View Full Version : Assistance with Date of JW Red bottle?
10-04-2012, 08:43 PM
I could use a little help with this bottle, any assistance is appreciated. :D
10-17-2012, 08:21 AM
This bottle is from the early 1980s. A metric standards law was passed in 1979 - regarding the fill of distilled spirits bottled after December 31, 1979.
The standards of fill for distilled spirits since then have been the following:
1.75 liters, 1.00 liter, 750 milliliters, 500 milliliters (Authorized for bottling until June 30, 1989), 375 milliliters, 200 milliliters, 100 milliliters & 50 milliliters.
These measurements now have to feature on the bottle. In the 1970s the US labelling referred to imperial measurements - Quarts (1/4 gallon) and 4/5 Quart
I have an advert from 1983 with a slightly larger bottle - identical labelling.
10-17-2012, 11:39 PM
Thanks fransodk! :cool:
10-27-2012, 09:59 PM
I agree with fransodk on the Metric measurements being used, but thought
I'd add one follow-up detail here for your info.
The RED Federal Tax Stamp across the top of your bottle was discontinued
in 1983...That should give you a nice tight dating for your bottle. :-)
Walter C Hurst
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