View Full Version : Date of origin "White Horse Blended Scotch Whisky"
08-05-2012, 10:57 AM
my mother once bought a bottlel of "White Horse Blended Scotch Whisky" back in 1963 and I would like to know what´s the date of origin and if this whisky is anything worth or íf I should better drink it by msyself;-).
The bottle is labeled with the number 1913671.
It would be very fine if you could tell me when this whisky was originally produced.
Thank you very much.
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08-06-2012, 10:30 AM
Could be worth "something", but we'd need to see photos first to determine both dating & condition...but it could be worth up to $150.
If you are interested in having it appraised, I can get you a fair idea of what
it would sell for in various markets...I do alot of White Horse collecting & ******* myself.
As for the taste, not much has changed since the mid-late 1950's with regard to production, so your bottle should taste nearly identicle to a bottle
off the shelf today....Earlier versions were distilled differantly, and this affected the flavor profile considerably.
Walter C Hurst
08-06-2012, 11:08 AM
i added this photo to my reply. I´ll make some more photos of the back today in the evening.
08-13-2012, 08:43 PM
Sorry I missed this response - It looks like you have a bottle that dates to the very early 1960's (Spring-caps were discontinued after about 1963), at
which point the White Horse brand was almost entirely bottled in clear glass.
The bottle itself is in great shape, as do the labels. Your fill-level is getting seriously low, as the level is now just below the shoulder point of the bottle.
I have only 1 recommendation for bottles like this: Because the amount of air that is now in the bottle, it is not going to bring alot of money as a true
collector's piece, but may still be viable to drink. (The bottle alone might bring you a small amount at a local ****, but few people collect the empties,
though it is of an uncommon size to find intact.)
Personally, I would suggest drinking it up before it oxidizes to greatly, as this will affect the taste of the whisky itself....Whisky does not age like wine
once bottled, but over time too much loss of the contents does allow air inside the bottles, and this had over time have a negative effect on the flavor,
causing it to go rather "flat" in taste.
Walter C Hurst
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