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    Re: Stitzel-Weller Rye Recipe Bourbon

    KT of that era was very good, partially because it was a solid Bourbon to begin with and because of the glut there was extra aged whisky in the blend.
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    Re: Stitzel-Weller Rye Recipe Bourbon

    would that era stretch back to late 80's? Back then I don't know if I could tell the difference between a good or bad sip, but I had Kentucky Tavern late 80's I thought was really really very tasty.

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    Re: Stitzel-Weller Rye Recipe Bourbon

    Yes and I now recall I drank this whiskey from about '85-'95, one place downtown had it. It might have varied in composition I suppose but I recall it being a rich smooth drink.

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    Re: Stitzel-Weller Rye Recipe Bourbon

    Oh yeah, late 80s were still in that range.
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    Re: Stitzel-Weller Rye Recipe Bourbon

    Glenmore (Kentucky Tavern) was the last U.S. addition to what became Diageo, coming on board in 1991. The last distillery they operated was Medley in Owensboro, which produced until new Bernheim came on line in 1992. Glenmore was one of the distilleries that kept producing when the industry started to tank and shortly before UD bought them, they bought Medley, which had itself only a short time before bought Fleischmann's, so Glenmore had a lot of excess whiskey. But none of it was wheated until 1991 at the earliest. In the late 70s, Glenmore was using 10-year-old whiskey in Kentucky Tavern, which was known around town (I lived in Louisville until 1978) but wasn't reflected on labels. Although Yellowstone was a bigger brand, KT was Glenmore's flagship, so it got the best of what they had. After the merger, UD/Diageo didn't much care what they put into KT and they greatly cheapened the brand. They sold it to Constellation a few years later, then Constellation sold it to Sazerac.

 

 

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