Need Help Identifying Empty JD Bottle (At Least 25 Years Old) - W/ Pic
Only text on bottle
The bottle has imperfections in the glass, a cork top, and a pour spout.
The text reads:
Old No 7 Brand
Old Time Tennessee Whiskey
I'm guessing it's a replica, as I haven't been able to find it elsewhere on the internet.
Any and all help would be appreciated!
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That sure looks like a nice find but if that's the original cork, it does look like a replica. Perhaps someone here with more knowledge will add comment.
I'm no expert and am only guessing but I doubt that bottle
was an "official" JD release. The pour spout (as well as the
etched text and shortened neck) seems more along the lines
of a decanter. From what I gather JD went from cylindrical
bottles with embossed (raised) lettering to square (JD shape,
longer neck) bottles with embossed text to the JD shape
bottle with paper labels. There were some other types along
the way but I've not come across any etched bottles of this
But that's not to say it wouldn't be desirable to a JD collector.
Michael: thanks for your help! Something tells me that the cork I found with the bottle was a replacement...it's not cut symmetrically and just doesn't seem to match the quality of the bottle.
Silverfish: It looks like the etched label is a thin glass film that is overlaid on the bottle. It would explain the imperfections and bubbles in the glass.
We'll get our Jack Daniels' expert to take a look at this one!
This is as far as I can see a Fenton decanter. Produced I believe around the 80-ties or sooner. They were sold at the Hardware and general store in Lynchburg as well as the Opryland hotel in Nasville.
Every once in a while they pop up at E-bay also
I appreciate your input. It's a shame I can't find more Fenton decanter's for sale, because I'd love to compare it's value. But judging from the label font and style of the decanter, it definitely looks like you're right. I believe this bottle was bought in the late 70s or early 80s, which fits your description as well.
Again, thanks for your help!
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