Photo libraries, in ascending order by bottling year

Seagram’s Pedigree Straight Bourbon, Canada, 8yr 100pf, 1934

Today bourbon is required to be produced in USA to be called bourbon, but it wasn’t always so.
Photos courtesy of Glenn Riven

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Four Roses Blend of Straight Bourbons, 1956

The reason this is called a “blend of straight bourbon whiskeys” is that Seagrams had multiple distilleries, in different states. If it was all distilled in one state it could simply be labeled straight bourbon whiskey, but I imagine this had some bourbon distilled in Kentucky and also some distilled in Indiana, so by regulation it had to be called a blend of straights.

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Henry McKenna 6yr 86pf, ~1967

Photos courtesy of Kurt Suda.

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Old Quaker Bourbon, 4yr 86pf, 4/5qt, Export ~1972

This whiskey was distilled at the Old Quaker distillery, the “other” distillery in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, which was owned by Schenley.

Photos courtesy of Mimmotron

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

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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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Benchmark 86pf, Quart, 1978

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Benchmark 86pf, 750ml, 1982

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Benchmark 86pf Louisville, 200ml, 1982

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Benchmark 86pf Louisville, 750ml, 1987

 

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Benchmark 80pf 1.75L, Louisville, ~1988

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