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David Nicholson '1843' Brand 1969 Bottled in Bond 7 Year Old / Stitzel-Weller

Lot: 5080096

David Nicholson '1843' Brand 1969 Bottled in Bond 7 Year Old / Stitzel-Weller

Winning Bid: £2,500
(Reserve has been met) This lot currently has: 13 bids

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7 year old
Kentucky, USA
Cask Type: 
american oak
Bottled Strength: 
100 US Proof
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David Nicholson '1843' Brand 1969 Bottled in Bond 7 Year Old / Stitzel-Weller

David Nicholson is a brand historically produced at the legendary Stitzel-Weller distillery for the Peter Hauptmann company of St. Louis, Missouri. When the distillery closed, Diageo sold its Rebel Yell brand to another St Louis-based company called David Sherman in 1999, and they subsequently picked up the David Nicholson label the following year. That company's current iteration, Luxco, still produce it today.

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.

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