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boone
03-31-2005, 08:26
This was in our company newsletter http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

BARDSTOWN COMMEMORATIVE BOTTLE

For the 225th Anniversary of Bardstown's founding, Heaven Hill has been working with Mayor Dixie Hibbs to develop a Commemorative Bourbon. The earthenware jug will hold Bourbon specially selected by Master Distiller Parker Beam.

The jug will have a special label and be sold at the Bourbon Heritage Center beginning on July 4th. Each aspect of the bottle showcases the special 225 year anniversary, including the 225 months of aging, the $56.25 asking price (equivalent to 225 quarters) and the 225 limited edition bottles available.

The "Bourbon Capital of the World" was established in 1780 by William Bard. Bardstown was originally a part of Virginia when the boundaries of the town were set. The 225 anniversary makes it one of the oldest cities in the Commonwealth.

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P.S. I just got a email from Josh Hafer (Corporate Communications Manger http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif) He said I can pre-order http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif---let me know if you want one and I will deliver it during your visit in Sept. at Festival time.

Bettye Jo

boone
06-21-2005, 12:23
I recieved this invitation last night. I hope to see a few other Straightbourbon.com members there too!!!!!...

The best part is picking up the "special bottles" for everyone on this forum that asked me to "pre-order" for them ...The bottles will be ready for pick at the BBQ...

How special http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif, just 225 are being produced and Straightbourbon.com made a little dent in that special bottling http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Should be a good time...I will post pictures of the event http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Bettye Jo

boone
07-01-2005, 15:11
I won't be at the Picnic http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif...Other, family matters will take my time.

I have placed your order's for the Commemorative Jugs and they are being held until I get back.

Bettye Jo

boone
07-06-2005, 18:31
I am back http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif It's good to be home http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

I went to pick up the Commemorative jugs today...I am posting a few pictures so everyone can see what they look like. This is #24...There are only 225 produced http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Really neat http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif...this is my jug.

Bettye Jo

boone
07-06-2005, 18:37
<font color="blue"> SIDE VIEW </font> Bourbon Heritage Center, seal with signature of Parker Beam (our Master Distiller) and Dixie Hibbs (Mayor of Bardstown) http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

mobourbon
07-06-2005, 20:46
Thanks for posting the pics, Bettye Jo. That's cool having Parker's and Dixie's signatures on the label. http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif Thanks for picking the ones up for those of us who couldn't be there. http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/bowdown.gif http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/toast.gif

boone
07-08-2005, 19:13
This was published in The Kentucky Standard, July 8, 2005, Bardstown KY...

BourbonJoe
07-09-2005, 16:53
<u>225 year old bourbon</u> ??????? I wish I could get some. http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
Joe http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/usflag.gif

TNbourbon
07-09-2005, 21:00
So, it was distilled in 1780? And so the Elijah Craig story isn't true after all http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/banghead.gif? I'm surprised there was anything left in those barrels. http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif

Barrel_Proof
08-03-2005, 20:25
The morning after enjoying that 90 proof Louisville Cabin Still with Bobby, I was invited to New Haven to see the Boones on the family spread in New Haven. Always a delight that!

Although I was enticed there to pick up my 225th Bardstown Commemorative Bottle, Bettye Jo, Pat, and their kids surprised me with a hearty breakfast as hospitable as could be imagined.

Although bourbon sampling was not on the agenda, the subject somehow managed to surface among the assembled crew! And much to my surprise and absolute delight, a bottle of 80 proof Louisville Cabin Still was forced upon me on my way out the door!

It goes without saying -- but say it I will -- I am thankful to count Pat and Bettye Jo Boone and Patrick, Therese, and Erica, too, among my friends. Little wonder that I keep returning to Kentucky again and again.

Oh, yeah, that Bardstown Commemorative Bottle is pretty cool!

boone
08-05-2005, 09:32
Hi Cliff http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

It's a pleasure when you visit http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif You are always http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif Welcome http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif at our home, anytime http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Bettye Jo

kbuzbee
08-05-2005, 10:35
So , if I may ask.... What are people planning to do with their bottle??? Drink it? Save it?? Plan to resell it???

I love the looks of this bottle!

Cheers,

Ken http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/drink.gif

kbuzbee
08-05-2005, 10:37
<u>225 year old bourbon</u> ??????? I wish I could get some. http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
Joe http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/usflag.gif



225 months = 18.75 years......

Cheers,

Ken http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/893drillsergeant-thumb.gif

mobourbon
08-05-2005, 20:49
I plan on saving it. I might drink it at some future date. But I really don't think I really want to open such a limited edition, historical bottle such as this. Only 225 bottles! I would never resell it! It's like the NASCAR diecast cars I buy. I buy them for the enjoyment of collecting and looking at them. If I resold the Bardstown bottle I'd just have a pile of money.Not a unique collectible, numbered bottle of good bourbon.

kbuzbee
08-06-2005, 05:36
If I resold the Bardstown bottle I'd just have a pile of money.Not a unique collectible, numbered bottle of good bourbon.



I didn't really expect anyone here to be getting one just to resell. But, I'm not much into keeping a perfectly good bottle of Bourbon just sitting around either http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

I expect I'm in the same camp. Eventually, I'll drink it. Maybe for something I love to celebrate like our anniversary.... Until then, it will adorn my living room (and after it's empty as well, of course).

Cheers,

Ken

mobourbon
08-06-2005, 11:34
Ken, I had the same idea when I got a bottle of Wild Turkey Tribute. I didn't plan on opening that. But, then, I had to taste it! I'll probably find a reason to open the Bardstown bottle, too. http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif It's the bottle that's seen on the shelf anyway. Not the bourbon inside. http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/toast.gif

pepcycle
08-06-2005, 12:05
There's really very little unique about the bourbon. You can buy the bourbon at the distillery and in many retail outlets, anytime. This one is really about the event and limited quantity. I mean, Dixie Hibbs signature, that's pretty rare.

wadewood
08-06-2005, 16:01
There's really very little unique about the bourbon. You can buy the bourbon at the distillery and in many retail outlets, anytime.



What other HH products are readily availble in US that are 18.75 YO? Elijah Craig is a SB 18YO, but I doubt this taste like EC.

kbuzbee
08-07-2005, 06:35
Ken, I had the same idea when I got a bottle of Wild Turkey Tribute. I didn't plan on opening that. But, then, I had to taste it! http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/toast.gif



Understood. Fortunately I haven't had that issue with my bottle of Rare Breed. Jimmy Russell signed it a few years ago.... No real reason to open that particular bottle, I just get new ones http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/drink.gif

Cheers,

Ken