Monthly Archives: August 2015

Hayner Private Stock Bonded Whiskey, Quart, 1912-1917

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Old Baker Bonded Whiskey, Pint, 1915-1919

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Old Fitzgerald Bonded Medicinal Pint, 1917-1930

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I.W. Harper Rye, Bonded Pint, 1917-1932

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Old Fitzgerald Bonded, 4/5qt, 1940-1947

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Wild Turkey Straight Maryland Rye 8yr 101pf, 1952

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Club Bourbon 7yr, 93pf, Stitzel Weller, 4/5qt, 1954

Bottled for the Pacific-Union Club on Nob Hill in San Franciso.
Photos courtesy of Thomas Oakes

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Old Fitzgerald 6yr Bonded Decanter, 4/5qt, 1954-1960

This is the same bottle featured in this great video on the design process of a decanter.
Photos courtesy of Jason Girard.

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Old Grand Dad Bonded, Pint, 1957-1961

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Old Grand Dad Bonded Decanter, 4/5qt, 1961

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Old Grand Dad Bonded Decanter, 4/5qt,1958-1962

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Old Fitzgerald Fleur-de-Lis Bonded Decanter, 4/5qt, 1956-1962

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Old Fitzgerald Bonded 6yr, 4/5qt, 1958-1964

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Weller Special Reserve Bonded 8yr, 1958-1966

Photos courtesy of Daniel Cowell

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Old Fitzgerald Bonded 6yr, 1961-1967

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Old Fitzgerald Prime 7yr 86.8pf, Half Gallon, 1966-1971 era

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Rebel Yell 6yr 90pf, Half Gallon, ~1970

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Very Old Barton 8yr Decanter, 86pf, 1970

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Old Fitzgerald Bonded, Pint, 1965-1971

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Old Weller Original 107pf, 1972

Note the image of Pappy on the label, and below him the plaque at Stitzel-Weller reading “But always fine bourbon.”

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Weller Antique Reserve 110pf, 4/5qt, 1972

Inside the box, this bottle came wrapped in a faux “newspaper” featuring a Weller ad.

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Old Taylor 86pf Export, 4/5qt, 1973

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Rebel Yell 90pf, 4/5qt with Drum Box,1973

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Wild Turkey 8yr 101pf, 1/2 Gallon, 1974

 

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Benchmark “American Legion” 86pf 6yr, 750ml – 1975

This is a very cool enclosure that looks like a porcelain decanter but actually contains a regular bottle. It depicts Fort Snelling in Minneapolis.

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Old Grand Dad Bicentennial Decanter, 86pf, 1976

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Old Forester 80pf Export, 700ml – 1977

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Michter’s Tutankhamun Decanter, 86pf, 750ml ~1978

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Benchmark 86pf, Quart, 1978

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Old Rip Van Winkle 11yr 94.4pf, 1978

This bottle was distilled in 1967, before the sale of Stitzel Weller by the Van Winkle Family, and bottled in 1978 by Julian Van Winkle II.

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Dowling Collector’s Edition 21yr, 94.6pf, ~1980

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Berghoff 8yr Bonded Bourbon, 1969-1980

Although age stated at 8 years, this is actually 11 years old.

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Benchmark 86pf, 750ml, 1982

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Old Crow 80pf Export, 750ml – 1983

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Van Winkle Family Reserve 14yr, 90.4pf, 1984

Distilled 1970, bottled at Lawrenceburg in 1984.  Two different batches are shown here.

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Maker’s Mark Limited Edition Gold Label 101pf, ~1984

Gold wax, gold label, gold box.  Maker’s offered this domestically from around 1983 until 1993, then they made it an export only product to the Far East thereafter.  It, like Maker’s Select, was discontinued around the year 2000.

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Old Taylor 6yr 86pf, 375ml, 1986

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Old Grand Dad 80pf Export, 750ml – 1987

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Maker’s Mark Select 95pf “Black Label” ~1992

Maker’s Mark Select 95 proof, circa 1992 with black wax, label, and box. This was an export-only offering sent to the Far East and Europe.  Note it was the only time in Maker’s history that they emblazoned both the box and bottle with “BOURBON” in all caps.  They wanted to be sure the foreign buyers knew exactly what was in the bottle.  The Select was discontinued around the year 2000.

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Pappy Van Winkle 20yr Green Glass, 1995-98

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Very Old Fitzgerald / Weller Leatherette Display Boxes

Several Very Old Fitzgerald varieties (as well as Old Fitzgerald 1849 and some Weller bottles) have been found encased in sturdy leatherette display-type cases complete with shot glasses and keys for the locking mechanism. The history seems murky on which bottles came with which boxes originally. I’ve been told that they may have been sold separately from the bottles, and that the design of the case didn’t necessarily match up to a particular whiskey. Another theory is that at some point in the 1960s the boxes were offered with any Old Fitzgerald that was 10 years or older. At some point in the 1970s these were replaced with a simple clear plastic box that contained the bottle.
If anybody has boxes not represented here I’d love photos.

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Willett 27yr, Barrel 473, 136.8pf, 2008

This barrel-proof Stitzel-Weller Willett bottled for Binny’s only produced 24 bottles!

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William Heavenhill Cask Strength, 135.6pf, 2014

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William Heavenhill Cask Strength, 144.6pf, 2015

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