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Old 06-09-2015, 04:29 PM
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Default JW King George - Two Different Bottles?

my local liquor store is having a sale of JW king george, but i wanted to do my research before even considering buying. and to my suprise, i have come across what appear to be 2 distinct bottles, both of which are called "king george v"

here is what my store is selling:

and here is the other version:

basically, does anyone know what, if any, difference there is between the slant label (top picture) and straight label (bottom)? there is a significant difference in price (several hundred US$), but i can find nothing on the actual difference between these two products.
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Old 08-06-2015, 01:31 PM
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Hi ctj,
The difference is the the one with the slanted label is an earlier edition of the King George and will come in a fancier blue box that you lift to slide open it should have a paper scroll within the box as a certificate , there are still a few around and should only be slightly more expensive than the current release which is the other one in your picture, it should come in a dark grey box.....not as fancy packaging. The whisky itself is still the same quality so really it's the packaging and release date that's different.

My recommendation is to buy the one that they are selling for the lowest sale price ( if it is on sale) do some googling and shop around first.
We can still buy both versions in retail stores in Australia but the older blue box is now getting harder to find. Note there is also a commemorative red box version with a bit of scroll work on the bottom , these were limited to duty free mainly in Asia in limited numbers.

All that said its a nice heavy impressive bottle

I can send you pictures of all three that I have for your reference.

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Old 08-08-2015, 09:26 PM
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Thumbs up Thanks, coolfruits!

Thanks for your input, coolfruits!
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Old 08-23-2015, 04:18 PM
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thanks, coolfruits! that is very helpful.
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