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    J.W. Dant Question

    Who made J.W. Dant in Frankfort? I saw a label that said Dant, Frankfort.
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    Re: J.W. Dant Question

    Ancient Age made J W Dant Bib until it was sent over to old Bernheim and then off to HH in Bardstown. AA made it up to 1989ish and Bernheim for about two or three years....then HH from then on.

    The Dant bourbon was probably made in Indiana, though it could have been a mix from any number of Schenley/UD distilleries.

    Hope that was some help.
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    Re: J.W. Dant Question

    Thanks Jeff.
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    Re: J.W. Dant Question

    I don't want to start a new thread, but has anyone tasted the current JW Dant 80 proof? Is it anything to get excited about, or just another under-proofed legacy label?
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    Re: J.W. Dant Question

    I have a bottle of J.W. Dant BIB that was made in 1965 and bottled in 1971 and it lists Gethsemane and Frankfort on the front label. On the back is states made at DSP-KY-113 and bottled at DSP-KY-1. The label says the whiskey is 50 months old but according to the made and bottled dates, its closer to 6.5 years old. The tax stamp only says Dant Distilling company!

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    Re: J.W. Dant Question

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. François View Post
    I don't want to start a new thread, but has anyone tasted the current JW Dant 80 proof? Is it anything to get excited about, or just another under-proofed legacy label?
    I'd say you could pay less and get more with other bourbons. Any other bourbon.

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    Re: J.W. Dant Question

    Quote Originally Posted by TBoner View Post
    I'd say you could pay less and get more with other bourbons. Any other bourbon.

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    Thanks for the feedback, Tim. I think I'll leave it on the shelf.
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    Re: J.W. Dant Question

    Quote Originally Posted by ThomasH View Post
    I have a bottle of J.W. Dant BIB that was made in 1965 and bottled in 1971 and it lists Gethsemane and Frankfort on the front label. On the back is states made at DSP-KY-113 and bottled at DSP-KY-1. The label says the whiskey is 50 months old but according to the made and bottled dates, its closer to 6.5 years old. The tax stamp only says Dant Distilling company!

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    Sounds like you have a transitional front label. After it had left Dant and swung over to Schenley. I would guess distilled at AA/BT and then sent over to Bernheim to age. I don't have the specifices on warehouse space in both distilleries, but would guess Bernheim has a bit more, so...aged there instead. IIRC, most of the Dant Bib production stayed at AA/BT until just a few years before it was sold to HH.
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    Re: J.W. Dant Question

    I've got some Dant distilled at DSP-KY 113 and bottled at DSP-KY 16. Go figure.

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    Re: J.W. Dant Question

    After, it left the original Dant distillery...I have seen DSPs 113, 2, 16, 31 on the labels.

    16 was part of the UD empire before it merged into Diageo.
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