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cannot decipher lot code/expiration date based on posted instructions

Hello. My lot code is LE022JF 17:53. I realize that would be Jan 22 but I cannot understand the E for the year code. please help. thanks!
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  • Hi,

    Please provide us with your location and we will have our operations team contact you.

  • My address is 2213 golf Course Dr., Albany, GA, USA, 31721, and my number is 229–291–8345. Thanks, Dave Mullins
    Dave Mullins
  • I have the same issue. Please advise.

    Leah Mullins
  • Hi I would like to know the date as well on my bottle please it is L8078FJ2005
  • To Natalie or any other Kahlua support specialists-
    I responded with your requested info two months ago and never got an answer. Please help me. thanks
  • Hi Dave,

    I have reminded your local market about this request.
    Will get back to you as soon as i hear from them.

  • Hi,  Would like to know expiration date as can't
    figure it out. The numbers on my bottle of
    Kahlua are 3297FJ07:38.
    Thank you.

  • To find out when your bottle of Kahlúa was produced please read the Lot code which is printed on the bottom edge of the label on the backside of the bottle. You will find a code consisting of numbers and letter e.g. L3043FJ 12:01. The code in this example stands 12th of February 2013. The second character in the example “3” indicates the last digit of the year it was produced. The following 3 digits indicate the day in the year (Julian date) and the last 4 digits indicate the time of day.
  • There is no lot code printed on the back label of my bottle of Kahlua. There is a code printed near the neck of the bottle L110900 with 1208 underneath it. What does that mean? So is the production date April 19, 2001 at 12:08 AM? Or is it April 19, 2011 12:08 PM? I believe it was purchased at Aldi in Indianapolis, Indiana.
  • "Natalie from KAHLÚA has replied to:

    cannot decipher lot code/expiration date based on posted instructions
    Hi Ggivensjr,

    Most lot codes for the Kahlua plant is stated like this:

    What size is it on the bottle and can you describe the bottle? For example does it have a red ribbon on front of bottle with a little wax button?

    Natalie - Team Kahlua"

    Bottle size is 375ML(12.7Fl. OZ.) The bottle dark brown.
    There is red ribbon that starts under the seal just below the screw off cap and goes down front of bottle under the "Imported" red label and under the main Kahlua label (yellow with red KAHLUA). And yes there is brown wax button letter K. On back label there is instructions for making a Kahlua Mudslide and Kahlua White Russian and raised Kahlua is near top of bottle. On underside (bottom) of bottle there is what looks like an anchor but could be double J one flipped right to left and number 40 to right of anchor, 15, 30, 00 the 30 is lower than 15 and 00.

    George E Givens Jr
  • Hi,

    The last production of this type of bottle was back in 2012/2013. Shelf life for Kahlua is 4 years for best optimal flavor.

    I do not know the exact production date without the lot code.

    Best Regards, Team Kahlua
  • Here are pictures of front and back of bottle. The only code I can find is on the back on left shoulder of bottle. It reads L110900 and under it is 1208 in very faint dot matrix type print.

  • Hi,

    This may be a bottle from 2001. Is the product is 53proof? Then I will guess that this is 2001. We stopped producing 53proof (26.5%ABV) in the early 2000’s.

    Best Regards,
    Natalie - Team Kahlua
  • Can I assume it has gone bad or has at least lost its potency by now?
  • Yes it is 53 proof and 26.5 ABV.
  • Hi,

    Yes, unfortunately it´s old. Shelf life for Kahlua is 4 years.

    Best Regards, Natalie - Team Kahlua
  • Thank you I have discarded it.
    I bought new bottle yesterday.
    Lot # L9252FJ2313. What is best by date?

  • Hi George,

    Kahlua does not have a “Best Buy“ date. Shelf life is 4 years.

    Best Regards,
    Team Kahlua
  • Thank you,
    Best Regards
  • Cannot determine age of this bottle of Kahlua. Please help.
  • Hi, can you please tell me when this bottle was produced so I know if I should dump it?  I tried to read Julian but mine has letters.LE189JF 1412 I am in the US
  • My bottle of Kahlua has a code. L8009FJ1139 not sure expiration date.
  • Hi,
    Thank you for reaching out to us. To answer the production date of Kahlua, we need a lot-code which is located on the back of the bottle. Can you send me a picture similar to the one attached?

    All the best,
    Team Kahlua

  • Hi -
    Can you tell me the manufacture date of this bottle of Kahlua?
    Lot #: L9138FJ1048

    Is this May 18, 2009 at 10:48?

    Thank you!
  • Hi
    I would like to the expiration date for this bottle of Kahlua
    Lot # L0312FJ1156

    Thank you,
  • Have a bottle never opened ...
    code L2258FJ 14:06
    Is this a 2012 date code ?  If so ... I assume too old ??

  • Hello! I’m also here trying to determine if my bottle is still good. I have tried to determine the date on it. The code is the following: L1174F J2256

  • Hello, I have an old bottle of the 53 proof "imported" with the stamp on it bottle. These are the only places I see numbers on the back. I just would like to know its date, and what the alcohol content wou ld be if its already been opened.


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