Old Fiddle Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Old Fiddle
Old Fiddle Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Old Fiddle Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Circa 1950, these Old Fiddles have been in the family for a while and I’m the current caretaker. Known for their “fiddle” shape, they were inspired by the song “My Old Kentucky Home” written by Stephen Foster. Bourbon doesn’t get any more Kentucky than this.

Old Fiddle was a product of Bardstown Distillery out of, you guessed it, Bardstown, Kentucky. I don’t know much about this brand but I look forward to finding out more as I post photos of my other fiddle bottles in the future (Old Anthem, Bourbon Springs, Bard’s Town, and Bard’s Town Bond). With that said, here is the text from the back label, which has an ariel view of Bardstown Distillery. Enjoy!

“The Fiddle Bottle (design patent 107353) has been designed in honor of the immortal bard, Stephen Foster, who composed “My Old Kentucky Home” at Bardstown 1852.

For 129 years the limestone waters that bubble from Bourbon Springs have been used to make bourbon whiskey famous for richness, mellowness, and bouquet. With these seemingly magical waters, and fine grains, our distillers make our whiskey by the same, slow method their fathers used. You will find this a fine drinking and mixing whiskey, rich in body, exquisite in flavor and bouquet, mild and mellow.”



16 Replies to “Old Fiddle Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey”

  1. I have some of these Old Fiddle bottles. I would like to know there worth. My grandmother have them to me many years ago. Please reply.

    1. Hi Linda do you still have this bottle? My honey is fiddler and I am looking for a gift for him this just came across when I google and I am interested to see if you still have and if you do what is it you asking for?

  2. I just bought a bottle of Old Kentucky whiskey to use as a decoration for my cafe. It had liquid in it and when I went to open it to see if it still smelled like bourbon I discovered that the seal was still intact! How can I tell how old it is?

      1. Thanks, Scott. I took photos of the bottle and stamp on the bottom but didn’t see how to attach them. I appreciate the guesstimate.

        1. Any update on the valuation of this? I just came across one with at least 3/4 remaining and seal intact.

  3. I just came across a bottle of the same bourbon, the seal is unbroken but there is only 25% of the bourbon in the bottle. can it evaporate after all the years

  4. Any idea what a case of 1/10 pint bottles would be valued at? They were never filled, labels never applied still in original case. I do have unused labels as well for various sizes.

  5. I’d be interested in a couple of empty bottles for my violin shop. Get back to me on price and shipping

  6. I have a fiddle shaped business card that opens to reveal “Songs we love to sing” by Stephen Foster. The first song and lyric is “My old Kentucky Home”. There are lyrics for six additional songs and the final page says this little pamphlet was created to honor Stephen Foster. It is 3 1/4” by 1 1/4” and was printed for Lido’s Spaghetti House at 15 Beekman St NYC. Apparently they had “FOOD FIT FOR A KING”
    It is interesting to read about the bottle and the man who inspired it.

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