Monthly Archives: May 2015

Weller Special Reserve 8yr Bonded, 1956-1964

An excellent example of a bottle that is rarely seen these days. Photos courtesy of Eli Spitzner.

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Old Mister Kentucky Bourbon 10yr, 4/5qt, 103pf, 1967

 

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Gold Coach 8yr, 86pf, Half Pint, 1960s

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Echo Springs 7yr, 86pf, Half Pint, 1967

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Tennessee Walker Blended Whiskey, 86.8pf, 1/2 pint, 1968

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Continental’s Charter Oak Bourbon 86pf, 4yr, half pint, 1968

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Kentucky Deluxe Bourbon, 6yr 80pf, half pint, 1971

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Wild Turkey 8r, 86.8pf, 1989

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Van Winkle Family Reserve 12yr, 90.4pf, late 1980s – Black Wax

Bottled in the late 1980s for export, this bottle predates the “Lot A” and “Lot B” 12yr bottlings.
Two different versions have been spotted; one with the red foil capsule, and this one with black wax.

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Van Winkle Special Reserve Corti Brothers 19yr Black Wax, 91.4pf ~1994

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Hirsch Selection 12yr Canadian Whiskey

Photos courtesy of Eric Rueli.

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Old Rip Van Winkle Lottas Home Rye, 13yr, 95.6pf, 1998

A special bottling one for a German importer whose daughter was named Lotta. Photos courtesy of Eric Rueli.

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Old Rip Van Winkle 15yr 107pf, Premier Group Single Barrel, ~2002

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Old Commonwealth Bourbon, 10yr, 107pf, ~2002

Old Commonwealth was a special bottling done by Julian Van Winkle for Sam’s Liquor in Chicago, which was eventually bought out by Binny’s. It was also rumored to have been sold in some northern Indiana stores. It contained the same whiskey as the Old Rip Van Winkle 10 year of the same era. Photos courtesy of Eric Rueli.

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Van Winkle Family Reserve 18yr, Park Ave Single Barrel, 2003

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Old Rip Van Winkle Woodside 15yr, Batch B11, 92.4pf, 2003

Bottled by Julian Van Winkle for Woodside Pub in California, one of multiple barrels over several years.

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Old Rip Van Winkle Blue Smoke 18yr, 92.6pf, ~2003

Blue Smoke was a special bottling done by Julian Van Winkle for the Blue Smoke restaurant in New york. Photos courtesy of Eric Rueli.

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Willett Rye, 23yr, Barrel 11, 137.1pf, ‘The Iron Fist’ 2007

The Iron Fist and its sister barrel, The Velvet Glove, were some of the earliest rye picks done by Willett, preceded only by the first Doug’s and Red Hook barrels.

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Willett Bourbon, 17yr Barrel 1564, 148.4pf, ‘Dug’z & Willy’z’ 2008

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High West 12yr Rye, 375ml, 2010

Photos courtesy of Eric Rueli.

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