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  1. #31
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    Re: Wathens


    By the way, are you going to Bourbon Festival? Tim TN and I had both thought about bringing different bottlings of Wathens to compare in a vertical. Would you like to bring a bottle of yours and we could perhaps make this happen?

    Roger
    Sorry Roger, I cannot make the festival this year, but that would have been a great idea.
    Joe

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    Re: Wathens

    Roger,
    Thanks for all that information. Would you or anyone else know which distillery is DSP-MO-16?
    Joe

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    Re: Wathens

    Would you or anyone else know which distillery is DSP-MO-16?
    David Nicholson Distillery Co

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    Re: Wathens

    To follow up, I just found the sources I had been trying to dredge up to explain the Sherman of St. Louis to Frank-Lin of San Jose move. This was in March of 2004

    First was Julian Van Winkle:

    Last I heard was that Charles was having a hard time finding someone to bottle his whiskey. It was in the past bottled by David Sherman in St. Louis.
    Evan in Bardstown would be the only one left to bottle for him.
    Julian
    Second, Lenell added to the story:
    Just got word back from Sam Wathen Medley. He says that earlier this year he switched to a new national distributor - Frank-Lin Company in San Jose, California. He reported that during the switch, the glass manufacturer in Europe was out of the bottles, leaving them to search for other bottles which are in transit to the US now. They should be bottling again soon. I'll let you know when I hear more.
    This is all at the thread Wathen's Availability?
    Man, this Wathen's info is all over the place.

    Roger - Just another bottle, please - Hodges

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    I just snagged a bottle of Wathen's, from barrel 215, bottled on 2-17-06 from Ledger's here in Berkeley, for 28 bucks. Judging by previous posts in this thread, I have absolutely no idea how old this whiskey is. I love the ETL-style bottle, though. Classy and functional. After reading this thread, I'm looking forward to tasting this one. Probably should study before I do that, though.
    -Sam

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    Wathens has been widely available around here for several years. Its a good pour.
    John B

    "Drinking when we are not thirsty and making love at all seasons… that is all there is to distinguish us from other animals."

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    Quote Originally Posted by elkdoggydog
    I have absolutely no idea how old this whiskey is.
    A long time ago I inquired to the people who bottle it. I was told 10 years old.
    Joe
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    10 would be just fine. My confusion stems from this barrel # falling between barrels which have been bottled a couple of years ago. Do they reset the barrel numbers every year, or did this one need a little more time in the barrel to be ready? Ultimately, good bourbon is good bourbon.
    -Sam

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    Quote Originally Posted by elkdoggydog
    My confusion stems from this barrel # falling between barrels which have been bottled a couple of years ago. Do they reset the barrel numbers every year, or did this one need a little more time in the barrel to be ready?
    Sorry Sam, can't help you there. Don't know.
    Joe
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    Thanks Joe- I learned a lot about this bourbon from the info you and a couple of others dug up a while back. I hadn't even heard of it when I bought it.
    -Sam

 

 

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