Tag Archives: old whiskey

Prescription Whiskey

Prohibition began in 1920 with the ratification of the 18th Amendment and the related Volstead Act. These new laws banned the manufacture, sale and transportation of intoxicating beverages. Keep in mind that up to this point alcohol had been a widely used, readily available and relatively cheap remedy for thousands of years. Practitioners and doctors in […]

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Old Forester – The Original Innovator

Old Forester  has been sold continuously for over 140 years, longer than any other brand of bourbon on the market. When Old Forester was first introduced in 1873, it was the first bourbon sold exclusively in sealed bottles. Available initially in pharmacies as a medicinal product, bottles of Old Forester were sealed to safeguard against adulteration and substitution […]

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Martin Mills – The Bigfoot of Bourbon

This mythical bourbon sells for $500 a bottle.         A single shot could easily set you back $100. Above is pictured an elusive bottle of Martin Mills 24 year-old — one of only 200 released in the world — it contains 107-proof Kentucky bourbon, which unleashes a devastating caramel-vanilla flavor bomb. Martin […]

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How to Navigate a Sea of Antique Booze

Drinking antique booze has become a thing of late. Much of the allure lies in the idea that it can provide a clear snapshot into the past. In 2010, salvage divers from Sweden found 230-year-old intact Champagne bottles in a shipwreck at the bottom of the Baltic Sea. Of course, they popped a bottle and found […]

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Caretaker Drinks $102,400 in Whiskey

Mansion’s caretaker charged with drinking 52 bottles of antique whiskey valued at $102,400 GREENSBURG, Pa. –   $102,400 of well-aged whiskey disappeared down his throat, police say, and now they want a Pennsylvania man to cough up some cash. John Saunders, former live-in caretaker of a Pittsburgh-area estate, faces criminal prosecution for allegedly drinking 52 […]

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Century-Old Whiskey Stash Found

Aged Whiskey Found Under Attic Floorboards In order to save money while renovating his St. Joseph, Mo., home, Bryan Fite began prying up floor boards on the rafters in his attic. While attempting to save a little cash, he found a treasure: over a dozen bottles of century-old whiskey. What first appeared to Fite as […]

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Jameson – The man and his whiskey.

John Jameson’s Irish Whiskey On a Tuesday morning on October 5th 1740, John Jameson was born and the first chapter in a whiskey legend began. Now, it’s a fact that most people believe John Jameson was an Irishman, through and through. Wrong. He was born in Scotland. Ah, but it’s an easy mistake to make and […]

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Drunken Treasure – The wreck of the Francis X. Aubrey.

There is enough 150-year-old whiskey resting underground where the old river queen sank to get 130,000 people pie-eyed. It’s worth five million dollars, and it’s still there for the taking. A neglected treasure is mellowing under the green willows along an old course of the Missouri River in broad, windswept Kansas. Mellowing is the proper […]

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A little family history.

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A great moment in whiskey history.

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