H.S. Barton 1917 Mattingly and Moore 16 Year Old / Prohibition Era Bottling
This is an incredible example of Prohibition Era American whiskey. The Prohibition act of 1920 banned the production, sale and consumption of alcohol in the US. However, a select group of distillers were able to exploit a loophole that allowed them to continue to distilling and selling alcohol as a medicinal product.
This was distilled at the H.S. Barton distillery in Kentucky in 1917, which has at times prior and subsequently was also known as Glenmore. The site still exists today as a bottling plant and rum distillery under ownership of the Sazerac Company.
The whiskey was aged 16 years and bottled in bond at the Frankfort Distillery in the Fall of 1933, just a few months before the prohibition act was repealed. Frankfort was one of the 6 distilleries permitted to distill and bottle whiskey during the prohibition period.
The H.S. Barton distillery was one of the few to survive Prohibition, and the Mattingly & Moore brand, amazingly is still in production too, distilled at MGP in Indiana.
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