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    When was Kentucky Spirit first bottled?

    I'm sure the answer is here somewhere but my searches didn't find it.

    I have an open bottle from 2001 and a sealed one from 1997. Just curious as to when this was first bottled.

    Wade

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    Re: When was Kentucky Spirit first bottled?

    1994.

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    Re: When was Kentucky Spirit first bottled?

    Chuck,

    Thanks for the response.

    I was just going to post that I found the answer in Jackson's "Whiskey : The Definitive World Guide" book. He states 1995 in the book but that's probably when it first hit the shelves.

    For some reason I was thinking it showed up earlier in the 90's.

    Wade

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    Re: When was Kentucky Spirit first bottled?

    I have a bottle from barrel No.2 hmm and four and I have an open bottle from barrel No.2

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    Re: When was Kentucky Spirit first bottled?

    I think you'll see the labels reads something like

    barrel #2 rick #7 warehouse H.

    It isn't likely to be the SECOND bottle they did but an identifier of which barrel it came from.

    Ken

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    Re: When was Kentucky Spirit first bottled?

    It isn't likely to be the SECOND bottle they did but an identifier of which barrel it came from.
    Hmm I musn't have made it clear enough in my previuos post...
    I have a bottle from <font color="blue">BARREL </font> No. 2 and <font color="blue">BARREL </font> No. 4

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    Re: When was Kentucky Spirit first bottled?

    Each batch has a "Barrel #1". It's simply the first barrel pulled for that particular bottling run.
    I, too, have a Barrel #1, but it's from 2001.

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    Re: When was Kentucky Spirit first bottled?

    There was a discussion on the bourbon that goes into 'single' barrel products only a sort time ago, I just tried to find it but I can't....
    I was under the assumption that a single barrel whisky was just that, not a batching or vatting if you will.
    I believe Ken wrote somewhere that a single barrel is bottled and the remaining that doesn't fill the next bottle goes into a vatting.

    Back to the WT...would WT not barrel only once a year or more only a particular time say or a week or two, their single barrel products?
    If this was the case then
    I, too, have a Barrel #1, but it's from 2001.
    would you not indeed have a bottle from Barrel#1 but from 2001...
    My point or question rather would be you and maybe 300 others have a bottle from Barrel#1 bottled in 2001 but no one else can have a product from this Barrel or date??

    If WT started bottling their Kentucky Spirit in 94'then would there not only be 300 bottles from Barrel#(whatever) made in 94' and so on....

    So what I am saying is I have a bottle from Barrel#2 bottled in 94'. Does this make this bottle one of the first 300-600 bottles WT made of this product - I am under the impression that it is.

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    Re: When was Kentucky Spirit first bottled?

    ...I was under the assumption that a single barrel whisky was just that, not a batching or vatting if you will...
    True enough -- when I referred to a 'batch' (confusing, admittedly), I meant to imply a group of barrels from which they bottled each individually. I assume -- perhaps erroneously -- that distillers don't bottle even single-barrel bourbons only one barrel at a time, but rather several at once.

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    Re: When was Kentucky Spirit first bottled?

    Tim I do have to admit that I am somewhat a little confused on the single barrel topic...I have read many different methods, possibly each distillery has infact their own 'single barrel' interpretation??

    I see it more economical to bottle a number of barrels at once rather than taking each barrel and bottling that.
    I do know for a fact that in the Scotch industry if it says on the label a single barrel(cask) then indeed it is.

    Can someone here clear this up??

 

 

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