1792 Ridgemont Reserve 1792 (aka Ridgewood Reserve)

1843 David Nicholson 1843

1849 Old Fitzgerald 1849

AA Ancient Age

AAA Ancient Ancient Age (usually 10yo, but also 10 Star, Barrel 107)

BH Basil Hayden

BMH Black Maple Hill

BT Buffalo Trace

BTAC Buffalo Trace Antique Collection 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002

BTEC Buffalo Trace Experimental Collection

COK Cream of Kentucky

EC 12/ EC 18 Elijah Craig 12yo / 18yo

ER 101 Eagle Rare 101

ER 17 Eagle Rare 17yo

ERSB Eagle Rare Single Barrel

ET Early Times

ETL Elmer T Lee

EW Evan Williams

EWSB Evan Williams Single Barrel

FC Fighting Cock

FR Four Roses

FRSB Four Roses Single Barrel

FRSmB Four Roses Small Batch

FR120th 120 year Anniversary of the brand

FR40th Four Roses Jim Rutledge Commemorative Bottling

GD George Dickel

GDBS George Dickel Barrel Select

GD SBR George Dickel Special Barrel Reserve 10yo

GTS George T Stagg

HazMat George T Stagg produced over 140 proof

HH Heaven Hill

JB Jim Beam

JD Jack Daniels

KC Knob Creek

KT Kentucky Tavern

L&G Labrot and Graham

Lot B Van Winkle Special Reserve 12yo Lot B

MM Makers Mark

OB Old Bardstown

OC Old Charter 7yo BIB, 8yo, 10yo, 12yo

OCPR Old Charter Proprietors Reserve 13yo

OFBB Old Forester Birthday Bourbon

OGD Old Grand Dad 86, 100, 114

OO Old Overholt

ORVW Old Rip Van Winkle (several ages/proofs)

ORVWOTR Old Rip Van Winkle Old Tyme Rye 12yo


OWR Old Whiskey River

Pappy Pappy Van Winkle 15/ 20 /23yo

PHC Parkers Heritage Collection

PVW Pappy Van Winkle 15 /20/23yo

RHF Rock Hill Farms

RR 101/ RR 90 Wild Turkey Russells Reserve

Saz Jr. Sazerac Straight Rye (with no age statement)

Saz/ Saz 18 Sazerac 18yo Rye

SW, S-W Stitzel-Weller

The Fox Virginia Gentleman 90

Tribute WT Tribute

VG Virginia Gentleman

VOB Very Old Barton 80, 86, 90, BIB

VROHH Very Rare Old Heaven Hill 10yo BIB

VOF Very Old Fitzgerald

VSOF Very Special Old Fitzgerald 12yo

VVOF Very Very Old Fitzgerald

VWFRR Van Winkle Family Reserve Rye 13yo

WLW William Larue Weller

WR Woodford Reserve

WRFG Woodford Reserve Four Grain

WRSC Woodford Reserve Sonoma Cutrer

WT Wild Turkey (often followed by age/proof)

WTAS Wild Turkey American Spirit

WTKS Kentucky Spirit

WTRB Rare Breed


ABV Alcohol By Volume

BHC Bourbon Heritage Collection

BIB Bottled In Bond and here and here

BOTY Bourbonian of the Year. Work hard and one day you may be bestowed with this title.

BTOTY Bourbonian Taster of the Yearputtin your tongue to the test. 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008

BUB Butt Ugly Bottle- an older bottling of ETL /Barrel 107

DSP Distilled Spirits Plant see also: The Cecil Index

GNS Grain Neutral Spirits

KBD Kentucky Bourbon Distillers

KBF Kentucky Bourbon Festival

KSB Kentucky Straight Bourbon

NAS No Age Statement

ND National Distillers

SB Single Barrel

UDV United Distillers and Vintners

UPC Universal Product Code (the bar code that is on everything you buy)

VBT Virtual Blind Tasting rules bottlings 1 2