Bourbon Blue Book

Updated 7/7/14

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:

If you would like to contribute to this resource, please e-mail the following information to info@bourbonbluebook.com:

  • Only include transactions in the last 3 months
  • Name of bourbon or rye, including producer
  • Vintage (year, proof, etc.)
  • Price paid or received (including shipping)
  • Source – does not have to be specific, just mention if it’s Craigslist or an Auction vs. a Facebook group or Reddit.

Description:

  • The number after the name represents the price sample size (how many were used to compute the trend). The number after the sample size is the value.
  • Numbers in Red have gone down in value since the last update. Numbers in Green are new or have increased since the last update.
  • 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 – 3
J. Bowman Gingerbread Beer Finished Ltd. Release – 4 – $125
J. Bowman Rye TPS Cask Strength 136pf – 3 – $700
J. Bowman Rye 10-11 Years 90pf – 2
J. Bowman Cask Strength Bourbon 18 Years 138.6pf – 2
J. Bowman Port Finished Ltd. Release #1 – 2
J. Bowman Last Millennium Ltd. Release – 2
J. Bowman Port Finished Ltd. Release #2 – 1

A.H. Hirsch

15 Year – 1
16 Year Gold Foil – 13 – $880
16 Year Blue Wax – 4 – $1,550*
16 Year Gold Wax – 3
17 Year Gold Wax
20 Year Red Wax – 5 – $2,000

Angel’s Envy

AE Cask Strength ’12 – 0
AE Cask Strength ’13 – 20 – $245

Black Maple Hill

BMH 16 Year Bourbon – 4 – $590
BMH 18 Year Rye – 2
BMH 21 Year Bourbon – 4 – $750
BMH 23 Year Rye – 3

Brown Foreman

Old Forester Birthday Bourbon ’02 – 1
Old Forester Birthday Bourbon ’03 – 1
Old Forester Birthday Bourbon ’04 – 1
Old Forester Birthday Bourbon ’05 – 2
Old Forester Birthday Bourbon ’06 – 1
Old Forester Birthday Bourbon ’07 – 5 – $120
Old Forester Birthday Bourbon ’08 – 1
Old Forester Birthday Bourbon ’09 – 9 – $90
Old Forester Birthday Bourbon ’10 – 5 – $115
Old Forester Birthday Bourbon ’11 – 6 – $90
Old Forester Birthday Bourbon ’12 – 11 – $80
Old Forester Birthday Bourbon ’13 – 20 – $90

Buffalo Trace

BTAC Thomas Handy Rye ’13 – 128.4 proof – 20 – $160
BTAC Thomas Handy Rye ’12 – 132.4 proof – 6 – $160
BTAC Thomas Handy Rye ’11 – 128.6 proof – 7 – $170
BTAC Thomas Handy Rye ’10 – 126.9 proof – 3 – $165
BTAC Thomas Handy Rye ’09 – 129 proof – 2
BTAC Thomas Handy Rye ’08 – 127.5 proof – 3
BTAC Thomas Handy Rye ’07 – 134.8 proof – 1
BTAC Thomas Handy Rye ’06 – 132.7 proof – 3

BTAC Eagle Rare 17, 90 Proof ’13 – 20 – $195
BTAC Eagle Rare 17, 90 Proof ’12 – 6 – $190
BTAC Eagle Rare 17, 90 Proof ’10 – 1
BTAC Eagle Rare 17, 90 Proof ’09 – 4 – $230
BTAC Eagle Rare 17, 90 Proof ’08 – 1
BTAC Eagle Rare 17, 90 Proof ’06 – 1
BTAC Eagle Rare 17, 90 Proof ’01 – 2
BTAC Eagle Rare 17, 90 Proof ’00 – 1

BTAC George T. Stagg ’13 – 128.2 proof – 16 – $200
BTAC George T. Stagg ’12 – 142.8 proof – 14 – $195
BTAC George T. Stagg ’11 – 142.6 proof – 8 – $220
BTAC George T. Stagg ’10 – 143 proof – 7 – $260
BTAC George T. Stagg ’09 – 141.4 proof – 3
BTAC George T. Stagg ’08 – 141.8 proof – 1
BTAC George T. Stagg ’07 – 144.8 proof – 2
BTAC George T. Stagg ’06 – 140.6 proof – 1
BTAC George T. Stagg ’05 Lot B – 131.8 proof – 3
BTAC George T. Stagg ’05 Lot A – 130.9 proof – 0
BTAC George T. Stagg ’04 – 129 proof – 2
BTAC George T. Stagg ’03 – 142.7 proof – 2
BTAC George T. Stagg ’02 – 137.6 proof – 2

BTAC William Larue Weller ’13 – 136.2 proof – 16 – $240
BTAC William Larue Weller ’12 – 123.4 proof – 5 – $260
BTAC William Larue Weller ’11 – 133.5 proof – 4 – $240
BTAC William Larue Weller ’10 – 126.6 proof – 3
BTAC William Larue Weller ’09 – 134.8 proof – 4
BTAC William Larue Weller ’08 – 125.3 proof – 3
BTAC William Larue Weller ’07 – 117.9 proof – 2
BTAC William Larue Weller ’06 – 129.9 proof – 4 – $1,000*
BTAC William Larue Weller ’05 – 121.9 proof – 9 – $450

BTAC Sazerac 18 Rye ’13 – 19 – $235
BTAC Sazerac 18 Rye ’07-’12 – 5 $245
BTAC Sazerac 18 Rye ’06 – 1
BTAC Sazerac 18 Rye ’05 – 1
BTAC Sazerac 18 Rye ’02 – 1
BTAC Sazerac 18 Rye ’01 – 1
BTAC Sazerac 18 Rye ’00 – 3 - $800

Blanton’s Straight From the Barrel – 13 – $160
Blanton’s Gold – 5 – $140
Blanton’s Silver – 1
Blanton’s Green – 0

Buffalo Trace Single Oak Project – 2 – $80

Elmer T. Lee 90th – 1
Elmer T. Lee Commemorative – 7 – $80

EH Taylor Sour Mash – 13 – $265
EH Taylor Tornado Surviving – 17 – $265
EH Taylor Barrel Proof – 7 – $120
EH Taylor Rye – 0
EH Taylor Single Barrel – 0

Weller Centennial Frankfort – 5 – $350

Four Roses

Four Roses Single Barrel LE 2007 – J.R. 40th Anniversary – 2
Four Roses Single Barrel LE 2008 – 120th Anniversary – 1
Four Roses Single Barrel LE 2009 – 4 – $300
Four Roses Single Barrel LE 2011 – 7 – $160
Four Roses Single Barrel LE 2012 – 6 – $150
Four Roses Single Barrel LE 2013 – 10 – $125
Four Roses Single Barrel LE 2014 – 5 -

Four Roses Mariage 2008 – 5 – $310
Four Roses Mariage 2009 – 3 – $325*
Four Roses Small Batch LE 2010 – 3 – $205
Four Roses Small Batch LE 2011 – 4 – $225
Four Roses Small Batch LE 2012 – 7 – $315
Four Roses Small Batch LE 2013 125th – 20 – $210

Heaven Hill

Alchemist – 3

PHC #1 Cask Strength – 10 – $600
PHC #2 27 Year – 8 – $725
PHC #3 Golden Anniversary – 11 – $715
PHC #4 Wheated – 15 – $500
PHC #5 Cognac Finished – 9 – $200
PHC #6 Blend of Mashbill – 12 – $150
PHC #7 Promise of Hope – 3 – $120

Rittenhouse Rye 21 – 6 – $400
Rittenhouse Rye 23 – 5 – $340
Rittenhouse Rye 25 – 2

Evan Williams Millenium Decanter – 2 – $80*
Evan Williams 23 Year – 2 – $350*

Elijah Craig 18 – 7 – $150
Elijah Craig 20 – 2
Elijah Craig 21 – 5 – $195
Elijah Craig 22 – 1
Elijah Craig Barrel Proof (releases vary some) – 18 – $95

Bourbon Valley 24 Year – 1

High West

High West Bourye – 19 – $145
High West 16 – 5 – $200
High West 21 (750ml) – 11 – $210

Jefferson’s Bourbon

Jefferson’s Presidential Select Bourbon, 17 Year Old – 17 – $400
Jefferson’s Presidential Select Bourbon, 18 Year Old – 11 – $225
Jefferson’s Presidential Select Bourbon, 21 Year Old – 2 – $175*
Jefferson’s Ocean First Release – 2

Jim Beam
Bookers 25th – 18 – $160

Kentucky Bourbon Distillers (Willett)

Vintage 13 Rye – 1
Vintage 17 – 19 - $280
Vintage 21 – 5 – $350
Vintage 21 Rye – 11 – $350
Vintage 23 – 2
Vintage 23 Rye – 1

Willett Family Estate Rye, 4 Year – 5 – $55
Willett Family Estate Rye, 5 Year – 1
Willett Family Estate Bourbon, 6 Year – 6 – $120
Willett Family Estate Bourbon, 8 Year – 7 – $125
Willett Family Estate Bourbon, 9 Year – 8 – $145
Willett Family Estate Bourbon, 10 Year – 12 – $155
Willett Family Estate Bourbon, 11 Year – 3 – $155
Willett Family Estate Bourbon, 12 Year – 1
Willett Family Estate Bourbon, 17 Year – 4
Willett Family Estate Bourbon, 18 Year – 1
Willett Family Estate Bourbon, 20 Year – 3
Willett Family Estate Bourbon, 21 Year – 4 – $300
Willett Family Estate Bourbon, 22 Year – 3 – $400*
Willett Family Estate Rye, 22 Year Green Ink, Doug Philips – 4 – $2,250*
Willett Family Estate Rye, 22 Year Black Ink, Doug & Neil – 2
Willett Family Estate Rye, 24 Year – 12 – $500-700*
Willett Family Estate Bourbon, 24 Year – 5 – $425
Willett Family Estate Rye, 25 Year – 7 – $500

Willett Family Estate Rye, 23 Year, Velvet Glove – 1
Willett Family Estate Bourbon, 23 year, Iron Fist – 4 – $1,700

Rathskeller Rye 23 Year – 6 – $2,250
LeNell’s Red Hook Rye – 2
Speakeasy Select Bourbon – 1
Very Old St. Nick 12 Year – 1
Very Old St. Nick 15 Year – 4 – $150
Very Old St. Nick 17 Year – 3 – $250
Very Old St. Nick 22 Year – 1
Very Old St. Nick 23 Year – 1
Very Old St. Nick 24 Year – 1
Very Old St. Nick Ancient Cask – 1
Old Man Winter Rye 18 Year – 2

Maker’s Mark

Maker’s Mark Select Black Wax 95 Proof – 7 – $160
Maker’s Mark Limited Edition Gold Wax 101 Proof – 8 – $225

Michter’s

Michter’s 10 Year – 20 – $130
Michter’s 10 Year Old Batches – 3
Michter’s 10 Year Rye – 12 – $240
Michter’s 20 Year – 11 – $530
Michter’s 25 Year – 2
Michter’s 25 Year Rye – 1

National Distillers

Old Grand Dad BIB – 4
Old Grand Dad 86 – 8 – $120
Old Grand Dad 114 – 4 – $240
Old Taylor BIB – 3
Old Taylor 86 – 6 – $100
Old Taylor 80 – 3
Old Crow 80 – 1
Bourbon Deluxe – 1

Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery

Old Rip Van Winkle 10 year – 20 – $165
Van Winkle Special Reserve 12 year Lot B – 20 – $200
Van Winkle Family Reserve Rye 13 year – 20 – $460
Pappy Van Winkle 15 year – 18 – $475
PVW 20 – 20 – $600
PVW 23 – 16 – $950

ORVW Decanter Set – 6 – $3,500

Stitzel-Weller

Old Fitzgerald Prime 80 – 3
Old Fitzgerald Prime 86 – 0
Old Fitzgerald BIB – 4 – $200*
Old Fitzgerald 1849, 8 year – 3
Cabin Still 90 – 1
W.L. Weller Special Reserve 90 – Louisville (pint or larger) – 5 – $60-125*
Very Old Fitzgerald – 4
Very Very Old Fitzgerald – 3
Weller Gold Vein – 2
Weller 19 – 1
Twisted Spoke 16 Year – 2
Weller Centennial Louisville – 2

United Distillers

Joseph Finch, 15 Year Old – 3
Henry Clay, 16 Year Old – 2
Old Charter 10 – 2

Wild Turkey

Wild Turkey 12 Gold Foil – 7 – $300
Wild Turkey 13 year – 2
Wild Turkey Tradition (early 90′s Duty Free) – 4 – $250
Wild Turkey Tradition 14 Year – 5 – $125
Wild Turkey American Spirit 15 Year – 11 – $200
Wild Turkey Tribute 15 Year – 7 – $800
Wild Turkey Legend – 6
Wild Turkey Pewter Top – 7 – $200
Wild Turkey Split Label – 9 – $290
Wild Turkey 101 Gold Foil – 4 – $275

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11 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.

  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?

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