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I remember hearing someone say that Rock Hill Farms was a bottled-in-bond bourbon. Nowhere on the bottle that I picked up (FINALLY) this morning does it say "Bottled in Bond". Has the whiskey changed, or did they stop marketing it as BIB?
The old medallion bottles had a strip around the neck that said "bottled in bond." Others have said it still is even though the new bottles don't state as such. I threw away the cardboard boxes that my latest bottles were packaged in, but I think on the back of the box it may have said it was bottled in bond.
My remaining bottle of this expression has a gold bordered burgundy band around the neck below the stopper that boldly states Bottled in Bond. However I'm sure this bottle has been in my cellar for quite some time.
I looked in my bunker and found a bottle whose label has no mention of the BIB statement. The box it came boldly states on the front...100 PROOF BOTTLED IN BOND
Ah. My bottle had no box, so that could explain it. I am assuming that since it is a 100 proof single barrel expression it automatically meets the BIB requirements, but I'm not sure.
I'm not the expert, but I believe the bourbon must be from the same distilling season, fall or spring, of a certain year. The barrelled whiskey also must have been stored in bonded warehouses .
...the bourbon must be from the same distilling season, fall or spring, of a certain year. The barrelled whiskey also must have been stored in bonded warehouses .
I believe that virtually all of today's warehouses are "bonded", though no longer directly supervised by 'guvmint' men.
And, by definition, a single-barrel bourbon would be from the same distilling season -- unless, I guess, http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif they top off the last half-barrel of spring distillate when they start off again in the fall.
Rock Hill Farms meets all the requirements of a BIB. That term just doesn't have the same quality connotation it once had. BIB originated basically as a the government's seal of approval regarding the quality of the bourbon.
It must be very satisfying for all concerned to reach the point where the imprint of, say, Elmer T. Lee carries more weight in the marketplace than that of the gummit.
I agree! When someone like Elmer or Jimmy say something, I believe them. Unfortunately, people like them are somewhat rare.
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