Monthly Archives: November 2015

Old Taylor Bonded, 4/5qt, 1915-1919

This bottle is particularly interesting for its remarkable resemblance to the current bottles of Old Taylor, right down to the tube it was packaged in.

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Stuart’s Rare Old Brand Bonded Whiskey, 1939-1947

Note that this bottle, while bottled-in-bond, is a whiskey and not specifically a bourbon. The label notes “Colored and Flavored with Wood Chips” and “This whiskey stored 8 years in used cooperage.”

Photos courtesy of Randall Borkus

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Cabin Still 5yr, 91pf, 4/5qt, 1958

Photos courtesy of Randall Borkus

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Very Old Fitzgerald 8yr, 1952-1960

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Old Fitzgerald 7yr Bonded, 4/5qt, 1959-1966

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Wild Turkey 8yr 101pf, New York, 1968

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Rose Brook 2-1/2 yr 90pf, Quart, 1968

Photos courtesy of Randall Borkus

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Very Very Old Fitzgerald 18yr 121pf “Blackhawk” 1951-1969

One of the rarest Very Old Fitzgerald bottlings, this was bottled at 121 barrel proof and 18 years old especially for the Wirtz family of Chicago. The Wirtzes owned (and still do) the Chicago Blackhawks and also run the largest liquor distribution company in the area. These bottles weren’t sold to the public, but rather were given to friends and business associates of the Wirtz family.

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Spring River Bourbon, 12yr 86pf, Quart – 1971

Photos courtesy of Steve Pendergast

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Old Grand Dad Bonded, Quart, 1966-1971

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Weller Special Reserve 90pf, 1/2 pint, ~1971

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Old Fitzgerald 1849 10yr, 90.4pf, 1972

Photos courtesy of Cody Turner

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Wild Turkey 8yr 101pf, 4/5qt, Lawrenceburg, 1972

Although the bottle was manufactured in 1971, the label started stating “Lawrenceburg” after the purchase of the Ripy distillery in 1972.

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Henry McKenna 6yr 86pf, 1/2 gallon, 1973

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Early Times Straight Bourbon, 80pf, 4/5qt, 1975

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Very Very Old Fitzgerald 12yr, 1967-1979

Photos courtesy of Eli Spitzner

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Colonel Randolph 16yr 116pf, 1990

Colonel Randolph was a bottling done for overseas markets by Julian Van Winkle III. Roughly 130 cases were bottled. It’s the highest proof bottling done with the famous PA-distilled batch of A.H. Hirsch bourbon.
Photos courtesy of Brian Daigle.

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Black Maple Hill 11yr Bourbon, 95pf

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Wild Turkey Russell’s Reserve 1998, 102.2pf, 2015

Said to be approx. 15 years old according to Campari marketing materials.

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