Beverages/approx age of a bottle I have
Dowling distillers in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky - LABEL READS: aged 20 years Very Rare Collector's Item 94.6 proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky Genuine Old Style Sour Mash Has the number 694951850 on red label that sticks over the top of bottle. Came in a leather case w/capacity for 2 bottles, including 4 metal shot glasses, cork screw, opener & stirring stick. Can you tell me how old the bottle is? (was my deceased husband's fathers & in the family MANY years b4 he inherited it) Also it has a net over the bottle.
In general, distilled spirits like this are so high in alcohol that they don't change much over time, for better or for worse. The good news is that this should be perfectly good to drink. The bad news is that it won't have appreciated in value the way some fine wines do. It's worth about what a nice bottle of Bourbon is worth today-$50-plus the added value of the gift set. I am sorry, but that's not very exciting news.
But the whole package may have more value to bottle collections than to Bourbon connoisseurs. you should check my answer with the nice people at antiquebottles.com/ They're the ones who collect these things, and they can tell you if the gift pack is worth more than the liquid itself.
Hope that helps