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Below is an example of a “faux” strip, though they were brand specific and styles vary (click to enlarge).
– If the whiskey was bottled in bond, it will show the distillation and bottling years, if not faded away over time.
You’ll often find it in the lower right portion when looking at the bottom (some dates are much easier to distinguish than others).
Other distilleries use date codes that are more cryptic.– Prior to 1973, green bonded strips denoted the size of the bottle, for example 4/5 qt, on one end of the strip. Below is an example of a 1945-1960 style strip (click to enlarge).– In January of 1961, the “Series 111″ was changed to “Series 112″ on red strips and the size of the bottle no longer appeared at the end of non-bonded strips (except for mini bottles, which were excluded).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.