Bourbon History


Flashback Friday

Images of the Past – George Dickel Cascade Hollow Distillery ca 1960

When the Motlow family decided to sell the Jack Daniel Distillery and brand to Brown-Forman instead of Schenley, Schenley decided to revive the George A. Dickel Cascade Hollow distillery and create a brand named for Dickel. Since “Old No. 7”... Continue Reading →

Flashback Friday – Old Taylor Bourbon Circa 1988

E. H. Taylor, Jr. established the Old Taylor brand in 1887. He had established a new distilling company, E. H. Taylor, Jr. and Sons a few years before after leaving the O.F.C. distillery and fighting a legal battle with the... Continue Reading →

Flashback Friday – T.W. Bullitt Private Stock Bourbon ca. 1962

T. W. Bullitt was born into a family with a long history in Jefferson County, Kentucky. Bullitt County, Kentucky was named for this family. Their family estate is Oxmoor Farm in eastern Jefferson County and in the family since the... Continue Reading →

Flashback Friday – Old 1889 Royal Bourbon Circa 1995

I have had this bottle since it was gifted to me in the mid-1990s. It was at the time a brand found mainly in the St. Louis market and not available in Kentucky. Heaven Hill made this whiskey under the... Continue Reading →

Flashback Friday – Very Old Barton 90 Proof Circa 1973

The bonding period for whiskey – the amount of time the distillery could age their whiskey before paying the Federal Excise Tax – was 8 years until 1958 when it was increased to 20 years. That is why you see... Continue Reading →

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