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Very Olde St. Nick 1973 Ancient Estate Reserve 25 Year Old

Lot: 116556

Very Olde St. Nick 1973 Ancient Estate Reserve 25 Year Old

Winning Bid: £825
(Reserve has been met) This lot currently has: 7 bids

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Lot: 116556
Old Heaven Hill
25 Year Old
Kentucky, USA
Cask Type: 
American Oak
Bottled Strength: 
81.2 US Proof
Bottle Size: 
Distillery Status: 
product Details

Very Olde St. Nick 1973 Ancient Estate Reserve 25 Year Old

Very Olde St Nick was a bourbon brand designed for the Japanese export market.

The original bottlings of Very Olde St Nick were produced by Julien Van Winkle III in Lawrenceburg, using whiskey procured from Heaven Hill distillery. When his stock ran out, the brand was purchased by Kentucky Bourbon Distillers who began to bottle it at Willett distillery. Although the supply for for these newer releases has never been confirmed as continuing to be Heaven Hill stock, it is where most of KBD barrels were procured from, and Van Winkle himself has strongly hinted at the continued connection.

This Ancient Estate Reserve was distilled on 19th December 1973 and bottled on the 29th of April 1999.

Bottle #494

Japanese Import

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