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tmas
03-23-2011, 14:44
I haven't posted here in some time, so just want to say HI! to everyone hope you're all doing well! I do love this site, it's just that at the ripe old age of 60 I just buy too damn much bourbon if I'm too present here! Already have a boat load of the stuff that hang'n around here incited me to buy!

Well anyway, the remarks quoted below were made by Ken Weber from an old thread and they make me curious about an old dusty I came across yesterday. It's a "Three Feathers" bottling with a tax stamp on it, but it also has a UPC code near the neck so obviously it is from well after WW2. Nowhere on this bottle does it say "bourbon" but what I found interesting is a statement on the small back label touting the stuff which mentions the names of three whiskey heavies, among them a fellow named Blanton. Also this stuff comes from Kentucky! Just wondered if anyone might know it's history or where it was distilled. Cheers! Tom


Ken Weber said:
"This has been a very interesting thread! I for one do not believe we have yet experienced the "Golden Age" of bourbon. Speaking with Elmer, there were several terrible bourbon brands in wide distribution decades ago. We made perhaps the largestselling bourbon at one time (during WW II), Three Feathers. Elmer said it was so bad that after the war when other bourbons became available, it dropped out of sight overnight. Likewise, there were brands we made like Cream of Kentucky that we excellent bourbons, but just faded from the market. I believe the first release of Eagle Rare 17 was actually Cream of Kentucky."

CorvallisCracker
03-23-2011, 14:53
These old ads (http://graphic-design.tjs-labs.com/gallery-view?product=THREE%25FEATHERS%25WHISKEY) suggest it was a blend, not a bourbon. A NY address is given for the company.

OscarV
03-23-2011, 15:00
These old ads (http://graphic-design.tjs-labs.com/gallery-view?product=THREE%25FEATHERS%25WHISKEY) suggest it was a blend, not a bourbon. A NY address is given for the company.

If I could speak for BT,....Opps! Thank you very much.

tmas
03-23-2011, 15:11
These old ads (http://graphic-design.tjs-labs.com/gallery-view?product=THREE%25FEATHERS%25WHISKEY) suggest it was a blend, not a bourbon. A NY address is given for the company.

Maybe it's the same stuff. Quiet a different era though, UPC code and all. I thought it was interesting that a guy named Blanton was mentioned on the back label. I assume there's a connection to "Blantons"? Maybe I'll take a picture of the back label & post it.

CorvallisCracker
03-23-2011, 15:14
Maybe I'll take a picture of the back label & post it.

Front and back, please.

CorvallisCracker
03-23-2011, 15:20
There's also this post (http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/showpost.php?p=29881&postcount=4) from Mike Veach.

CoK was also a Schenley product, at least during the 1940s.