Old Man Winter 8 Year Old Single Batch Rye
Old Man Winter is a boutique bourbon brand owned by Palatella family in California, who's other products include Very Olde St. Nick, Wattie Boone and the Vintage Bourbon and Rye bottles. They have been sourcing bourbon and bottling it for several decades, and they are instantly recognisable from their uniform use of the same cursive script-style typeface. Marci Palatella was Julian Van Winkle III's agent in the Japanese market for many years, and their early bottlings were contracted to him at his Old Commonwealth distillery.
The Van Winkle partnership with Sazerac in the early 2000's ended this agreement however, with the production of bottles such as this moved to Willett distillery, where they were bottled by its owners, Kentucky Bourbon Distillers. The stills at Willett were silent at this point and KBD were sourcing most of their whiskey from Heaven Hill, who's Pikesville Rye is an award winning and internationally acclaimed product...
The Palatella's company has recently been rebranded as Preservation Distillers, and they opened their very own distillery in Bardstown Kentucky in 2018.
This is a Japanese import.
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