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  1. #11
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    Re: Youngest bourbon in production?

    My son found a bottle of Hickory Hills #12, 36 months old....

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    Re: Youngest bourbon in production?

    Looks like he has a rarity if for no other reason than the tendrils of wax. Looks like they slipped those though without Maker's noticing them and getting Hiriam Walkers lawyers to send them a letter, or they were made before Makers thought of the drips as a trademark. The spot with the "12" looks like the wax blob on the VIP bottle. Good find, a 3 year Bourbon worthy of wax seal a la Maker's Mark!

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    Re: Old Crow, and others

    I looked around a store last night. Old Crow, regular Ancient Age, and Walker's Deluxe were all 3 yrs. old. A bottle of Kentucky Gold, which was a 80/20 blend, says 24 months. I'm pretty sure that was the 2 year I was thinking of.
    Bob

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    Re: Old Crow, and others

    I doubt if it is in production now, but I looked at a mini I got from Tim at the sampler. It is Crab Ochard and a whopping 1 year and 3 month bourbon. Oddly it has the depth of color one would see with 4 to 6 year boubon. Believe me, it's hard for the color to show though in those minis.

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    Re: Old Crow, and others

    I, too, have a mini that is less than 2 years old. It's a 1 year old Cream of Kentucky Bourbon from the Schenley days.

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    Re: Old Crow, and others

    These fall under the rare category of "bourbon" but not straight bourbon. Straight must be aged at least two years. Bourbon, if not straight, must be aged for a time, not otherwise specified, presumably long enough to have the characteristics commonly attributed to bourbon.

    Gary

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    Re: Old Crow, and others

    Straight must be aged at least two years.
    Agreed, Gary, but I have a bit of an anomaly with my Crab Ochard bottling. It says Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey on the front label. Then the rear label with the "This Whiskey is 1 year and Three Months Old". Since it is a product of the American Medicinal Spirits Corporation, I'm thinking Prohibition era. It now might seem I have something of a rarity on my hands.

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    Re: Old Crow, and others

    ...Crab Orchard...a whopping 1 year and 3 month bourbon...
    Many was the time I almost popped that sucker open just to quell the intrigue. I found a picture of an identical bottle on a Japanese mini collector's site from 1938, so my guess is that is near its vintage. Dated Crab Orchard picture
    And, Gary, you'll note that today's legal definition of 'straight' bourbon only dates to the mid-'60s. Apparently, it had a different meaning (or meanings) prior to that.

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    Re: Old Crow, and others

    so my guess is that is near its vintage.
    Yes Number 1 of the Crab Orchard row is the same age and looks to be the same in all other respects except that the one I am holding for you, Tim is filled to the top, nearly, of the Crab Orchard letters. I'd be pleased to share a drink of it or if you'd rather cart it off, I understand.

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    Re: Old Crow, and others

    Absolutely you have an oldie on your hands, Bobby, that's 1930's stock and the rules were different then. What's it taste like??

    Gary

 

 

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