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ThomasW
04-04-2009, 13:14
When visting a friend today, I saw two strange bourbons in his cabinet. He has bought them in Spain or Bulgaria and they are probably bottled in Europe. Just wanted to post some pictures of them, and maybe someone knows which distillery they come from?

CygnusX-1
04-04-2009, 15:30
Thanks for the pics, they are very interesting. Any chance you can convince your friend to open these and mabey post some tasting notes?

spun_cookie
04-04-2009, 15:46
Both are HH products for export... Just 2 of the many, many, many HH labels....

spun_cookie
04-04-2009, 18:09
Both are HH products for export... Just 2 of the many, many, many HH labels....


errr.. these are not Heaven Hill. I nice little birdie told me I was mistaken... I have tried to go back to my source, but cannot find it... I will update with I can refind the database I was searching...

Here is the link for this distributor... http://www.la-martiniquaise.fr/_uk/index.html

Isoflex
04-04-2009, 19:16
Went to the website. For Old Virginia 6yo. it states:
Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, distilled from the best varieties of grain, mainly corn...


DUH :cool:


Sorry, couldn't help myself.

PAspirit1
04-04-2009, 21:25
There is something fishy looking about that Dollar Fever bottle. I could be wrong.

Luna56
04-04-2009, 22:05
That Dollar Fever label is a riot. Lots of irony going on there!

Next time I get a hangover I'll just tell my wife I've got a touch of the dollar fever.

Cheers!

independant
04-04-2009, 22:19
I can't read it from my computer does it say what city they were made in. Maybe bradstown

spun_cookie
04-05-2009, 10:18
Well, they are claiming heritage from EC on the Dollar Fever... It has also been around for a good deal of time... at least back to 2002


In the later part of the XVIII Century, a fortunate carelessness from Reverend Elijah Craig made him store a large quantity of Whisky in charred barrels, only to find out years later that the Wisky's flavor had changed to a delicious, gently sweet, mellow wooded flavor that it never had before. The precious liquid was named after the Country from where it was discovered: Bourbon.

Following preciseli Elijah Craig's traditional formula, we have made possible "DOLLAR FEVER". Proportionally mixing barley, rye, wheat and corn, and a slow cooking process with Kentucky's clear spring water, results in a bourbon that delights the most demanding palates.

TAVASA, as exclusive importer and distributor of "DOLLAR FEVER", has the pleasure to present it to your delight and enjoyment. JUST TRY IT! It won't failto you.

http://www.tavasa.es/html/bourbon-i.html (http://www.tavasa.es/html/bourbon-i.html)

marco246
04-05-2009, 13:55
The EC blurb states it's a four-grain whiskey. Pretty unlikely. The bottle looks like an EWSB duplicate. If Heaven Hill didn't make this whiskey, then who?

kickert
04-05-2009, 14:02
Well, they are claiming heritage from EC on the Dollar Fever... It has also been around for a good deal of time... at least back to 2002



http://www.tavasa.es/html/bourbon-i.html (http://www.tavasa.es/html/bourbon-i.html)

Although if you go on any distillery tours they often point back to Elijah Craig as well. Doesn't necessarily make it an HH link.

spun_cookie
04-05-2009, 14:08
I did not mean it that way... I found it interesting that they go after some history with EC... but give no history of their own...

It is not a HH product....

squire
04-05-2009, 14:29
Heaven Hill gets my vote but I don't possess any inside knowledge. The European market Bourbons pictured are grade stuff with no fixed place of residence so what does it matter if they originated at HH, Barton, BT or Beam. The good stuff is still available here.

Josh
04-06-2009, 06:34
This one is probably the weirdest I've seen on SB.com, but the dollar fever comes really close: http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=11427&highlight=Hawaii

boone
04-06-2009, 10:11
Although if you go on any distillery tours they often point back to Elijah Craig as well. Doesn't necessarily make it an HH link.

Good Job Kickert! :grin:

Yes, many distilleries tell the tale of Elijah Craig...and there's several that will tell you different...

Jim Beam's web page, Heritage section, has the story of EC.

Those two labels are not bottled at HH.

squire
04-06-2009, 16:15
Inside knowledge speaks, so now we know who it isn't.

ThomasW
04-08-2009, 23:57
I have to include this to, even if it's a FAKE bourbon!
John Deere Quality Kentucky Sour Mash made and bottled in Cyprus!:slappin: