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Old Crow 1963 Kentucky Straight Bourbon / CDC Import

Lot: 159347

Old Crow 1963 Kentucky Straight Bourbon / CDC Import

Winning Bid: £285

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Lot: 159347
Old Crow
Kentucky, USA
Cask Type: 
New American Oak
Bottled Strength: 
Bottle Size: 
4/5 quart
Distillery Status: 
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Old Crow 1963 Kentucky Straight Bourbon / CDC Import

Old Crow is one of Kentucky's earliest bourbon brands, created in the 1830's by Scottish immigrant, James C. Crow, Master Distiller at the Old Oscar Pepper distillery. He pioneered the use of scientific methods to ensure continuity in the quality of his whiskey. The brand was purchased by W.A. Gaines who opened the Old Crow distillery. Both were then procured by National Distillers during prohibition, who produced the brand until 1987 when they were purchased by Jim Beam who shut the distillery and moved production to their Clermont facility.

Rumour has it, in the process of enlarging the Old Crow distillery in the 1960s, National Distillers accidentally altered the percentage of setback they were using to condition the mash there, altering the flavour of the final bourbon. Production was required in such volume at such pace that it was nearly 20 years before the error could be rectified. 

Distilled at Old Crow in 1963, this bottle should predate this recipe change, and will contain the much-loved Old Crow bourbon of the mid-20th century. The whiskey was bottled by national Distillers at their Old Grand-dad facility in Clermont. Both sites have been silent since Jim Beam acquired them in 1987.

CDC import for the French market.

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