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Is there any monetary value to an unopened (tax stamp sealed) 1/4 gallon powderhorn bottle of Tennessee whisky. This bottle commemorates the re-opening of the G.D distillery in 1964.   TY Al

Hi Al

Same thing applies here.  Distilled spirits like this are so high in alcohol that they don't change once they go into the bottle.  It's worth about what a similar bottle would be worth today---under $35 or so.

And you'll have to ask the guys at to see what they say about collectible bottles.  

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I have spent most of my adult life eating and drinking throughout the world, and can usually remember some of it! With Rick Kushman of Capital Public Radio, I host a radio show and podcast called Bottletalk at, where I answer questions about food and drink on the air.


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