Black&White and Four Roses
OK...That's helpfull - Thank you !
Your Black & White is getting a bit rough in shape, but can be dated to about 1943-45...This bottle should have had a White painted Lead-foil wrapper over the cap, but under the US tax stamp.
Towards the end of WWII, the company didn't add the lead-foil as it was need for the war effort.
(Try to protect what's left of the tax stamp - This is not a really valuable bottle, worth about $65-80 in current condition...but without the lead-foil wrap, people lose alot of faith in the bottle
once the Tax Stamp is broken. Once the stamp breaks, it worth about $20-35.)
Your Four Roses is in much better shape, and dates to the early-mid 1940's: Should be worth about $50-$75, though the volume is getting abit low.
Not sure if you drink whisky at all, but I've tried both of these from about the same age, and the Black & White is rather rough tasting...the Four Roses was a bit better for drinking, and an older bottle
like yours will probably taste better than one made after the 1960's due to differant distilling equipment used.
I still collect Black & White bottles even though I'll never drink it again, but that's because I'm particularly fond of the Spring-Cap closure; I bought 3 more this week, so my collection keeps growing.
Walter C Hurst
Last edited by wchurst; 07-14-2012 at 10:51 AM.