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    Re: Wathens available again!

    Welcome.
    Interesting that Wathen's has a 'late' batch/barrel # again. I saw some in Chicago last spring that were Barrel #1 or #2, which I assume were the first batches after the Medleys relocated their bottling to California. Must have figured out that some of us were differentiating the whiskey that way, so went back to the old sequence. Of course, you can still differentiate it by bottling location -- first Owensboro (Medley), then St. Louis (David Sherman), now San Jose. Many won't, though, of course.
    Tim

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    Re: Wathens available again!

    Quote Originally Posted by TNbourbon View Post
    Welcome.
    Interesting that Wathen's has a 'late' batch/barrel # again. I saw some in Chicago last spring that were Barrel #1 or #2, which I assume were the first batches after the Medleys relocated their bottling to California. Must have figured out that some of us were differentiating the whiskey that way, so went back to the old sequence. Of course, you can still differentiate it by bottling location -- first Owensboro (Medley), then St. Louis (David Sherman), now San Jose. Many won't, though, of course.
    Sounds like something bottled by Frank-Lin......they are a big bottling hall in the north end of downtown San Jose...I need to visit there someday soon, but I understand they do mostly bulk work there. I think they bottle all kinds of spirits, not just bourbon...

    I found this on the website for Frank-lin...

    History
    Frank-Lin Distillers Products Ltd. is a distilled liquor products specialist providing a full range of import, export, wholesale distribution, large-scale bottling of favorite spirit brands, and packaging services to a wide variety of clients.

    Since its founding in 1933, Frank-lin takes great pride in providing their customers with quality products at competitive market prices.


    [Source: FourSoft.com web site, 2002]
    So it didn't take the valley any time at all to get back into the swing of things once Prohibition ended in 1933. The Cribari family of winemaking fame started up a liquor distribution business that eventually grew into Frank-Lin Distillers Products, a sizable bottling and distribution operation run by the Maestri family. One of Frank-Lin's most notable products is San Francisco's Skyy Vodka, whose trademark deep blue bottle is without question one of the coolest alcohol delivery systems around.


    [Source: Metro, June 12, 1997]
    Last edited by dougdog; 12-26-2006 at 19:05.

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    Re: Wathens available again!

    Can anyone help me locate a bottle of this in oregon? My last name is Wathen and I would love to give this as gifts to my family.
    crwathen@yahoo.com

 

 

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