Originally Posted by Unregistered
At one time they had the date of bottling on the label.
I've recently 'acquired' a couple of bottles dated 1954 and 1960 - and another that has LC where the date is on the others.
Are they likely to be drinkable? (not by me - I have to confess to not being able to stand the stuff) Or even of collectable value?
They are unopened though probably not stored in ideal conditions
The bottle with the letters 'LC' instead of the date is from the mid-late 1960s.
Regarding the value of your bottle, here are a couple of suggestions, you can contact Andrew Bell at McTear's - he should be able to provide you with a valuation for a fee and advise you on the market and collectors:
McTear’s, Meiklewood Gate, 31 Meiklewood Road, Glasgow, G51 4EU, Scotland
+44 (0)141 810 2884
Andrew (at) email@example.com
Another option is contact Martin Green at Bonham's. Email: martingreen (at) @bonhams.com - A small fee may be required.
Whisky is at its peak drinking condition when bottled and does not mature or get better once in the bottle. Some suggest that the whisky is generally believed to have a shelf life of between 10 and 15 years after which the color and taste *may* begin to deteriorate significantly and others suggest the spirit should be perfectly fine - even after many years. As your bottle is considerably older than this then I would recommend that, if you intend to try to drink the whisky, you smell the contents well on opening to check that it is ok.