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    No age statement on Old Overholt anymore....

    I noticed the "Four Years Old" statement in the lower right corner is now gone on Old Overholt. I bought a bottle to compare it to the trickle of my old bottle I have left. The new stuff is about as good as the garbage Wild Turkey 81 rye. It's pee yellow with no nose. It has little flavor and is very grainy and young. The old bottle I had at least had hints of leather and spice- this is just grain and flatness. So now I wonder what makes the Old Overholt different than the Beam yellow label rye.....
    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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    No age statement on Old Overholt anymore....

    Quote Originally Posted by ethangsmith View Post
    I noticed the "Four Years Old" statement in the lower right corner is now gone on Old Overholt. I bought a bottle to compare it to the trickle of my old bottle I have left. The new stuff is about as good as the garbage Wild Turkey 81 rye. It's pee yellow with no nose. It has little flavor and is very grainy and young. The old bottle I had at least had hints of leather and spice- this is just grain and flatness. So now I wonder what makes the Old Overholt different than the Beam yellow label rye.....
    Since 4 years old and NAS mean the same thing, I wonder what has changed?
    Jim

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    Re: No age statement on Old Overholt anymore....

    That is a strange one. I doubt their making it older and keeping it a secret. Maybe they assume most buyers don't understand the requirement, and they want it to "seem" older?

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    Re: No age statement on Old Overholt anymore....

    I didn't know that there was a requirement for labeling rye that was aged less than 4 years. I thought it was just for bourbon.

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    No age statement on Old Overholt anymore....

    Quote Originally Posted by smknjoe View Post
    I didn't know that there was a requirement for labeling rye that was aged less than 4 years. I thought it was just for bourbon.
    All straight whiskey, at least.
    Jim

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    Re: No age statement on Old Overholt anymore....

    Thanks for the heads up! I didn't know that.

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    Re: No age statement on Old Overholt anymore....

    I just took a second look at the bottle- in small print on the back of the bottle neck "Three Years Old."

    My taste buds did not deceive me. This stuff is young garbage.
    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: No age statement on Old Overholt anymore....

    Ack, will this madness never cease. I expect the next thing will be a price increase.

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    Re: No age statement on Old Overholt anymore....

    At $20, they will price themselves out of the market.

    Here's the million dollar question- what makes the new Overholt different than the Beam yellow label rye?????
    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: No age statement on Old Overholt anymore....

    What was the age on it previously?
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