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  1. #31
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    BIB Wheaters

    What wheaters are currently available as BIB?

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    Re: BIB Wheaters

    Isn't Old Fitz a wheater? It sure has the smoothness of one. Old Fitz BIB is one of my favorite mid-shelf bottlings.

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    Re: BIB Wheaters

    These two are B.I.B. wheaters:

    - David Nicholson 1843 7yo 100
    - Old Fitzgerald 100, aka "Cracker Jack"
    - Very Very Old Fitzgerald 12yo 100
    - Very Very Old Fitzgerald 15yo 100

    These wheaters are 100 proof or more, but not strictly B.I.B.:

    - Maker's Mark Gold Label 101
    - Old Commonwealth 10yo 107
    - Old Rip Van Winkle 10yo 107
    - Old Rip Van Winkle 15yo 107
    - Old Rip Van Winkle Family Reserve 16yo 101
    - Old Rip Van Winkle Family Reserve 17yo 101
    - Old Rip Van Winkle "Samís" 20yo 133.4
    - Old Weller Antique 7yo 107
    - Society of Bourbon Connoisseurs, Batch 74-476, 20yo 102.4
    - Society of Bourbon Connoisseurs, Batch 74-241, 20yo 103.6
    - Society of Bourbon Connoisseurs, Batch 74-706, 20yo 107
    - Society of Bourbon Connoisseurs, Batch 74-327, 20yo 110
    - Society of Bourbon Connoisseurs, Batch 80-040, 20yo 108.4
    - Society of Bourbon Connoisseurs, Batch 80-045, 20yo 112.2
    - Twisted Spoke 16yo 105
    - Van Winkle Family Reserve "Park Avenue" 18yo 105.2
    - W.L. Weller Centennial 10yo 100

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    Re: Kentucky Tavern, the Forgotten Wheater

    Ed,

    I remember this being very flavorful and quite smooth. But alas, this was about my 5th pour of the evening and the particulars elude me. All I can say truthfully is is that it's no Kentuck Crown

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    Re: Kentucky Tavern, the Forgotten Wheater

    Who would be listed as the distillery on a bottle of Kentucky Tavern produced today? I ask this because I ran across a bunch this weekend that listed Glenmore as the distillery. Is this some of the older stuff, or does Glenmore still appear on the new bottles? FWIW, the bottles looked rather new, not like bottles that might have sat around for a while.

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    Re: Kentucky Tavern, the Forgotten Wheater

    Jeff,
    When United Distillers sold Barton Kentucky Tavern they also sold tham the Glenmore Brands and probably the "Glenmore Distillery" company. I would look at the bottles and see if any of them are Bonded and look for the DSP number. If it has the Stitzel-Weller DSP number then it will be wheated bourbon. There is a liquor store in Maryland with about 10 cases of this wheated Kentucky Tavern on their shelves, but that is because they were closed down for about 10 years after being caught selling to minors and only recently reopened.

    Mike Veach

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    Re: Kentucky Tavern, the Forgotten Wheater

    Mike, I looked for a DSP and non was listed. Also I think it was only 80 proof. Probably rules out anything good then huh?


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    Re: Kentucky Tavern, the Forgotten Wheater

    My opinion has always been that bourbon should not be bottled at less than 90 proof. The 80 proof KT is not an exception to that rule.

    Mike Veach

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    Re: Kentucky Tavern, the Forgotten Wheater

    I'm sure you're right about the quality, but does the 80 proof rule out any chance that this is the older, wheated KT?

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    Re: Kentucky Tavern, the Forgotten Wheater

    U.D. sold Ezra Brooks to Heaven Hill (who sold it in turn to David Sherman).

    Mike,
    Did David Sherman also get the "RebelYell" label at the same time, and from Heaven Hill as well? Were there any others?

 

 

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