Selling Rare Bourbon

CycloneNorth

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Wanted to see if anyone had recommendations for how to sell a bottle of bourbon. I recently won a "Van Winkle Special Reserve 12 Years Old Lot B" in a raffle which is likely wasted on me.

Any idea on the best way to sell this?
 
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Cybone

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That’s a $1,000 bottle of bourbon.

What kinda raffles are you entering and how do I join?
 

DFWClone

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There’s Facebook pages you can unload that stuff on.

FYI, the bottle is worth roughly $650-$700
 

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Iowa Bourbon Hounds is a Facebook page that does b/s/t. Most states have equivalent Facebook pages.

And agreed - about a $700 bottle
 

mynameisjonas

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I have a bottle of “Very Old Fitzgerald” barreled around the 1950s or 60s. it’s probably worth today about $1000.
 
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It is illegal to sell alcohol without a license so you can’t post it to any public forum like marketplace. There are, however, several private facebook groups dedicated to that purpose and they are quite easy to find.

If you sell it non-locally keep in mind you will also need to ship it. It is federally illegal to ship alcohol without proper permissions through USPS. Whoever you ship it through, you cannot declare it alcohol (can’t even declare it liquid if using USPS) and will need to safety wrap the hell out of it
 
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CloneFanInKC

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Most of my display whiskeys have never been opened and some are upwards of 10+ years old. My father recently asked me why I don’t open them (for the record I have tasted from a different bottle every display bottle I have) and I told him those are my investment bottles .

I think I have at least $10K worth of investments on display. Waiting for a rainy day, buy that classic muscle car or my wife to divorces me and I can have some side cash .
 

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It is illegal to sell alcohol without a license so you can’t post it to any public forum like marketplace. There are, however, several private facebook groups dedicated to that purpose and they are quite easy to find.

If you sell it non-locally keep in mind you will also need to ship it. It is federally illegal to ship alcohol without proper permissions through USPS. Whoever you ship it through, you cannot declare it alcohol (can’t even declare it liquid if using USPS) and will need to safety wrap the hell out of it
 
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I had 9 different unopened "Duck Stamp" Jim Beam bottles acquired 3 at a time over three years (the way they were released) when alcohol could only be purchased through liquor stores in Iowa (circa 1987?). In the 90's my son had a party while we were gone on a business trip. Hey kids, they should all taste the same, you didn't need to sample all of them No idea what they'd be worth now and probably more appealing to a hunting enthusiast than a connoisseur of fine whiskey but a 40+ year old bourbon should have some value
 

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I would gladly pay ~$50 for a chance to win that bottle and many here are probably in the same boat if a share of the proceeds go to the right places. Please keep us updated.