Bourbon Blue Book

Updated 10/10/14 in preparation for a forthcoming relaunch.

This is an attempt to provide a reference for the value of special bottles of bourbon and rye. This estimates a replacement value based on the secondary market. This should be used for insurance purposes and other legal activities.  Trust these as much, or as little as you want, but they are not the authority, just my best effort.

This is certainly not a reference sheet for purchasing to sell, as you may get left holding what you bought. Please don’t buy bourbon to flip it, as it helps no one. You’ll probably lose money, and you won’t like what you purchased because you didn’t buy it to drink.

Help Us:

Soon you will be able to enter the information into a form that will feed the automated database. Please do not submit any more prices to us via e-mail.

Description:

  • There are value ranges listed when there is a difference in vintage or there is a lack of consistent data.
  • If a value is not listed, it is either because there were not enough prices to provide anything reliable, or we are waiting until it has time to sell off the shelves before we publish it.
  • Values indicated include shipping
  • If there is an * after the value, use caution. The values with the asterisks designate a value with a lower confidence interval. This could be due to a small sample size, or high standard deviation of reported prices.

Values:

A. Smith Bowman

J. Bowman “Hazmat” 17 Year 147.5pf
J. Bowman Gingerbread Beer Finished Ltd. Release – $125
J. Bowman Rye TPS Cask Strength 136pf – $700
J. Bowman Rye 10-11 Years 90pf
J. Bowman Cask Strength Bourbon 18 Years 138.6pf
J. Bowman Port Finished Ltd. Release #1
J. Bowman Last Millennium Ltd. Release
J. Bowman Port Finished Ltd. Release #2

A.H. Hirsch

15 Year
16 Year Gold Foil – $880
16 Year Blue Wax – $1,550*
16 Year Gold Wax
17 Year Gold Wax
20 Year Red Wax – $2,000

Angel’s Envy

AE Cask Strength ’12
AE Cask Strength ’13 – $245

Black Maple Hill

BMH 16 Year Bourbon – $590
BMH 18 Year Rye
BMH 21 Year Bourbon – $1,000
BMH 23 Year Rye

Brown Foreman

Old Forester Birthday Bourbon ’02 – $300
Old Forester Birthday Bourbon ’03 – $250
Old Forester Birthday Bourbon ’04 – $225
Old Forester Birthday Bourbon ’05 – $220
Old Forester Birthday Bourbon ’06 – $180
Old Forester Birthday Bourbon ’07 – $175
Old Forester Birthday Bourbon ’08
Old Forester Birthday Bourbon ’09 – $90
Old Forester Birthday Bourbon ’10 – $115
Old Forester Birthday Bourbon ’11 – $90
Old Forester Birthday Bourbon ’12 – $80
Old Forester Birthday Bourbon ’13 – $90

Buffalo Trace

BTAC Thomas Handy Rye ’13 – 128.4 proof – $175
BTAC Thomas Handy Rye ’12 – 132.4 proof – $170
BTAC Thomas Handy Rye ’11 – 128.6 proof – $210
BTAC Thomas Handy Rye ’10 – 126.9 proof – $190
BTAC Thomas Handy Rye ’09 – 129 proof – $200
BTAC Thomas Handy Rye ’08 – 127.5 proof – $200
BTAC Thomas Handy Rye ’07 – 134.8 proof – $225
BTAC Thomas Handy Rye ’06 – 132.7 proof – $300

BTAC Eagle Rare 17, 90 Proof ’13 – $200
BTAC Eagle Rare 17, 90 Proof ’12 – $200
BTAC Eagle Rare 17, 90 Proof ’10
BTAC Eagle Rare 17, 90 Proof ’09 – $230
BTAC Eagle Rare 17, 90 Proof ’08 – $225
BTAC Eagle Rare 17, 90 Proof ’06 – $300
BTAC Eagle Rare 17, 90 Proof ’01
BTAC Eagle Rare 17, 90 Proof ’00

BTAC George T. Stagg ’13 – 128.2 proof – $225
BTAC George T. Stagg ’12 – 142.8 proof – $200
BTAC George T. Stagg ’11 – 142.6 proof – $250
BTAC George T. Stagg ’10 – 143 proof – $325
BTAC George T. Stagg ’09 – 141.4 proof
BTAC George T. Stagg ’08 – 141.8 proof – $400
BTAC George T. Stagg ’07 – 144.8 proof
BTAC George T. Stagg ’06 – 140.6 proof
BTAC George T. Stagg ’05 Lot B – 131.8 proof – $650
BTAC George T. Stagg ’05 Lot A – 130.9 proof
BTAC George T. Stagg ’04 – 129 proof
BTAC George T. Stagg ’03 – 142.7 proof
BTAC George T. Stagg ’02 – 137.6 proof

BTAC William Larue Weller ’13 – 136.2 proof – $250
BTAC William Larue Weller ’12 – 123.4 proof – $260
BTAC William Larue Weller ’11 – 133.5 proof – $300
BTAC William Larue Weller ’10 – 126.6 proof – $325
BTAC William Larue Weller ’09 – 134.8 proof – $350
BTAC William Larue Weller ’08 – 125.3 proof – $400
BTAC William Larue Weller ’07 – 117.9 proof – $450
BTAC William Larue Weller ’06 – 129.9 proof – $1,100
BTAC William Larue Weller ’05 – 121.9 proof – $450

BTAC Sazerac 18 Rye ’13 – $250
BTAC Sazerac 18 Rye ’07-’12 $300
BTAC Sazerac 18 Rye ’06 $400
BTAC Sazerac 18 Rye ’05 $400
BTAC Sazerac 18 Rye ’02 $400
BTAC Sazerac 18 Rye ’01 $850
BTAC Sazerac 18 Rye ’00 – $900

Blanton’s Straight From the Barrel – $160
Blanton’s Gold – $140
Blanton’s Silver
Blanton’s Green

Buffalo Trace Single Oak Project – $80

Elmer T. Lee 90th
Elmer T. Lee Commemorative – $100

EH Taylor Sour Mash – $300
EH Taylor Tornado Surviving – $300

Weller Centennial Frankfort – $350

Four Roses

Four Roses Single Barrel LE 2007 – J.R. 40th Anniversary
Four Roses Single Barrel LE 2008 – 120th Anniversary
Four Roses Single Barrel LE 2009 – $300
Four Roses Single Barrel LE 2011 – $180
Four Roses Single Barrel LE 2012 – $170
Four Roses Single Barrel LE 2013 – $170
Four Roses Single Barrel LE 2014 – $175

Four Roses Mariage 2008 – $325
Four Roses Mariage 2009 – $325
Four Roses Small Batch LE 2010 – $280
Four Roses Small Batch LE 2011 – $225
Four Roses Small Batch LE 2012 – $325
Four Roses Small Batch LE 2013 125th – $235

Heaven Hill

Alchemist

PHC #1 Cask Strength – $600
PHC #2 27 Year – $725
PHC #3 Golden Anniversary – $715
PHC #4 Wheated – $500
PHC #5 Cognac Finished – $215
PHC #6 Blend of Mashbill – $150
PHC #7 Promise of Hope – $120

Rittenhouse Rye 21 – $400
Rittenhouse Rye 23 – $340
Rittenhouse Rye 25

Evan Williams Millenium Decanter – $80*
Evan Williams 23 Year – $350*

Elijah Craig 18 – $150
Elijah Craig 20
Elijah Craig 21 – $195
Elijah Craig 22
Elijah Craig Barrel Proof (releases vary some) – $95

Bourbon Valley 24 Year

High West

High West Bourye – $145
High West 16 – $200
High West 21 (750ml) – $210

Jefferson’s Bourbon

Jefferson’s Presidential Select Bourbon, 17 Year Old – $500
Jefferson’s Presidential Select Bourbon, 18 Year Old – $350
Jefferson’s Presidential Select Bourbon, 21 Year Old – $180
Jefferson’s Ocean First Release $500

Jim Beam
Bookers 25th – $180

Kentucky Bourbon Distillers (Willett)

Vintage 13 Rye
Vintage 17 – $325
Vintage 21 – $350
Vintage 21 Rye – $450
Vintage 23 $400
Vintage 23 Rye $400

Willett Family Estate Rye, 4 Year – $55
Willett Family Estate Rye, 5 Year
Willett Family Estate Bourbon, 6 Year – $120
Willett Family Estate Bourbon, 8 Year – $125
Willett Family Estate Bourbon, 9 Year – $145
Willett Family Estate Bourbon, 10 Year – $155
Willett Family Estate Bourbon, 11 Year – $155
Willett Family Estate Bourbon, 12 Year
Willett Family Estate Bourbon, 17 Year
Willett Family Estate Bourbon, 18 Year
Willett Family Estate Bourbon, 20 Year
Willett Family Estate Bourbon, 21 Year – $300
Willett Family Estate Bourbon, 22 Year – $400*
Willett Family Estate Rye, 22 Year Green Ink, Doug Philips – $2,250*
Willett Family Estate Rye, 22 Year Black Ink, Doug & Neil
Willett Family Estate Rye, 24 Year – $500-700*
Willett Family Estate Bourbon, 24 Year – $425
Willett Family Estate Rye, 25 Year – $500

Willett Family Estate Rye, 23 Year, Velvet Glove
Willett Family Estate Bourbon, 23 year, Iron Fist – $1,700

Rathskeller Rye 23 Year – $2,250
LeNell’s Red Hook Rye $2,000
Speakeasy Select Bourbon
Very Old St. Nick 12 Year
Very Old St. Nick 15 Year – $150
Very Old St. Nick 17 Year – $250
Very Old St. Nick 22 Year
Very Old St. Nick 23 Year
Very Old St. Nick 24 Year
Very Old St. Nick Ancient Cask
Old Man Winter Rye 18 Year

Maker’s Mark

Maker’s Mark Select Black Wax 95 Proof – $160
Maker’s Mark Limited Edition Gold Wax 101 Proof – $225

Michter’s

Michter’s 10 Year – $130
Michter’s 10 Year Old Batches
Michter’s 10 Year Rye – $240
Michter’s 20 Year – $600
Michter’s 25 Year $1,000
Michter’s 25 Year Rye

National Distillers

Old Grand Dad BIB
Old Grand Dad 86 – $120
Old Grand Dad 114 – $240
Old Taylor BIB
Old Taylor 86 – $100
Old Taylor 80
Old Crow 80
Bourbon Deluxe

Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery

Old Rip Van Winkle 10 year – $225
Van Winkle Special Reserve 12 year Lot B – $300
Van Winkle Family Reserve Rye 13 year – $500
Pappy Van Winkle 15 year – $525
PVW 20 – $800
PVW 23 – $1,200

ORVW Decanter Set – $3,500

Stitzel-Weller

Old Fitzgerald Prime 80
Old Fitzgerald Prime 86
Old Fitzgerald BIB – $200*
Old Fitzgerald 1849, 8 year
Cabin Still 90
W.L. Weller Special Reserve 90 – Louisville (pint or larger) – $60-125*
Very Old Fitzgerald
Very Very Old Fitzgerald
Weller Gold Vein – $550
Weller 19
Twisted Spoke 16 Year
Weller Centennial Louisville

United Distillers

Joseph Finch, 15 Year Old
Henry Clay, 16 Year Old
Old Charter 10

Wild Turkey

Wild Turkey 12 Gold Foil – $300
Wild Turkey 13 year
Wild Turkey Tradition (early 90’s Duty Free) – $225
Wild Turkey Tradition 14 Year – $125
Wild Turkey American Spirit 15 Year – $200
Wild Turkey Tribute 15 Year – $800
Wild Turkey Tribute 15 Year – Japan – $375
Wild Turkey Legend
Wild Turkey Pewter Top – $200
Wild Turkey Split Label – $270
Wild Turkey 101 Gold Foil – $275

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28 Responses to Bourbon Blue Book

  1. adam dees says:

    what about the valley tan release from highwest. the new one not to the public?

    • jsbull says:

      If something hasn’t been reported as sold, we can’t list it. Except for some bottles that swap hands regularly, most barrel selects or private releases won’t be listed here.

  2. Jamison says:

    Can you give us an idea of what the Old St. Nicks sell for please. I have heard that they are readily available in certain African countries like South Africa, Egypt, and Morroco.

    • jsbull says:

      Sorry, but I have a policy that I don’t give out pricing info until I get enough data to release it publicly. If I did, I’d be overwhelmed with private inquiries.

      Hopefully I’ll get some additional data and be able to publish it soon.

    • Jax says:

      I saw none in South Africa, but I can’t promise I didn’t miss it. They drink VERY little American whiskey there, the best stuff I saw was Knob & Maker’s.

  3. Jonny says:

    Can you give any reason as to why the Old Grand Dad 114 is priced so high in the secondary market? $240 seems like a large jump from the $25 bottle you can easily buy in a store.

    • jsbull says:

      Yes, the current bottle is a Beam product, and not the same as those listed from National Distillers. Those bottles stopped being produced in the early 90’s (I believe).

  4. Rich says:

    The juice from National Distillers stopped at 1987, hence the price discrepancy between old and new Old Grand Dads, Old Taylors, etc.

  5. Joe Blow says:

    Is the BMH 16 the SB or SmB?

  6. David says:

    For the Pappy Van Winkles, do you take into account the years they were bottled? 100% Stitzel-Weller juice compared to a mixture of the ones that were bottled at a later date?

  7. jsbull says:

    That is correct. The pricing assumes 750ml.

  8. Josh says:

    Any idea when the re-launch will be? Is this just an update or an entirely new site?

  9. Dave says:

    Does Gibsons finest canadian whiskey with original seal from 1981 have any value? Thanks

  10. Code24 says:

    Ok. what do you do with rare bottled bourbons with low quantities, do you have an archive? example… I have the first bottling of Rare Breed in the box, I talked to Jimmie Russell and he would like to drink it with me since they only bottled a little over 120 bottles and he really liked it. The other question is how do you value signed bottles… like a Booker Noe 10th anniversary bottle of Booker’s signed and a serial number on it too? thanks for your hard work!

    • jsbull says:

      We can’t price bottles that rare that aren’t transacted often. Value is really in the eye of the beholder. If Jimmy wants to drink a bottle with you, that’s probably as good of a reason as any to open it.

      Signed bottles aren’t worth any more than unsigned typically, unless you find a person who is really into it.

  11. Bpapro01 says:

    Any idea with Old Charter 10 year and Ancient Ancient Age 10 year?

  12. Bpapro01 says:

    What about the Old Taylors? I noticed some are from Clermont,KY and some are from Frankfort.

  13. Josh says:

    Any chance of a refresh soon? :)

    • jsbull says:

      Yes, we will be relaunching completely. It will be more automated and there will be additional features. It’s just taking longer to wrap up than we expected.

  14. Josh says:

    You the man JSB!!!

  15. Bob Wake says:

    What you are attempting here ( compiling this info ) is a HUGE undertaking with very far reaching implications!! I wish you the best of luck!!

  16. jeremy says:

    How often is this updated?

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