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SteveZZZ
01-21-2004, 15:59
I found a post from about 2 years ago that mentioned Classic Cask 17yo bourbon, but the information in it seemed a bit limited. I've just managed to get my hands on a bottle of the stuff, and would like to know a bit about it. I plan on opening it up to do a tasting here in the next few days, but until then, here's a picture. Just in case it didn't turn out too well, the front says:

The Classic Cask(tm)
Hand Crafted Single Batch
Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisket

Batch # GL-107
Distilled 1985
Bottled 2002
Bottle #566/600
90.8 Proof
45.4% Alc. By Vol.
Aged 17 Years
Distilled and Bottled in Kentucky

And on the back it says:

Bottled By:
The Classic Cask Company
Bardstown, Kentucky

cowdery
01-21-2004, 16:02
My recollection is that Classic Cask was a company (or maybe the company name was Nine Flagons, something like that) which imported its own private label single malts and decided to try a private label bourbon. It wasn't around long. I never had any.

gr8erdane
01-21-2004, 17:36
I've seen Classic Cask at Russell's (internetwine.com) in both the 17yr and also a rye. As they normally are very proud of their stock, I have to pass on both as the price they ask over the net is 63.46 for the bourbon and 143.66 for the rye. A bit steep for me. http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif

Paradox
01-21-2004, 17:40
IW.com had it listed on their website (the 18 year old) last week but it turns out it really was not in stock after all. I wonder if it's because they had it marked down to around $50 with the 25% off...

gr8erdane
01-21-2004, 17:42
Hmmm, they had it last week when I dropped in. I wonder if that's the surprise my buddy Rick told me about for next time I come to visit?

robbyvirus
01-22-2004, 02:08
I've seen classic cask out here in California...both the bourbon and the rye. I too have consistently passed it up because of the price, which is generally $65-$85 for either the bourbon or the rye. Maybe someday I'll break down and try it.

Buckky
01-22-2004, 07:05
who actually distilled this? the general consensus seems to be that these "off brands" are originally Heaven Hill??

dgonano
01-23-2004, 12:53
While in New York I saw abottle of Classic Cask 21 yr old
Rye which is new. In Maryland you can still get the bourbon and the rye(17 and 15 yr old respectively).