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    Re: Important Date

    Dave,
    You are on the right track, but innovation is not the right word.
    Mike Veach

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    Re: Important Date

    Was alcohol permitted to be sold at retail in Bardstown and environs on the date in question under post-Prohibition local option laws?

    Gary

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    Re: Important Date

    Sorry Gary,
    It is not a prohibition / sale of alcohol type date. Dave was closer.
    Mike

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    Re: Important Date

    Mike,
    OK, since a brand manager was doing the talking...
    was it the first sale of a brand in small bottles , say Old Forrester?
    Bj

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    Re: Important Date

    A shot in the dark here (but I'm put off by your non-Prohibition-related remark):
    Is this the date of opening for the first BIB warehouses after Repeal, which was accomplished in Dec. 1933? Figuring a few months for regulatory and startup processing, post-Prohibition whiskey wouldn't have been produced until Spring 1934. That would make March 1938 the 4-year anniversary of its warehousing.

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    Re: Important Date

    Good try, but no cigar! Prohibition ended in December 1933 so the first possible bonded whiskey would be December 1937. You are on the right track though.

    Mike Veach

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    Re: Important Date

    Sorry Brenda. Not even close.
    Mike Veach

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    Re: Important Date

    Mike: introduction of tax-paid revenue stamps on bottles.

    Also, in '38, a federal food and cosmetics law was passed. It prevented interstate commerce in adulterated products and regulated (prohibited) additives from being used in certain foods and drinks. Was that it, perhaps?

    Gary

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    Re: Important Date

    I've been reading up on Heaven Hill on its new website, and I saw that barrel #1 was filled in 1935. Was March 1, 1938 the date that whiskey was dumped or bottled or sold?

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    And the Answer Is....

    According to the regulations set up by the government after prohibition, All whiskey that wished to be designated "Straight Whiskey" other than corn whiskey, that was made on or after 1 March 1938 had to be aged in unused charred oak barrels. Early Times made 66 years ago on this day in February would have been defined as a "straight bourbon whiskey" but not after 1 March 1938.

    Mike Veach

 

 

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