I wish I had one of the mmmmmmm by stephen lawrance
- stephen, 31st January
The thing about 90 out of 360 equating to 40% is nonsense. for a start 90/360 would be only 25%.Proof is twice the abv at 60 degrees Farhenheit. so 90 US proof = 45%.
- anonymous, 19th Dec '09
Not quite sure whether the above post is correct, but this discussion is our fault, so will rectify it. This product is 90 US proof. That means that the strength is actually 45% alcohol by volume. We had mistakenly listed the strength as 40%, for which apologies
- TWE Admin, 7th Sep '09
90 proof refers to the old system of rating by degrees, in America the rating was 90 out of 360 degrees threfore producing an abv of 40% . In Britain the it was out of 180 degrees therefor u commonly saw bottles in the 70s and 80s in the uk showing a rating of 70 proof which is still 40?v
- alex selfe, 4th Sep '09
I have 2 of the "half gallon" bottles that are both empty. Any idea what they would be worth?
- Sherry, 14th Aug '09
look on the paper band around the neck of the bottle - the 1971 version (this one) is HALF GALLON, it was re-released in 2004 in a 1.75 LITER size for the US market and a 1.5 LITRE size for export (EU)
- Max, 29th Jun '09
I have a bottle like this that is empty. With a little hanging leaflet. Says its 90 proof. How could I tell when it was released?
- anonymous, 23rd Jun '09
To answer the 19th Mar question...It's not about the drinking. There are plenty of fine whiskeys to be drank and enjoyed. But there are some which are made in such a small quantity, or come into such a reputation that they become things of great demand to collectors who want them just to say they have them, and the older and rarer they become, the more people will pay to own it.
- Jed, 17th Apr '09
There are ways to determine if you have a replica though... Many collecters' edition bottles have "registration tags". Also, the UK alcohol laws will make some bottles have the units and a UK Market Certified sticker on the side of the bottle.These indicate that your bottle is a replica version.However, if your bottle does not have any of these, it does not mean that you have an original bottle. People will do anything to make something seem more valuable than it actually is.
- anonymous, 17th Apr '09
I'm afraid that a lot of collectors value the sealed bottle much more than an unsealed one. It ensures the whiskey contained is infact what it is claimed to be. However... with bottles such as this it is very difficult to judge what any individual may pay for it, since there are an incredibly small number of bottles in existance, never mind sealed. So if you're willing to part with it, I'd shop around as you could get anything up to the value quoted here for the sealed original bottle.
- anonymous, 17th Apr '09
i was looking through my grand fathers old storage shed and came across one that is the original the only problem is the seal is so old that it cracked and fell off. how much would you price it at
- anonymous, 13th Apr '09
Why would you pay so much for something that will not taste good? Nostalgia? Whiskey will never taste any better than the day it's bottled. It actually will start to go bad over time. So why would you pay so much?
- Jay Serna, 19th Mar '09
Wasn't JD @ 90 proof in tne 70's this is only 80 proof
- Anthony, 11th Mar '09
you must make sure that you do the conversions properly... its not 850 dollars, rather 850 pounds sterling, or 1260 at todays exchange rate.
- mmccollo, 21st Nov '08
i dont think that $850 is even high for a 1971 bottle still sealed, as i have bottle #7 and have gotten a few estimates a few years back for ALOT more than $850
- anonymous, 31st Oct '08
Oh my god. If only i could afford this the only problem is when to drink it? It's something you would have to save for your death bed. Its my goal in life to own this whiskey
- anonymous, 26th Oct '08
NO, you idiots. The bottle you have will be this:
The product on this page is the original 1971 bottling that your bottle is replica of. The replica was released by Jack Daniels a few years ago in 2005, I think. It looks exactly the same but costs a lot less.
- Jimbo, 2nd Oct '08
I HAVE IT TOO AND I PAY 140 EURO 2YEARS AGO NOW..........
- PAN, 2nd Oct '08
I think the above poster is confusing this: http://www.jackdanielscollector.com/id13.html...with this: http://www.jackdanielscollector.com/id50.html
- anonymous, 29th Sep '08
I have this bottle and paid ?85 for it 3 years ago... i have just seen a bottle on ebay for $150 so how can you value this at ?850?! I'm not complaining as that means mine in its orignal box must be worth even more but i think more likely this has been seriously over valued.