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Here's the thing: apparently in a (decidedly lame) effort to cross-promote the brand's conditioner, Clairol has taken to printing random useless factoids ("Herbalhead games") on its shampoo and conditioner bottles in the form of question and answer. For example, this evening I spent several seconds puzzling over my Herbal Essences drama clean refreshing shampoo conditioner answer.List this exposure if you are trying to sell your bottle as the collector will notice the change in flavor.

Unlike wines, spirits and high-proof whiskeys and liquors do not age once they are bottled.

Look on the bottle for a government warning printed on the label. Check for a tax stamp, a thin strip of paper that goes over the top of the bottle to indicate tax had been paid.

If you cannot find one, your bottle was distilled before 1989, which was the year when the U. These stamps were mandatory before 1985 before bar code inventory methods replaced the need for the stamp. If it has both metric and standard English measurements, then it is from the late 70s.

Look for the raised letters on the bottle that say, "Federal Law Prohibits the Resale or Reuse of this Bottle." This will date your bottle between 19, when federal law required all bottle manufacturers to have this wording in their molds.

Browse the Internet for specific pages on your particular brand of alcohol.

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