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Need help in dating my bottle of Old Parr

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Need help in dating my bottle of Old Parr

Postby Winjarra » Fri Feb 07, 2014 12:27 am

Hello, i have a bottle of Grand Old Parr De Luxe uncorked/opened and would like to know how old it is. I believe it is from the 50's or ealier. There is no % value on the bottle or age. the volyme is "Contents 26 2/3 FL ozs" pre-dating the current cl and ml

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The base of the bottle it says SC 450 with also L and 6 under spaced apart.

If this is from the 50's or earlier is it drinkable or should it be saved?
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Re: Need help in dating my bottle of Old Parr

Postby Winjarra » Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:53 am

Anyone?
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Re: Need help in dating my bottle of Old Parr

Postby bredman » Fri Feb 07, 2014 6:58 pm

Right i'm no expert on this type of thing but yours looks like a screwcap. If it is a screwcap then it was bottled 1960 or later, they switched from 26 2/3 fl.oz. to the metric system in 1980. So somewhere between 1960 and 1980 afaik. If that isn't a screwcap it will be slightly older than 1959.

It does say Macdonald Greenlees which was used from 1926 until ??.

That's all i got. Hope this helps.
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Re: Need help in dating my bottle of Old Parr

Postby Winjarra » Fri Feb 07, 2014 8:05 pm

bredman wrote:Right i'm no expert on this type of thing but yours looks like a screwcap. If it is a screwcap then it was bottled 1960 or later, they switched from 26 2/3 fl.oz. to the metric system in 1980. So somewhere between 1960 and 1980 afaik. If that isn't a screwcap it will be slightly older than 1959.

It does say Macdonald Greenlees which was used from 1926 until ??.

That's all i got. Hope this helps.


Thank you for your input. Regarding the cap, i do not know, did not dare to check :-)

Any idea what the percentage might be? It is not noted on the bottle.
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Re: Need help in dating my bottle of Old Parr

Postby bredman » Fri Feb 07, 2014 9:50 pm

It should say so somewhere, on the box maybe or on the capsule? I would assume 40 or 43% but written in the sikes proof system for the UK (70 proof or similar) or US proof for the US market (80 proof etc.). I've just seen an old bottle for the US market declaring 86.8 proof which is 43.4%.
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Re: Need help in dating my bottle of Old Parr

Postby Winjarra » Fri Feb 07, 2014 11:09 pm

bredman wrote:It should say so somewhere, on the box maybe or on the capsule? I would assume 40 or 43% but written in the sikes proof system for the UK (70 proof or similar) or US proof for the US market (80 proof etc.). I've just seen an old bottle for the US market declaring 86.8 proof which is 43.4%.



Hi, no box, checked all over the bottle, nothing, not even on the cap.
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Re: Need help in dating my bottle of Old Parr

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Feb 08, 2014 12:08 am

People shouldn't date whiskies. It's just weird.
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Re: Need help in dating my bottle of Old Parr

Postby Winjarra » Sat Feb 08, 2014 9:42 am

Willie JJ wrote:People shouldn't date whiskies. It's just weird.


Asking when a whisky was bottled is hardly weird, in my country, we call it curiosity, especially when the bottle displays neither age, i.e. 12, 15 or even 18 yrs nor % of alc.
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Re: Need help in dating my bottle of Old Parr

Postby bredman » Sun Feb 09, 2014 4:02 am

Winjarra wrote:Asking when a whisky was bottled is hardly weird, in my country, we call it curiosity, especially when the bottle displays neither age, i.e. 12, 15 or even 18 yrs nor % of alc.


Haha, don't pay Willie too much attention, he hasn't dated whisky for sometime and now prefers to sweep them of their feet and just get stuck in. :lol:
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