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I have an unopened bottle of 6.5 fluid oz Gilbeys gin, bottle is marked on bottom with year 1941, noted on label that is is by appointment of the late king George V. I have kept as was gift from and elderly aunt and want to know if this is worth keeping (value wise)?

Hi Vanessa

Distilled spirits like this don't change much for better or for worse, once they are in the bottle. So the good news is that this should be fine to drink. The bad news is that it won't have appreciated in value the way some fine wines do.  This one is worth about what a current bottling would be worth...something under $30.

If it were mine I would drink it or give it to someone who would enjoy it.

I am sorry that I can't give you more exciting news.

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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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