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I was recently offered a full unopened case of "old Lancaster" bourbon pint bottles. They have the original metal lids and are in the original case. I was wondering if you might know the value of each bottle or the full case. I am wondering if it is worth buying or not. I believe they are 1913

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Hi Armando:

Generally, no whiskey gains value over the years.

Once bottled, the aging process stops.

So...This is NOT a high level distillation.

I'm thinking you add up the total volume and match it to something like Jim Beam if you have a real need to have these old bottles.

This is just a novelty.

Personally...I wouldn't.  

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Ralph Onesti

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Whiskey, or Whisky only please. Any questions regarding the distilling and consuming of Whiskey: rye, bourbon, or scotch. Wines and Brandy are out of my area. I can not value old bottles of whiskey. But generally, if you can find something similar on sale today, and your bottle seal is unbroken, that would be the current value.

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