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    Old Hickory Whiskey

    my dad, who is 75 yrs old now, used to drink old hickory whiskey. the only brand he really liked. well they quit making it back in the early 80's. every year before christmas i try to find a place i might could buy an old bottle. you don't know how happy this would make him. if there's anybody out there that knows of a place i can check, please email me. thanks Tim

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    Old Hickory hasn't been made in quite a while. Your post made me go grab one from my collection..."Old Hickory....America's Most Magnificent Bourbon". Mine is a 10yo quart bottle pilfered from a US Army Mess. It was distilled in PA. Operations located in Philedelphia and Lemont, Ill. It was a popular brand in its day......but no more.

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    I used to enjoy it, myself. I haven't seen it in years, though.

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    I remember drinking Old Hickory many years ago. I think it was made or at least bottled in Philadelphia.
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    Randy. i'd be very happy if you'd consider selling me a bottle of old hickory. it'd make my day for doing something that good for Dad.
    but i always thought it was made at old hickory lake tennessee just north of nashville. but i guess it was a conclusion i jumped to. but if you would sell me a bottle email me.
    timcosby1@alltel.net

    THANKS!!!!!!!
    btw. only whiskey i ever liked was jim beam

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    Quote Originally Posted by cos
    ...but i always thought it was made at old hickory lake tennessee just north of nashville...
    The Tennessee connection was not where it was made, but for whom it was named -- 7th president Andrew Jackson, nicknamed "Old Hickory".
    Tim

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    Quote Originally Posted by doubleblank
    Old Hickory hasn't been made in quite a while. Your post made me go grab one from my collection..."Old Hickory....America's Most Magnificent Bourbon". Mine is a 10yo quart bottle pilfered from a US Army Mess. It was distilled in PA. Operations located in Philedelphia and Lemont, Ill. It was a popular brand in its day......but no more.

    Randy
    I used to work for Publicker Ind and Old Hickory was the Best Whiskey they made. Publicker quit the Alcohol bussiness in the mid 1980's and all their Brands no longer exsist. I worked at their Kinsey Distillery in Linfield Pa right out of High school and that is where they blended and bottled all their whiskeys ect from the late 1960's till they quit the Bussiness mid 1980's. They had two stills in Phila one for drinking Alcohol and one for solvent grade Alcohol. The Linfield Distillery is siting in Ruin and the ones in Phila are long gone. And you are right they also had a distillery in Lemont Ill and a distillery in Scotland the Inver House Distillery but I never found anything out about Lemont and they never talked about it so I would be interested in any information about it. The only Distillery that they owned that is around yet is the Old Inver House one they sold it to someone in Scotland. Of all the Bourbons I ever drank Old hickory was my Personal Favorite. Dave z

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    Welcome to the forum Dave!
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    An interesting fact about Publicker and Inver House is that Publicker originally created the Inver House brand using bulk scotch. It became so successful, they started three new distilleries in Scotland to produce it, two to make malt whisky and one to make grain whisky. Although Publicker sold it years ago, as Dave said, it remains a major producer in Scotland.

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    Re: Old Hickory Whiskey

    I just found an old bottle of Old Hickory today. I was cruising the White Horse Pike in South Jersey and was browsing an old mom and pop store and asked if I could go foraging in the back room. All sorts of strange bottles were back there that I'd never heard of!

    It's a one liter bottle with a tax stamp. Eighty proof. The label says it was distilled by the "Old Hickory Distillers Co. Linfield PA", but the words "Linfield PA" are xxx-ed out and replaced with the words "Owensboro Kentucky". I guess it was distilled in Linfield but bottled in Owensboro? It's odd if it was distilled in Pennsylvania, because the label loudly proclaims that it is "Kentucky's Finest Bourbon".

    I reckon it was never Kentucky's finest, or even Pennsylvania's, but it is certainly smooth, drinkable stuff, with some rye adding character to the taste. Cos, the store may have another bottle or two if you'd like me to check.

    Here's the other weird stuff I found today (none of which I've sampled) -

    1. Old Taylor BIB (100 proof) , from National Distillers, Frankfort

    2. Old Kentucky Tavern, 80 proof with a tax stamp, from Glenmore Distilleries, Louisville-Owensboro, Kentucky

    3. Bellows Club, 6 years old, with a tax stamp, from Bellows and Company, Frankfurt

    4. Michter's in a ceramic decanter with hex signs, with a tax stamp

    5. Wild Turkey 101 proof Straight Rye. This has a brown label and a tax stamp. The turkey on the label is staring straight ahead and looks kinda goofy. Here's a puzzle - the label says that it was "distilled in the state of Maryland". What the heck is that?

    Last but definately not least, I picked up two bottles of something I know lots about, and love - Evan Williams Single Barrel. Vintage 1987!
    Last edited by Jazzhead; 12-02-2006 at 12:53.

 

 

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