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    Bardstown Commemorative Bottle

    This was in our company newsletter

    BARDSTOWN COMMEMORATIVE BOTTLE

    For the 225th Anniversary of Bardstown's founding, Heaven Hill has been working with Mayor Dixie Hibbs to develop a Commemorative Bourbon. The earthenware jug will hold Bourbon specially selected by Master Distiller Parker Beam.

    The jug will have a special label and be sold at the Bourbon Heritage Center beginning on July 4th. Each aspect of the bottle showcases the special 225 year anniversary, including the 225 months of aging, the $56.25 asking price (equivalent to 225 quarters) and the 225 limited edition bottles available.

    The "Bourbon Capital of the World" was established in 1780 by William Bard. Bardstown was originally a part of Virginia when the boundaries of the town were set. The 225 anniversary makes it one of the oldest cities in the Commonwealth.

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    P.S. I just got a email from Josh Hafer (Corporate Communications Manger ) He said I can pre-order ---let me know if you want one and I will deliver it during your visit in Sept. at Festival time.

    Bettye Jo

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    Re: Bardstown Commemorative Bottle

    I recieved this invitation last night. I hope to see a few other Straightbourbon.com members there too!!!!!...

    The best part is picking up the "special bottles" for everyone on this forum that asked me to "pre-order" for them ...The bottles will be ready for pick at the BBQ...

    How special , just 225 are being produced and Straightbourbon.com made a little dent in that special bottling

    Should be a good time...I will post pictures of the event

    Bettye Jo
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    Re: Bardstown Commemorative Bottle

    I won't be at the Picnic ...Other, family matters will take my time.

    I have placed your order's for the Commemorative Jugs and they are being held until I get back.

    Bettye Jo

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    Re: Bardstown Commemorative Bottle

    I am back It's good to be home

    I went to pick up the Commemorative jugs today...I am posting a few pictures so everyone can see what they look like. This is #24...There are only 225 produced

    Really neat ...this is my jug.

    Bettye Jo
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    Re: Bardstown Commemorative Bottle

    <font color="blue"> SIDE VIEW </font> Bourbon Heritage Center, seal with signature of Parker Beam (our Master Distiller) and Dixie Hibbs (Mayor of Bardstown)
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    Re: Bardstown Commemorative Bottle

    Thanks for posting the pics, Bettye Jo. That's cool having Parker's and Dixie's signatures on the label. Thanks for picking the ones up for those of us who couldn't be there.

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    Re: Bardstown Commemorative Bottle

    This was published in The Kentucky Standard, July 8, 2005, Bardstown KY...
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    Re: Bardstown Commemorative Bottle

    <u>225 year old bourbon</u> ??????? I wish I could get some.
    Joe

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    Re: Bardstown Commemorative Bottle

    So, it was distilled in 1780? And so the Elijah Craig story isn't true after all ? I'm surprised there was anything left in those barrels.

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    Re: Bardstown Commemorative Bottle

    <u>225 year old bourbon</u> ??????? I wish I could get some.
    Joe
    225 months = 18.75 years......

    Cheers,

    Ken

 

 

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