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Gooderham's Centennial Whisky - unopened Bottle!

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Gooderham's Centennial Whisky - unopened Bottle!

Postby dvandlp » Sun Jun 22, 2008 3:57 am

I have come across an old bottle of Gooderham's Centennial Whisky, 25 oz, likely 40% alcohol by volume. It is of course, unopened, still in the white leather or vinyl case with zipper and handle (not sure). Rear label says 15 years old and a registration number of B-0260669. See attached pcitures. The excise label across the cap says E4152835...with a year of 1958! If my math is correct, in 1958, this whisky was already 15 years old - which means the contents were made during the second world war.

There is nothing Id like to do more than crack it open and enjoy an oz or two, but something tells me it is far too valuable to go having some. Does anyone, anywhere have any idea what this might be worth?

Thanking you all in advance,
Dave
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Re: Gooderham's Centennial Whisky - unopened Bottle!

Postby woodhill » Sun Jun 22, 2008 8:57 am

Hi and Welcome to the Forums.

The thing thats bothering me about this bottle besides the fact it looks as if the seal is cut is that it is celebrating a Centennial btw. 1867 and 1967 so why would it have been produced 9yrs early?

otherwise I have no clue about it.
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Re: Gooderham's Centennial Whisky - unopened Bottle!

Postby oldrip57 » Mon Jun 23, 2008 5:19 am

deleted -- duplicated somehow
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Re: Gooderham's Centennial Whisky - unopened Bottle!

Postby oldrip57 » Mon Jun 23, 2008 5:20 am

Is this the bottle currently on eBay for a starting bid of almost $700?
If so -- lots of luck, and all that -- but I think you won't get a minimum bid. I suspect this bottle wouldn't sell for even $100 at auction. Canadian whisky just isn't all that collectible, you know...
Still, maybe you'll strike gold! :D
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Re: Gooderham's Centennial Whisky - unopened Bottle!

Postby MacLlyr » Mon Jun 23, 2008 5:50 am

I think it is a different bottle than the one on eBay. What is that clown thinking with an opening bid like that for Canadian whisky? :shock: The batch number at the bottom of the back label is different though, and the date for the one on eBay is 1963 on the excise label. What is odd though is that both bottles look as if the seal is cut (so that may just be the way they were packaged). As well it is puzzling why this bottle would have the 1958 date and the other 1963... man that's a long Centennial! :P
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Re: Gooderham's Centennial Whisky - unopened Bottle!

Postby dvandlp » Mon Jun 23, 2008 6:42 am

Well, judging by the pictures of mine and the one on eBay, they are the same bottle - just different years, that's all. Both appear to be unopened - that's just how they sealed it back then.

I'll have to monitor the bids for that one on Ebay to see what it ends up selling for - if at all.

Thanks,
Dave
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Re: Gooderham's Centennial Whisky - unopened Bottle!

Postby MacLlyr » Mon Jun 23, 2008 5:53 pm

If the one on ebay sells, I would say sell yours too! However I personally think that you should drink it and enjoy the fact that you are drinking some WWII era history, don't be afraid to open an expensive bottle.
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Re: Gooderham's Centennial Whisky - unopened Bottle!

Postby Ab Dijkhuizen » Mon Jun 30, 2008 9:06 am

I own the same unopened bottle in the same white case and in the original carton. Is there any collector?
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Re: Gooderham's Centennial Whisky - unopened Bottle!

Postby kat418 » Sat May 16, 2009 3:17 pm

Just wanted to let you all know that Gooderham's Whiskey was bought out by Hiram Walker sometime around the mid 1950's. Don't know if this will help you value it, but thought maybe it would help since no one seems to know anything about it. The factory building itself is still standing in Toronto. All kinds of info is available on the history of the company elsewhere online. Thanks, hope this helps.
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Re: Gooderham's Centennial Whisky - unopened Bottle!

Postby davidwaugh009 » Thu Sep 12, 2013 11:48 am

hi,
i have read your post the whisky you are talking about is really awesome with low alchochol level and the best thing of this whisky is that no hangover in the morning so i should recommend to Gooderham's Centennial Whisky


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