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Anderson Club 15 Year Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon 1996

Lot: 5020782

Anderson Club 15 Year Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon 1996

Winning Bid: £360
(Reserve has been met) This lot currently has: 26 bids

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Lot:
Distillery: 
Heaven Hill Bardstown
Age: 
15 Year Old
Vintage: 
N/A
Region: 
Kentucky, USA
Bottler: 
Official
Cask Type: 
N/A
Bottled Strength: 
86 US Proof / 43%
Bottle Size: 
75cl
Distillery Status: 
Closed
product Details

Anderson Club 15 Year Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon 1996

An old bottle of Anderson Club bourbon from the 1990s, distilled and bottled in Bardstown by Heaven Hill.

Heaven Hill was established by a group of private investors in 1935, following the repeal of Prohibition a few years earlier. Among the founders was distiller, Joseph L. Beam, and a member of the Shapira family. As the company grew, the Shapira's eventually acquired sole ownership of it, and their descendants still run it today. In a similar dynastic vein, Joe Beam remained master distiller despite the Shapira takeover, and members of his family have occupied the role ever since. This was produced at the Old Heavenhill Springs distillery, later renamed simply as Heaven Hill, which was located in Bardstown, Kentucky. It was sadly lost in a devastating fire in 1996, and bourbon made there has become increasingly sought after as the years pass. The company had no distillery for the next three years, but were permitted to rent stills at Jim Beam and Brown-Forman in order to maintain production. They eventually acquired the newly refurbished Bernheim distillery from Diageo in 1999, which has been their home ever since.

Anderson Club is a charcoal filtered whiskey, a practice known as the Lincoln County Process and often better associated with Tennessee Whiskies such as Jack Daniel's. This often leads to a common misconception, likely deliberately promoted by some distillers, that whiskey produced in this fashion cannot be called bourbon. 

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