dusty-bottles-side-by-side1-14810c8447c410cb62e2ff309fd0c0d67ed71979There is a lot of interest in collecting old ‘dusty’ bottles of whiskey. The prices of these bottles have risen tenfold in the last decade with some older bottles bringing prices in the tens of thousands of dollars. With the rise in price comes a rise in counterfeit bottles placed on the market by unscrupulous people. The best defense against fraud is to be educated on what a real bottle from that era looks like.

By Michael Veach

Photos by Justin Thompson

The 19th century produced few whiskey bottles compared to the 20th century. For most of the century Bourbon…

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