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    Re: Are either of these unusual?

    "Old No. 8" was used for a very brief time after the age statement went away. I don't recall exactly when that was, but I'm going to guess 1993 or thereabouts.

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    Re: Are either of these unusual?

    There is some "Old No. 8" at a store here with a date of X-X-97 (can't remember the day & month) on the neck wrapping. I bought a bottle to try and wasn't impressed. I once heard Spun Cookie mention that the pre-1995 Old No. 8 is much better, perhaps even on par with the 8yo.

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    Re: Are either of these unusual?

    Yes, if you can get some early '90's Old No 8 WT don't pass it up, it's real good.
    ovh

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    Re: Are either of these unusual?

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarV View Post
    Yes, if you can get some early '90's Old No 8 WT don't pass it up, it's real good.
    Really good as in might be the best bourbon you have ever had. It is the measuring stick I use for all bourbons.... the late 8yr and early old number 8 might be the best juice WT ever made....

    asfarasteh 1997 Onld number 8, leave it there. The current release of WT 101 is better... Get 1993 or 1994 Old number 8 only...

    Quote Originally Posted by cowdery View Post
    "Old No. 8" was used for a very brief time after the age statement went away. I don't recall exactly when that was, but I'm going to guess 1993 or thereabouts.
    Yes. The first was was in late December, depending on the bottle size (they ran out of labels on the 8yr and swtiched over). I found a case of 375s round bottles and 750s in Hawii of WT from 1992. THe 375s was an unopened case and it was 3 8 yrs and 9 Old number 8. 12/21/1992 is the date printed on the back label (for the 8 yr and old number 8).

    I have also found 8 yr and old number 8 in the flask stile in DC and those changed ffrom 8 yr to old number 8 in June 1992.

    I have 1L and 750s from LA that switched in early 1993.

    My guess is that each of the bottles changed out from late 1992 to mid 1993.


    How is that for too much useless knowledge
    Last edited by spun_cookie; 09-06-2009 at 16:11.

 

 

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