As the saying around here goes, send it to me for proper disposal.
After a second attempt last night at finding even the slightest redeaming quality, I think this one is best left forgotten
When the Regans wrote their book Kentucky Tavern was a wheated bourbon. Kentucky Tavern was the flagship brand for Glenmore Distilleries for many years. The problem was that when United Distillers acquired Glenmore and their two distilleries, neither of their distilleries had been in operation for several years. This meant that the whiskey for Kentucky Tavern was running short when U.D. took over. In 1993 it was decided that U.D. would put wheated bourbon from Stitzel-Weller in Kentucky Tavern because there was no more Glenmore bourbon to support the brand.
In 1996 the brand Kentucky Tavern was part of the sale to Barton that included the bottling facilities in Owenboro, Ky. Barton then started to put their own, rye recipe bourbon, in Kentucky Tavern.
Those people who bought Kentucky Tavern Bottled in Bond between 1993 and 1996 were getting the same whiskey that was going into Old Fitzgerald Bottled in Bond. It was a real bargin.
So, that is probably why KT had such a great reputation a few years ago.Those people who bought Kentucky Tavern Bottled in Bond between 1993 and 1996 were getting the same whiskey that was going into Old Fitzgerald Bottled in Bond. It was a real bargin.
Thanks for the details, Mike. Good to see you back in the neighborhood!
For those of you who do not know Mike Veach, he is likely one of the best bourbon historians in the world. It is very good to see your post, Mike.
In my humble opinion, with both Chuck and Mike posting we truly have Bourbonia's elite. That is among those not employed currently in the industry.
Good to see you , Mike.
Mike, I will add to the spirit of the other posts -- to encourage you to continue to enlighten us! More, more, more!
Hiya Mike. Long Time no see.