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Very Old Fitzgerald, 100 proof, 8 yrs Bottled 1959

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Very Old Fitzgerald, 100 proof, 8 yrs Bottled 1959

Postby vitak » Sat Jun 27, 2009 7:16 pm

I have an unopened bottle (4/5 quart) of Very Old Fitzgerald, 100 proof, 8 year old bourbon. It was barreled in 1951, bottled in 1959. Have a label on it that says "A collector's item". There is a small card attached with a gold string that is titled : Collectors Item for a Bourbon Connoisseur. Also on the bottle is a State of Wisconsin tax stamp on it.

Could you tell me the value of this bottle of bourbon?

Also if there is value, where do I go to sell it.

Thank you, Vita
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Re: Very Old Fitzgerald, 100 proof, 8 yrs Bottled 1959

Postby pkt77242 » Sun Jun 28, 2009 2:33 am

Vita, I would head over to http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/index.php and ask them as they know much more about bourbon than most of us here and you may even find a buyer there. Good luck.

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Re: Very Old Fitzgerald, 100 proof, 8 yrs Bottled 1959

Postby oldrip57 » Sun Jun 28, 2009 7:07 am

It is worth about $300 -- both on eBay or privately (trust me, I've owned several similar) -- to a motivated buyer (one who's never had one and really wants one, or one who's had one and really wants another). Personally, I'm at about half that, because I've owned/enjoyed several.
You cannot legally sell it without a liquor retailer's license -- unless you have an account at Christie's or Zachy's -- but eBay seems to assume a 'collectibles' dispensation without portfolio from the BAFT, so that's about your only option.
(And, yeah, I'm one of those StraightBourbon.com guys.)
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Re: Very Old Fitzgerald, 100 proof, 8 yrs Bottled 1959

Postby pkt77242 » Mon Jun 29, 2009 6:08 am

oldrip57 wrote:It is worth about $300 -- both on eBay or privately (trust me, I've owned several similar) -- to a motivated buyer (one who's never had one and really wants one, or one who's had one and really wants another). Personally, I'm at about half that, because I've owned/enjoyed several.
You cannot legally sell it without a liquor retailer's license -- unless you have an account at Christie's or Zachy's -- but eBay seems to assume a 'collectibles' dispensation without portfolio from the BAFT, so that's about your only option.
(And, yeah, I'm one of those StraightBourbon.com guys.)


Thank you Oldrip57 for helping him. What is your top 3 or 4 fav reaonalby priced bourbons?

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Re: Very Old Fitzgerald, 100 proof, 8 yrs Bottled 1959

Postby oldrip57 » Tue Jun 30, 2009 3:46 am

pkt77242 wrote:...What is your top 3 or 4 fav reaonalby priced bourbons?

Sean

  • Old Weller Antique 107 proof (under US $25/750ml)
  • W.L. Weller 12yo (under US $25/750)
  • Rittenhouse Bottled In Bond straight rye (under US $20/750)
  • Evan Williams (whichever version is available to you; US $12-$25)
The prices I've listed are local to me here in the U.S.
If you are elsewhere, don't skip the Wild Turkey 8yo, which no longer carries an age statement (because it's a blend of 4-, 6-, and 8yo now) domestically.
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Re: Very Old Fitzgerald, 100 proof, 8 yrs Bottled 1959

Postby pkt77242 » Tue Jun 30, 2009 4:39 am

oldrip57 wrote:
pkt77242 wrote:...What is your top 3 or 4 fav reaonalby priced bourbons?

Sean

  • Old Weller Antique 107 proof (under US $25/750ml)
  • W.L. Weller 12yo (under US $25/750)
  • Rittenhouse Bottled In Bond straight rye (under US $20/750)
  • Evan Williams (whichever version is available to you; US $12-$25)
The prices I've listed are local to me here in the U.S.
If you are elsewhere, don't skip the Wild Turkey 8yo, which no longer carries an age statement (because it's a blend of 4-, 6-, and 8yo now) domestically.


Thanks Old Rip, I am going to have to try one of the Wellers.

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