This morning I baked a jam cake using my grandmother's recipe. Aunt Marylou, her sister, was a staunch Baptist but for Christmas she loaded her jam cake with so much bourbon it could hardly stand up. As I recall, Marylou's bourbon of choice was Old Crow. Thirty plus years ago, that was probably a reasonable choice. It got me to thinking about the old choices that just aren't there anymore even though their names may survive. What if Beam had an epiphany and decided there is a buck to be made from old premium bourbons that could be sold at a premium price. I know distilleries keep a library of reference bottles so they can match flavor profiles. How far back do those libraries go? When Beam bought the brand, did they also buy the library? SBers have probably cleared the shelves of just about all the 30 YO dusties of every brand. Heirloom vegetables can be resurrected from a few seeds that have been squirreled away. Are there any old bourbon "seeds" out there just waiting for the resurrection?