July Auction is Now Live. August Auction Deadlines: 9 August (EU) | 16 August (UK). Click for info on COVID-19.

James Thompson and Brother 1973 Final Reserve 3rd Release

Lot: 121398

James Thompson and Brother 1973 Final Reserve 3rd Release

Winning Bid: £1,000
(Reserve not met) This lot currently has: 3 bids

Currency Estimate

Important: Currency exchange rates are constantly changing; this feature is to be used as a guide price only. All final transactions occur in British Pounds (£).
42 Year Old
Kentucky, USA
Cask Type: 
Bottled Strength: 
115 US Proof / 57.5%
Bottle Size: 
Distillery Status: 
product Details

James Thompson and Brother 1973 Final Reserve 3rd Release

A fantastically well aged bourbon, distilled in 1973 at Yellowstone distillery in Louisville, KY, 12 years before it shut down.

Bottled by James Thompson & Brother in May 2018, and titled The Final Reserve. This is batch #3 and is one of 150 bottled at 115 proof. This is bottle number 32.

The Thompson family have a rich distilling history, former proprietors of Glenmore distillery as well. This bourbon continues this history, as one of the oldest bourbons ever bottled at an incredible 45 years old.

James "Buddy" Thompson recommends drinking this as bottled, but also suggests adding a drop or two of sherry to soften the tannins and smooth out any harshness should you prefer it that way.

This bottle was launched at the Frazier Museum in Louisville, and the presentation includes a 10cl sample bottle of the same liquid, a drinking glass, and a section of the barrel stave.

A 43 and 41 year old release are set to follow later in 2018.

Important Notice

We would recommend viewing/close inspection prior to placing any bids. If this is not an option and you have questions beyond the offered description and images, please contact us for a more in-depth condition report. Otherwise lots will be sold as seen in the images.

Please note: Due to the various ages of bottles and their seals, condition of liquid is at the buyer's discretion and no claim can be lodged against failure/leakage in transit.

Other items you may be interested in

Contact Us

UK Address:
Whisky Auctioneer Ltd,
West Building, Ruthvenfield Grove,
Inveralmond Industrial Estate,
Perth, United Kingdom, PH1 3FN

German Address:
Zechenring 6B, 41836, Ratheim,

Tel: +44 (0)1738 245576

Email: info@whiskyauctioneer.com

Opening Times: Mon-Sun 10am-5pm