Monthly Archives: September 2014

Very Old Fitzgerald 12yr, 1950-1962

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Weller Antique Reserve 10yr 110pf, 1962

Photos courtesy of Zac Pencikowski

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Very Very Old Fitzgerald 12yr 86pf Export, 1955-1967

Photos submitted by Zac Pencikowski

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Very Very Old Fitzgerald 18yr, 1951-1969

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Old Rip Van Winkle 7yr 107pf Louisville, ~1974

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Hirsch Reserve 15yr 95.6pf, Block Letter Label

This was the original Hirsch 15 year offering. Photos courtesy of Brian Daigle.

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A.H. Hirsch 15yr 95.6pf, Script Label

This version of the 15yr was bottled after the Van Winkle style 15 yr label.  It was technically bottled after it had turned 16 yrs. Photos courtesy of Brian Daigle.

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A.H. Hirsch 16yr, 91.6pf, Blue Wax Script Label

This was the first bottling of the AH Hirsch 16. Photos courtesy of Brian Daigle.

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Boone’s Knoll 16yr, 91.6pf

This was one of three brands the Michter’s distillate was bottled under, along with A.H. Hirsch and Van Winkle Lot H. Photos courtesy of Brian Daigle.

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A.H. Hirsch 16yr, 95.6pf, Squat Gold Wax

This was the last bottling of the Hirsch 16 at the higher 95.6 proof. Photos courtesy of Brian Daigle.

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A.H. Hirsch 16yr, 91.6pf, Squat Black Wax

This was the first version of the Hirsch 16 that was bottled at the lower 91.6 proof. Photos courtesy of Brian Daigle.

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Van Winkle Family Selection “Lot H” 16yr, 95.6pf

The Lot H bottles were likely bottled using whiskey from the Boone distillery, which was also used for the first bottles of Pappy 20. Photos courtesy of Brian Daigle.

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Van Winkle Family Selection “Lot H” 17yr, 95.6pf

The Lot H bottles were likely bottled using whiskey from the Boone distillery, which was also used for the first bottles of Pappy 20. Photos courtesy of Brian Daigle.

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A.H. Hirsch 17yr, 95.6pf, Gold Wax Script Bottle

The gold wax A.H. hirsch 17 is essentially the same whiskey bottled as the Van Winkle Lot H 17 year. Photos courtesy of Brian Daigle.

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A.H. Hirsch 16yr, 91.6pf, Gold Wax Tall Bottle

This is the second to last original bottling of the Hirsch 16, prior to the recent humidor bottle. Photos courtesy of Brian Daigle.

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A.H. Hirsch 16yr, 91.6pf, Gold Foil Top

The gold foil was the final original bottling of the Hirsch 16, prior to the recent humidor bottle. Photos courtesy of Brian Daigle.

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A.H. Hirsch 20yr, 91.6pf, Red Wax Script Bottle

The only version of the 20 year Michter’s distilled Hirsch. Photos courtesy of Brian Daigle.

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Old Rip Van Winkle Old Time Rye 12yr, 1997

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A.H. Hirsch 16yr, 91pf, Humidor Bottle

In 2009 some of the remaining 16 year Hirsch bourbon was rebottled in hand blown glass bottles and packaged in a humidor case. This was the final bottling of the 16. Photos courtesy of Brian Daigle.

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Maker’s Mark Cask Strength, 113.2pf, 2014

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Willett 21yr, Barrel C12, 2014

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Willett 10yr Barrel 1401, 2014

2014 summer bottling for Binny’s

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Willett 21yr Barrel C19A “Pot O’ Gold,” 2014

DC bottling

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Willett 10yr, Barrel 1643, 2014

10-year Willett released for the 2014 Kentucky Bourbon Festival. Split between Liquor World and Toddy’s in Bardstown.

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