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02-26-2009, 15:57

Toward Designer Bourbon Whiskeys With Custom-tailored Aromas

Who can ID the old bottle in the photo?


02-26-2009, 17:05
Cooked apple - I like that! I don't think I've ever heard that one, but I know what they mean. Apple dumpling, with a sugary crust, and with nuts, cinnamon and sugar in the center. Hot from the oven.

I have definitely tasted that in some bourbons.

I don't think it's in the list of descriptors (http://www.straightbourbon.com/tasting.html) we have online, although the individual components are. But I think the apple in the list is more fresh apple rather than cooked apple.


Jeff (sipping a pre-prandial manhattan made with 6yo HH BiB and Boissiere vermouth.)

02-26-2009, 17:12
"Flecken"? "Pickenny"?old bourbon whiskey?

Picken & Co. ?

I used a magnifying glass but the pixels are still hazy.

02-26-2009, 17:18

Yes, Picken & Company "Copper Distilled Pure Old Bourbon Whiskey" appears to have been sold as a medical product. "Weeks & Potter" on the bottle.

How they come up with that out of all of the bourbon bottles to pick....odd choice.


"Weeks & Potter was a Boston proprietary medicine concern, founded in 1852 and operating well into the 20th century. They produced many patent & proprietary medicines including the Sanford's Radical Cure and several Cuticura products including the famous Cuticura System of Curing Constitutional Humors (Baldwin 1973; Fike 1987)."