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#1 Ross

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 12:05 AM

Ok, now I have seen it all :o

 

http://www.ebay.com/...=item2a37b9423c

 

 

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 12:25 AM

This bottle must be distilled between 1905 and 1910, here is some more information I found:

 

Lem Motlow’s exposure to constructing distilleries in Alabama with his brother Frank probably motivated him to further pursue his distilling ambitions. Soon after returning to his uncle’s Lynchburg distillery in 1905 a major disagreement between the pair provoked Lem Motlow to walk out and immediately start building another distillery on his farm on the outskirts of town a few kilometres up Barnes Road from the Hollow. He would make peach and apple brandy at what was to be known as the Upper Distillery. When Jack and Lem repaired their personal grievances Lem bought the plant from the Upper Distillery down to the Hollow to continue brandy distilling until 1910. There are also mentions of Lem Motlow buying another brandy distillery at Fayetteville Arkansas in the Ozark Mountains. It was alleged to have been operated by Lem’s younger brother J.D. Motlow (possibly Jack Daniel Motlow I, born 1889, died 1953). When Arkansas enacted State prohibition February 5th 1915 the distillery would have closed. Lem Motlow also owned in a distillery in Nashville (by 1917, possibly the Edelmon Distilling Company). Lem Motlow would invest in seven distilleries before Prohibition.


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Posted 13 February 2014 - 03:34 AM

Probably one of a kind.
You may never see one of these again.
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Posted 13 February 2014 - 05:21 AM

Beautiful!  I wish they would make these brandy's again



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Posted 13 February 2014 - 08:31 AM

A gem!!! I think Lem was a little bit more creative as Jack over the years,or!?


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Posted 13 February 2014 - 12:30 PM

A gem!!! I think Lem was a little bit more creative as Jack over the years,or!?

 

Oh yeah, he definitely was. Amazing bottle Ross!



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Posted 13 February 2014 - 09:36 PM

Just for a reference, here is the Apple Brandy, not mine unfortunately! Looks very different from the above

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 10:30 PM

Beautiful gem



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Posted 14 February 2014 - 05:15 AM

Hmmm, spot the difference if you can ::)

 

Look at what I found on the web: http://www.etsy.com/...zed-g-piuma-pre

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Posted 14 February 2014 - 09:29 AM

Hmmm, spot the difference if you can : :)

 

Look at what I found on the web: http://www.etsy.com/...zed-g-piuma-pre

 

wow - great research Ross, there's only really two explanations, either someone extremely knowledgeable has created a really believable fake or the same label company produced both those labels and used the same image.  I still "think" it's legit but with today's technology who knows for sure ?

 

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Posted 14 February 2014 - 02:45 PM

your kidding me



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Posted 14 February 2014 - 03:13 PM

http://www.wikihow.c...-Paper-Look-Old



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Posted 14 February 2014 - 03:22 PM

Let's start the reproduction ......



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Posted 14 February 2014 - 07:49 PM

I am with Max here.  I still "think" it is real.  But who knows?  These labels were mass produced for a lot of different companies back in the day.

 

Below is an example of a real bottle from another company that strongly resembles a Jack bottle.  Granted, I am showing it here with a reproduction label modeled after a real Jack Daniels label.  The real Jack Daniels label looks even more like the other companies label than the reproduction does.

 

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But again, with today's technology, I would be very weary of spending that much money.  Take a VERY real $300 dollar bottle.  Spend a couple hours making and applying a VERY good looking worn home-made label.  Sell it for over a grand.  That adds up to over $700 for a couple hours worth of work.  Definitely something that would attract those who follow a more malevolent path.


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Posted 15 February 2014 - 09:04 AM

 

 

Spooky



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Posted 15 February 2014 - 01:14 PM

Here is another Brandy bottle. Not peach, but apple. It is not Jack Daniel's or Motlow, but another example of the Brandy labels during this time.

Think it is fake?

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Posted 15 February 2014 - 10:49 PM

Beautiful looking bottle Mike.  There is no distiller on it however.   Is there a rear label?


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Posted 16 February 2014 - 12:39 PM

Beautiful looking bottle Mike.  There is no distiller on it however.   Is there a rear label?


No, there is not.

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 07:07 PM

Auction had a buy it now of $1200 at one point and then relisted. It's funny that the top is so worn out and the bottom part is so perfect.



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Posted 18 February 2014 - 07:26 PM

I say take a 5X loop to that bottle and inspect the label.






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