Today I found 2 bottles of Old Overholt 4 year old, 86 proof at the princely sum of $7.99 each. I was drawn by what I thought were pseudo tax stamps from the transitional years, thinking that it'd be fun to compare current Beam Overholt with what they made in the '80s.
But it was when I returned home, dusted the bottles off and took a closer look that I found they are National Distillers Products with real tax stamps. What really flummoxed me though was the line that read "Distilled in Pennsylvania" ?!?
I really don't know much about Old Overholt's Pennsylvania days. I'd be grateful for any help in understanding what this rye is.
PS One more thing I found interesting is that the label states "Bottled at Cincinnati, Ohio by A. Overholt & Co." I believe that ND headquarters were in Cincinnati, but shipping bulk whiskey from Pennsylvania to Cincinnati make it seem that the ND Cincinnati facility was considered state of the art while the Pennsylvania facility was much less efficient. It's all conjecture, I know almost nothing about this rye.