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James Stewart

Old Joe Distillery Co

Anyone have any idea how a barrel gets a label with a fill date from a distillery that was shutdown long before fill date?  I found a barrel head with "THE OLD JOE DISTILLERY CO"  and a fill date of June / 6 / 1969.  Could this be from a Four Roses distillery?

 

Thanks in advance,

 

James Stewart

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Best guess is they sold the barrel workout filling it.

Or it was reused for something else, although then it's curious why they labeled it bourbon whiskey.

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^^^^^Nice looking barrel.  Based on the stamp, there's no doubt that it was once filled with bourbon.   

 

FWIW, several distilleries often use old names on the barrels (BT still uses OFC on a lot of their current stock).  A nod toward history, if you will. 

 

 

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Hey, I have one of those bottles-- here it is: 1941 I believe.

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