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Old Crow Bottled in Bond 86 Proof 1963

Lot: 5006554

Old Crow Bottled in Bond 86 Proof 1963

Winning Bid: £370

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Lot:
Distillery: 
Old Crow
Age: 
n/a
Vintage: 
N/A
Region: 
Kentucky, USA
Bottler: 
National Distillers
Cask Type: 
New American Oak
Bottled Strength: 
86 us Proof
Bottle Size: 
4/5 quart
Distillery Status: 
Closed
product Details

Old Crow Bottled in Bond 86 Proof 1963

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.

A 1960s bottling, distilled at the now closed Old Crow Distillery and bottled by National Distillers. This was Bottled in Bond for export, meaning the requirement for 100 US proof set our by American law did not apply.

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. This is likely some of the last bourbon to be distilled prior to that incident and will be well worth investigating.

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