Monthly Archives: September 2015

Churchill Bourbon, Bonded 5yr Pint, 1936-1941


Interesting text on the rear label regarding an Old Grand Dad connection.

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Old Forester Bonded Decanter, 1948-1952

Photos courtesy of Don Wallace

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Old Fitzgerald Tournament Decanter, 4/5qt, 1956-1963

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Virginia Gentleman Bourbon, 90pf, Quart, 1975

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Very Very Old Fitzgerald 12yr, 750ml, 1981

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Old Rip Van Winkle Very Special Stock, 12yr 90.4pf, 1985

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Weller Special Reserve 90pf NAS, Liter, ~1986

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Hirsch Selection 13yr Rye, Lot 97-1, ~1997


This was a rye bottled by Julian Van Winkle for Preiss, and was taken from the same stocks as the Van Winkle Family Reserve Rye. This first lot would have been the same as a non-lettered Van Winkle Rye.

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Van Winkle Family Reserve Rye “A” Lawrenceburg, 1999


The Van Winkle Rye reportedly started as a single-source whiskey, rumored to be Medley distillate. The remaining whiskey stayed in the barrel year after year until it reached 19 years old, at which point it was tanked in stainless steel and mingled with Bernheim (Cream of Kentucky) rye. This bottle would have been 15-year old pre-tank rye with all Medley distillate. For more info see the Van Winkle timeline.

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Hirsch Selection 13yr Rye, Lot 00-1, ~2000


This was a rye bottled by Julian Van Winkle for Preiss, and was taken from the same stocks as the Van Winkle Family Reserve Rye. This later lot would have been the same as a “C”-lettered Van Winkle Rye.

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Van Winkle Special Reserve 18yr, Binny’s Single Barrel, 121.6pf – 2003

The only single barrel Van Winkle bottled for Binny’s, and one of very few barrel proof Van Winkles ever bottled.
Distilled June 10, 1985 and bottled December 2003.

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Weller 12yr 90pf, Binny’s Single Barrel, 2004

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Pappy Van Winkle 15yr, Julio’s Liquor Single Barrel, ~2005

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Willett 25yr Rye, 94 Proof, 2008

Distilled 5/10/1983, “imported by 158023.” Originally bottled from Liquor World in Bardstown.

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Willett 24yr Rye, Glen Fahrn Barrel 14, 138.8pf, 2008

Distilled 4/10/1984, Selected for Glen Fahrn GmbH by Doug Phillips, and came with two different wax colors. Bottles 1-60 were black and the whiskey was unfiltered; bottles 61-218 were white and the whiskey was filtered.

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Willett 7yr Bourbon, Barrel 8219, 122.2pf, 2008


Selected by “The Bourbon Society”

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Willett 6yr Bourbon, Barrel 6813, 121.6pf, 2008


Selected by “The Bourbon Society”

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Willett 17yr Bourbon Barrel 33A, 133.7pf, 2010


Distilled 4/6/1993, selected for “The Bourbon Society”

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Willett 17yr Bourbon, Barrel 44A, “First in Peace” 2010


Selected by Ledroit Brands/Bourbon DC

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Willett 21yr Bourbon Barrel 9948, 107pf, 2012

This bottling was marketed by K&L Liquors as having been distilled by Stitzel-Weller, though Willett has never confirmed.

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