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It’s one hell of a rare unicorn and the only bottle of its type currently for sale in Australia.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #ff2a00;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eSPECIAL ORDER: PLEASE EMAIL US PRIOR TO PURCHASE\u003c\/b\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003cspan data-contrast=\"none\"\u003eOrder from the Largest \u0026amp; Most Trusted Premium Spirits Marketplace! \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan data-ccp-props='{\"201341983\":0,\"335559739\":240,\"335559740\":240}'\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003cspan data-contrast=\"none\"\u003eFeatured in\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan data-ccp-props='{\"201341983\":0,\"335559739\":240,\"335559740\":240}'\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli data-aria-level=\"1\" data-aria-posinset=\"1\" data-listid=\"1\" data-font=\"Symbol\" data-leveltext=\"\"\u003e\n\u003cspan data-contrast=\"none\"\u003eROLLING STONE\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan data-ccp-props='{\"134233117\":true,\"134233118\":true,\"201341983\":0,\"335559739\":160,\"335559740\":240}'\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli data-aria-level=\"1\" data-aria-posinset=\"1\" data-listid=\"1\" data-font=\"Symbol\" data-leveltext=\"\"\u003e\n\u003cspan data-contrast=\"none\"\u003eMEN'S JOURNAL\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan data-ccp-props='{\"134233117\":true,\"134233118\":true,\"201341983\":0,\"335559739\":160,\"335559740\":240}'\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli data-aria-level=\"1\" data-aria-posinset=\"2\" data-listid=\"1\" data-font=\"Symbol\" data-leveltext=\"\"\u003e\n\u003cspan data-contrast=\"none\"\u003eUS WEEKLY\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan data-ccp-props='{\"134233117\":true,\"134233118\":true,\"201341983\":0,\"335559739\":160,\"335559740\":240}'\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003cspan data-contrast=\"none\"\u003eALL ORDERS PLACED ARE \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003cspan data-contrast=\"none\"\u003eGUARANTEED \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003cspan data-contrast=\"none\"\u003eand WILL\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan data-contrast=\"none\"\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003cspan data-contrast=\"none\"\u003eNOT \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan data-contrast=\"none\"\u003ebe\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan data-contrast=\"none\"\u003e cancelled like with other retailers. 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Many other small liquor store sites will end up cancelling your order due to the high demand and unavailability.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan data-ccp-props='{\"201341983\":0,\"335559739\":240,\"335559740\":240}'\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eSize:\u003c\/b\u003e 750ML\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eProof:\u003c\/b\u003e 101 (50.5% ABV)\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eAge:\u003c\/b\u003e 16 Year\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eOrigin:\u003c\/b\u003e United States\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eDistillery:\u003c\/b\u003e Buffalo Trace Distillery\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- split --\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003eDetailed Description\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAn incredibly rare offering from the Van Winkle family reserve. This was bottled in 1990 by Julien Van Winkle III. His father, Julian II had retained an office at the old Stitzel-Weller distillery following his forced sale of it in the 1970's, but this hospitality was not extended to his son, who had to buy Hoffman distillery in 1983, re-naming it Old Commonwealth. There he bottled much of the best-regarded whiskey in America, including Nathan Stone's, Very Olde St. Nick, the A.H. Hirsch Reserve, and this, the Van Winkle Family Reserve. It is believed this Van Winkle family reserve bourbon was sourced from Boone distillery, where it was barreled in 1974. It was bottled twice, this one in 1990, and again at 17 years old in 1991. Both were intended for the Japanese market who were at the time more willing to pay premium prices for well-aged bourbon. Van Winkle III continued to bottle at Old Commonwealth until 2002, when thinning stocks necessitated an agreement with Buffalo Trace, who warehouse his remaining barrels, and produced limited quantities of 'Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve' on an annual basis to this day. These original bottles of Boone distilled Van Winkle reserves are incredibly rare and sought after in equal measure.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003eDistillery Information\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBuffalo Trace Distillery is a distillery in Frankfort, Kentucky, that is owned by the Sazerac Company. It has historically been known by several names, including the George T. Stagg Distillery and the Old Fire Copper (O.F.C.) Distillery. Its namesake bourbon brand, Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon whiskey, was introduced in August 1999. The company claims the distillery is the oldest continuously-operating distillery in the United States. The company says the name \"Buffalo Trace\" refers to an ancient buffalo crossing on the banks of the Kentucky River in Franklin County, Kentucky. The Sazerac Company purchased the distillery in 1992.\u003c\/p\u003e"}

Van Winkle 1974 Family Reserve 16 Year Old Straight Bourbon Whisky
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Whiskey: Van Winkle 1974 Family Reserve 16 Year Old Straight Bourbon

The Van Winkle Family Reserve 16 and 17-year-old releases were purportedly bottled using whiskey from the Boone distillery which was also used for the first bottles of Pappy Van Winkle 20-year-old. Ranked one of the best bourbon whiskeys in the world, this 16yo Van Winkle Family Reserve was barrelled in 1974 and then bottled in 1990 and exclusively exported to the Japanese market. It’s one hell of a rare unicorn and the only bottle of its type currently for sale in Australia.

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Size: 750ML

Proof: 101 (50.5% ABV)

Age: 16 Year

Origin: United States

Distillery: Buffalo Trace Distillery

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Detailed Description

An incredibly rare offering from the Van Winkle family reserve. This was bottled in 1990 by Julien Van Winkle III. His father, Julian II had retained an office at the old Stitzel-Weller distillery following his forced sale of it in the 1970's, but this hospitality was not extended to his son, who had to buy Hoffman distillery in 1983, re-naming it Old Commonwealth. There he bottled much of the best-regarded whiskey in America, including Nathan Stone's, Very Olde St. Nick, the A.H. Hirsch Reserve, and this, the Van Winkle Family Reserve. It is believed this Van Winkle family reserve bourbon was sourced from Boone distillery, where it was barreled in 1974. It was bottled twice, this one in 1990, and again at 17 years old in 1991. Both were intended for the Japanese market who were at the time more willing to pay premium prices for well-aged bourbon. Van Winkle III continued to bottle at Old Commonwealth until 2002, when thinning stocks necessitated an agreement with Buffalo Trace, who warehouse his remaining barrels, and produced limited quantities of 'Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve' on an annual basis to this day. These original bottles of Boone distilled Van Winkle reserves are incredibly rare and sought after in equal measure.

Distillery Information

Buffalo Trace Distillery is a distillery in Frankfort, Kentucky, that is owned by the Sazerac Company. It has historically been known by several names, including the George T. Stagg Distillery and the Old Fire Copper (O.F.C.) Distillery. Its namesake bourbon brand, Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon whiskey, was introduced in August 1999. The company claims the distillery is the oldest continuously-operating distillery in the United States. The company says the name "Buffalo Trace" refers to an ancient buffalo crossing on the banks of the Kentucky River in Franklin County, Kentucky. The Sazerac Company purchased the distillery in 1992.

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