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  1. #21
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    Re: Old Label Rittenhouse Rye question

    Quote Originally Posted by ethangsmith View Post
    YES! Contact Dave. He's THE authority on Continental. I can tell you that Philadelphia Blended and Haller's Blended were picked up by Heaven Hill, in the 80's I believe. Old Hickory went to Medley and is now in the portfolio of some other company, but not active. Banker's Club is now a Laird's product. Inver House is owned by someone else, but is still in production and available in the green label here in the states. Many other brands Continental had are long gone- Kinsey Whisky, Lolita liquors, Cobb's Creek, etc... I don't know if Heaven Hill acquired any of its brands directly from Continental or they were secondhand through other sources. Dave can most likely clear it up.
    Cafe Lolita is still around. Not sure who owns it.
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    Re: Old Label Rittenhouse Rye question

    Cool. Didn't know that. If you see a bottle, snap a picture of it. I'm curious to see one!
    If you have anything Michter's or Pennco and would like to sell it or share it with me, please let me know.

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    Re: Old Label Rittenhouse Rye question

    Will do!

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    Re: Old Label Rittenhouse Rye question

    Does anyone know if HH changed the label from the diamond to the current soon after acquiring Rittenhouse or did they continue to use the diamond for awhile?

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    Re: Old Label Rittenhouse Rye question

    A good question! I've wondered the same thing. I think it was shortly after acquisition of the brand as diamond label HH bottles seem to be VERY rare. As a second thought- the diamond label was about 1000 times better than the mid-90's Windows Paint looking label they have now. Heaven Hill has so many wonderful labels. Why do they have such an awful, crude label on the Rittenhouse???
    If you have anything Michter's or Pennco and would like to sell it or share it with me, please let me know.

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    Re: Old Label Rittenhouse Rye question

    To keep it a secret from the general public. Looks like bottom shelf, tastes like top. Shhhhh

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    Re: Old Label Rittenhouse Rye question

    I think sometimes marketing people do something just to be doing something.

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    Re: Old Label Rittenhouse Rye question

    Quote Originally Posted by compliance View Post
    To keep it a secret from the general public. Looks like bottom shelf, tastes like top. Shhhhh
    This is the correct answer.

  9. #29

    Re: Old Label Rittenhouse Rye question

    Quote Originally Posted by Virus_Of_Life View Post
    Wasn't it also distilled in Pennsylvania - Continental perhaps? - at one point too Roger?
    I recently acquired a bottle of the 20 year old pictured in this thread. Can anyone help with the story behind this bottle? The stamp in the glass on the bottom of the bottle leads me believe it was bottled in 1965.

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    Re: Old Label Rittenhouse Rye question

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    I think sometimes marketing people do something just to be doing something.

    This is the correct answer as well.

 

 

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