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    Old Overholt 1810

    I just laid my hands on a bottle of Old Overholt 1810 ( very ornate Bottle with some sort of Seal on the front at the shoulder). Anyone know anything about it?
    I believe it is a Michters Pot distilled but I don't know the age ( of the Rye), or the age of the bottle.
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    Dangermonkey

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    Re: Old Overholt 1810

    The Old Overholt brand is owned by Jim Beam Brands Co. and I have no reason to believe they own any of the old Michter's whiskey. More likely than not this is simply a "better" version of the rye they make at their Kentucky distilleries and bottle as Old Overholt and Jim Beam Rye.

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    Re: Old Overholt 1810

    Hello again,
    Got the bottle in front of me now...
    Marked distilled in Pennsylvania in 2 places.
    Label on back says:
    OVERHOLT "1810"
    STRAIGHT RYE WHISKEY
    93 PROOF 4/5 QUART
    DISTILLED IN PENNSYLVANIA

    Front Label says ( At Bottom)
    Bottled by A.Overholt & Co. In Elmwood Place Ohio---- Distilled in Pennsylvania

    Bottle appears to be at least 1960's.
    Yes it is full and sealed. And yes I will share.
    Regards,
    Dangermonkey

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    Re: Old Overholt 1810

    see attached Photo of bottle.

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    Re: attachment test

    Her is another attempt at sending the Photo of the Old Overholt.

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    Re: Old Overholt 1810

    Chris,
    Did you pick the bottle up in a liquor store? It looks Intriguing.
    You'll share? Hell, it's only about 3K miles, I'll be right over.

    Regards,

    Jim Butler
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    Re: Old Overholt 1810

    Dangermonkey,

    Sorry about that. It didn't occur to me that this might be a leftover from the National Distillers days, when they were trucking the whiskey in from Pennsylvania and bottling it at their plant near Cincinnati.

    On a related subject, I have a couple bottles of Michter's Original Sour Mash Whiskey stashed away, that I found in a liquor store in a Chicago suburb, along with some "real" Old Taylor (i.e., made at the actual Old Taylor Distillery prior to its closing in 1972). I opened one of the Michter's bottles and it was nothing special, but interesting. The label says, "Distillery established 1753, decanted and bottled by Michters Jug House, Pot Still, 86 proof, Schaefferstown, Lebanon County, PA."

    - chuck


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    Re: Old Overholt 1810

    I found a bottle of Michter's today with the same label for $ 15 while brousing a liquor store on the 'other side of the tracks'. Very dark whiskey. Pleasant rye bite up front with a touch of sweetness in the aftertaste. Several interesting flavors in there somewhere. I could live with this stuff if the premium's were not available. Helps round out the collection. Deserves further study.

    Mark A. Mason, El Dorado, Arkansas

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    Re: Old Overholt 1810

    Because whiskey doesn't change in the bottle, it's not unusual for a small, neighborhood liquor store that's been in business a long time to have stuff on the shelf that's been there literally for 20 or 30 years. Typically, those stores are in older parts of town. It's fun to check them out and you occasionally find gems like the Michters. I encourage everyone to take up this pasttime.

    - chuck


 

 

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