Quite a long meandering read. I picked up from it that HH sells bulk whiskey in various forms to anyone and everyone that is willing to pay the price. That being said though, if you reverse 12 years from 7-09 (which is when my bottle of Ezra 12 was bottled), that takes you to 7-97. HH did not have a distillery at that time since their Bardstown distillery burned in 1996. But Bernheim wasn't purchased yet (1999). So which distillery did this bourbon come from???