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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    SF Bay Area

    Looking for canonical abbreviation list

    When I first joined, I was delighted to find the Announcement page here that listed almost every abbreviation used by members, but now when I use that link, the page has changed, the list is quite short, and is missing a bunch of abbreviations...this is the only one I can find now:


    What happened to the other one I found before? A little help would be appreciated!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    SF Bay Area

    Re: Looking for canonical abbreviation list

    Really? No help? Maybe I need to email the moderator to find out...

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2012

    Re: Looking for canonical abbreviation list

    You may have to. I can't find it either but one of the mods started a thread a few months ago regarding an updated abbreviation list. I think it was fishnbowljoe.
    I've never tried GTS with any sort of soda. Maybe I'm missing out; but I'm OK with that.

  4. #4
    Mr. Anal Retentive Bourbon Drinker
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Houston, TX

    Re: Looking for canonical abbreviation list

    Frequently used Abbreviations and Acronyms


    1792 Ridgemont Reserve 1792 (aka Ridgewood Reserve)

    1843 David Nicholson 1843

    1849 Old Fitzgerald 1849

    AA Ancient Age

    AAA Ancient Ancient Age (usually 10yo, but also 10 Star, Barrel 107)

    BH Basil Hayden

    BMH Black Maple Hill

    BT Buffalo Trace

    BTAC Buffalo Trace Antique Collection 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002

    BTEC Buffalo Trace Experimental Collection

    COK Cream of Kentucky

    EC 12/ EC 18 Elijah Craig 12yo / 18yo

    ER 101 Eagle Rare 101

    ER 17 Eagle Rare 17yo

    ERSB Eagle Rare Single Barrel

    ET Early Times

    ETL Elmer T Lee

    EW Evan Williams

    EWSB Evan Williams Single Barrel

    FC Fighting Cock

    FR Four Roses

    FRSB Four Roses Single Barrel

    FRSmB Four Roses Small Batch

    FR120th 120 year Anniversary of the brand

    FR40th Four Roses Jim Rutledge Commemorative Bottling

    GD George Dickel

    GDBS George Dickel Barrel Select

    GD SBR George Dickel Special Barrel Reserve 10yo

    GTS George T Stagg

    HazMat George T Stagg produced over 140 proof

    HH Heaven Hill

    JB Jim Beam

    JD Jack Daniels

    KC Knob Creek

    KT Kentucky Tavern

    L&G Labrot and Graham

    Lot B Van Winkle Special Reserve 12yo Lot B

    MM Makers Mark

    OB Old Bardstown

    OC Old Charter 7yo BIB, 8yo, 10yo, 12yo

    OCPR Old Charter Proprietors Reserve 13yo

    OFBB Old Forester Birthday Bourbon

    OGD Old Grand Dad 86, 100, 114

    OO Old Overholt

    ORVW Old Rip Van Winkle (several ages/proofs)

    ORVWOTR Old Rip Van Winkle Old Tyme Rye 12yo


    OWR Old Whiskey River

    Pappy Pappy Van Winkle 15/ 20 /23yo

    PHC Parkers Heritage Collection

    PVW Pappy Van Winkle 15 /20/23yo

    RHF Rock Hill Farms

    RR 101/ RR 90 Wild Turkey Russells Reserve

    Saz Jr. Sazerac Straight Rye (with no age statement)

    Saz/ Saz 18 Sazerac 18yo Rye

    SW, S-W Stitzel-Weller

    The Fox Virginia Gentleman 90

    Tribute WT Tribute

    VG Virginia Gentleman

    VOB Very Old Barton 80, 86, 90, BIB

    VROHH Very Rare Old Heaven Hill 10yo BIB

    VOF Very Old Fitzgerald

    VSOF Very Special Old Fitzgerald 12yo

    VVOF Very Very Old Fitzgerald

    VWFRR Van Winkle Family Reserve Rye 13yo

    WLW William Larue Weller

    WR Woodford Reserve

    WRFG Woodford Reserve Four Grain

    WRSC Woodford Reserve Sonoma Cutrer

    WT Wild Turkey (often followed by age/proof)

    WTAS Wild Turkey American Spirit

    WTKS Kentucky Spirit

    WTRB Rare Breed


    ABV Alcohol By Volume

    BHC Bourbon Heritage Collection

    BIB Bottled In Bond and here and here

    BOTY Bourbonian of the Year. Work hard and one day you may be bestowed with this title.

    BTOTY Bourbonian Taster of the Yearputtin your tongue to the test. 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008

    BUB Butt Ugly Bottle- an older bottling of ETL /Barrel 107

    DSP Distilled Spirits Plant see also: The Cecil Index

    GNS Grain Neutral Spirits

    KBD Kentucky Bourbon Distillers

    KBF Kentucky Bourbon Festival

    KSB Kentucky Straight Bourbon

    NAS No Age Statement

    ND National Distillers

    SB Single Barrel

    UDV United Distillers and Vintners

    UPC Universal Product Code (the bar code that is on everything you buy)

    VBT Virtual Blind Tasting rules bottlings 1 2

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    O'Fallon, MO

    Re: Looking for canonical abbreviation list

    Great list, Wade, here are a few additions:

    1783 Evan Williams 1783

    EWB Evan Williams Black label

    EWW Evan Williams White label

    HMc Henry McKenna

    JPS Jefferson's Presidential Select

    KCSB Knob Creek Single Barrel

    OWA Old Weller Antique

    W12 Weller 12 yo

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    SF Bay Area

    Re: Looking for canonical abbreviation list

    Quote Originally Posted by black mamba View Post
    OWA Old Weller Antique
    Thanks Wade...and thanks mamba, it was OWA I was looking for...



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