Small Weddings are OK (as long as they are Golden Weddings)

Let me introduce myself. My name is David Spaid, former editor of The Miniature Bottle Collector, which is now out-of-print. I’ve been collecting bottles of all sizes for over 50 years and, apparently, I’ve had some impact on my son, Scott. From time-to-time I will be writing for WhiskeyBent.net. Cheers! Now, on to the article.

Perhaps some of the most beautiful bottles ever made were Golden Wedding whiskey in carnival glass. I’ve seen them in full pints before but don’t let that mislead you. The bottles pictured here are 1/10 pint miniatures and probably the best set of variations ever assembled in one place (my collection). Let’s take a closer look.

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Golden Wedding Ryes

The Ryes pictured above are major variations in that one is an “Old Rye” and the other is “RYE Whiskey A Blend”. Notice the one on the left does not mention Schenley as the distiller. The one on the right has the distinctive Schenley gold medal neck label, however.

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Golden Wedding Bourbon Whiskies

These three bourbons are my favorites of the bunch. Rather than ryes, we have bourbons with similar variations like the first two bottles. The bottle on the far right has to be the most handsome of them all and Schenley’s had no problem putting their name and gold seal on this one.

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More Golden Wedding Ryes with the Schenley’s masthead.

Finally, we have another set of ryes all with the Schenley’s masthead and gold seals. As far as dating these bottles go, I’m going to leave that to Scott to figure out so I can test his knowledge. Do you own a different variation of a Golden Wedding bottle in any size? Let Scott know so he can catalog it on this blog.

3 Comments

  1. Hello, Scott. I have a full/sealed mini bottle of Golden Wedding Rye with Schenley’s masthead, the exact same bottle as the one in the last set of photos on the bottom left. Can you date it and what’s it worth? Thanks, Bill.

    • Hi Bill,

      If your bottle is a 1/10th pint mini and in good condition (sealed, decent fill level, label in good shape) it is worth $75 – $100 in my opinion. They don’t come up for sale very often.

      Cheers,
      Scott

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