually tell you–within a year or two–when the whiskey was bottled.

Are old whiskey bottles worth money?

The Age of the Bottle While not all old bottles are valuable, an older bottle is more likely to be worth more than a newer one. Seams and pontil marks are two of the ways you can determine a bottles age. The pontil mark is the mark at the bottom of the bottle where it was attached to the glass blowers pontil rod.

How do you date a Chivas Regal bottle?

Most bottle manufacturers molded the year into the glass at the bottom of the bottle in 2-digit format. Youll often find it in the lower right portion when looking at the bottom (some dates are much easier to distinguish than others). This will usually tell you–within a year or two–when the whiskey was bottled.

How much is a 100 year old bottle of whiskey worth?

This 100-Year-Old Bottle of Whiskey Can Be Yours for Just $17,000. An intact bottle of Irish whiskey from 1916 is expected to fetch a seriously pretty penny when it goes to auction on April 6.

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