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JTS Brown query

Postby Shempz » Tue Nov 18, 2008 6:31 pm

Hi,

I recently bought a bottle of JTS Brown as a present for my uncle....but noticed it does not have a barcode on it. Is this normal, or have I somehow managed to get my hands on an old bottle?

Not being an expert on whiskey/bourbon, I have no idea myself...so would appreciate if someone might know!
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Re: JTS Brown query

Postby DukeofSandwich » Sat Nov 22, 2008 6:23 pm

Here's the general way to date a bottle (from the US):

No Government Warning on the label - older than 1990
Tax Stamp (red or green) - older than 1985
Non metric volume - older than 1979
"Federal Law Prohibits Sale or Reuse of this Bottle" embossed in the glass - older than 1964

Barcodes are hit or miss. Use started in the 70's but they were adopted by different companies at different times.
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Re: JTS Brown query

Postby Shempz » Mon Nov 24, 2008 11:36 pm

Thanks for the reply.

There's definitely no government warning! No Tax Stamp either....so I'm guessing between 1985 & 1990.


There is something printed on the glass at the bottom of the bottle though...42 24 348 05 2111! Any ideas?
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Re: JTS Brown query

Postby DukeofSandwich » Wed Nov 26, 2008 8:26 am

Sometimes one of the numbers signifies the date the bottle was made, but often not.
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