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Blade and Bow 22 Year Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon

Lot: 5073669

Blade and Bow 22 Year Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon

Winning Bid: £726

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22 Year Old
Kentucky, USA
Official / Stitzel-Weller
Cask Type: 
American oak
Bottled Strength: 
92 US Proof / 46%
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product Details

Blade and Bow 22 Year Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon

An homage to one of America's greatest distilleries: Stitzel-Weller.

The Stitzel-Weller company was officially established in 1933 at the repeal of National Prohibition in the US. It was the result of a merger between the A. Ph. Stitzel distillery and its biggest customer, W.L. Weller & Sons. The Stitzel-Weller distillery opened on Kentucky Derby day in 1935, and quickly developed a reputation for its high quality wheated bourbon, and its main brands were Old Weller, Old Fitzgerald and Cabin Still. The original ownership was shared between Alex T. Farnsley, Arthur Philip Stitzel and Julian Van Winkle. The former passed-away in 1941 and 1947, respectively, leaving the Van Winkle family as the sole heirs to the business. 'Pappy' died in 1965, having handed the reigns to his son, Julian II the year prior, who ran it until 1972 when the board of directors forced him to sell it to the Norton-Simon subsidiary, Somerset Imports. When they were bought over by the American arm of Scottish distillers, DCL, its subsequent iteration invested heavily in bourbon. So much so in fact, that their newly rebuilt Bernheim distillery had such capacity that Stitzel-Weller was rendered surplus to requirements. It was shut down in 1992. Still part of the Diageo portfolio, it has never re-opened and instead now houses the visitor experience for their Bulleit brand.

Following the bourbon boom of the 21st century, Diageo revived its interest in American whisky, utilising the legend of Stitzel-Weller for this Blade & Bow brand.

The 22 year old bourbon is a blend of whiskies distilled at Buffalo Trace distillery (then George T. Stagg) and Bernheim (now owned by Heaven Hill). The marriage was then aged and bottled at Stitzel-Weller by Diageo.

Each bottle of Blade and Bow is complete with one of five numbered keys, which represent those that once hung on the distillery door.

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