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Old 05-14-2012, 09:02 PM
Redfish Redfish is offline Member
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Default Wildcatter bourbon whiskey

My Grandfather has an unopened bottle of Wildcatter Kentucky bourbon whiskey from the 60's. I was wondering if it had any value or should we just open it and drink. Thanks
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Old 05-15-2012, 04:10 PM
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A Bourbon forum I belong to offers the following information:

"...[Wildcatter] may have been a specialty item for limited

Bottled by Wildcatter Distilling Co., Bardstown, Kentucky
Aged 8 years, label says, "Old Style Sour Mash", "Kentucky
Straight Bourbon Whiskey", "86 Proof"

Duke archive lists a 1968 billboard - "Discover True Kentucky
Bourbon" (no image)

Wildcatter get a brief mention in the short video on this page.

Google news ad for Wildcatter.

Bio of Glenn Herbert McCarthy who "...was a notorious
drinker who introduced his own label, "Wildcatter" bourbon."
so it probably was a "specialty label" and wasn't distributed
widely. An ebay check shows a number of orange/tan
Wildcatter decanters have gone unsold. Empty ones have
limited collector value. Full ones are a crap shoot as to how
the contents might taste.

If you have a glass bottle, it may have some value to a Bourbon
enthusiast but note that it is illegal to sell alcohol without a license
(despite the "collectible container".) If you are a Bourbon drinker
(or know one) opening it and sharing might be your best bet.

Hope this helps.
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Old 01-02-2016, 04:58 PM
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Default Wildcatter

Hi there redfish! I'm interested that wildcatter bottle. I'm from Texas and know some people (myself included) who would love to add this bottle to their collection. I'm admittedly not familiar with the value of a bottle like this . I don't want to make an offer that comes off as insulting, so if you could let me know what you would consider a fair price I'm willing to work with you.

1st off, do you still have the bottle and articles?

Nick P
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