I continue to learn things about prohibition bottles everytime I get one. I thought all bottles of bourbon sold during prohibition had the green bonded tax stamp, but yesterday I received a bottle of 17 years old Old Crow without such a stamp. The reason - It was taken out of bond in 1916 after the 8 year bonding period had ended and it could not be considered a bonded whiskey at that point. The whiskey was made at W A Gaines Old Crow distillery but taken out of bond in 1916 and left at the Louisville Warehouse co. until it was bottled and sold in 1925. There is a strip seal across the cork with the spring 1908/spring 1925 dates on it, but it is not a green bottled-in-bond stamp.
I am looking for a good reason to open it ...
"Our people live almost exclusively on whiskey" - E H Taylor, Jr. 25 April 1873