Dating japan collectibles
The green Bottled in Bond strips were discontinued starting December 1, 1982.
Below is an example of a bonded tax strip (click to enlarge). – Starting in 1945, the words “Series” and “111” appear below the eagle in the center of red strips.
Also, you can sometimes glean some info from the prefix on UPC codes as to what company bottled/sold the whiskey: 80244 – Buffalo Trace 80432 – Wild Turkey 80660 – Barton Brands 80686 – Jim Beam (newer OGD) 81128 – Brown-Forman 83924 – Heaven Hill 85676 – Medley 86259 – National Distillers (older OGD and OT) 88004 – Buffalo Trace 88076 – Heaven Hill, formerly used by United Distillers and Schenley 88508 – Stitzel Weller (although some Old Fitz bottled by HH has been seen with this UPC also) 89319 – Old Rip Van Winkle 96749 – Heaven Hill Prior to August 1959 the bonded statement read: “This bottle has been filled and stamped under the provisions of sections 50 Internal Revenue Code.” In August of 1959 the statement was changed to: “This bottle has been filled and stamped under the provisions of sections 52 Internal Revenue Code.” Until 1958, the maximum age federal law permitted for bottled in bond bourbon was 8 years, so even if a bottle was 100 proof and met all the other criteria for bonding, it wouldn’t be considered bottled in bond if it was aged longer than 8 years.If your bottle shows these words, it was probably bottled between 19.However, some producers continued to use bottle molds with the warning for a few years after; bottles that display the warning have been seen up to 1970.See the Van Winkle Timeline for examples of Buffalo Trace’s coding scheme.Browse the photos on this site to see if you can find a matching bottle that’s already been identified.