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Collector's Item 1953 Bottled in Bond 16 Year Old

Lot: 5026298

Collector's Item 1953 Bottled in Bond 16 Year Old

Winning Bid: £1,150

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James E. Pepper
16 year Old
Kentucky, USA
Dowling Distillers / Old Joe
Cask Type: 
Bottled Strength: 
100 US Proof
Bottle Size: 
4/5 Quart
Distillery Status: 
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Collector's Item 1953 Bottled in Bond 16 Year Old

An incredibly rare bourbon from Dowling Distillers' Collector's Item series, produced by Ben Ripy. This release was distilled in spring 1953 at the James E. Pepper distillery. This was a historic site, formerly known as the Henry Clay distillery, which was resurrected following the repeal of Prohibition by Schenley. They renamed it James E. Pepper after the famous 19th century Master Distiller (the Old Fashioned cocktail is said to have been created in his honour). The distillery closed down again 5 years after this was distilled, although a new one was opened on the site in 2017.

The bourbon was bonded and bottled at the Old Joe distillery in Tyrone, Anderson County, KY at 16 years old in the Spring of 1969. These were warehouses for Boulevard, which was purchased by the Austin Nichols company just 2 years later, and is now internationally known as Wild Turkey distillery.

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