This bourbon was distilled at the Pennco Distillery in 1974 in Schaefferstown, Pennsylvania after it was commissioned by Adolph Hirsch, a former Schenley executive. (Not long after this was distilled, the distillery was purchased in foreclosure and renamed Michter's). It aged until 1989, when the distillery was once again in foreclosure. Hirsch then sold the whiskey to the Hue Family (Kentucky) in 1989. Hue then reached out to Julian Van Winkle to bottle this great juice for him. A very small amount was bottled at 15 and 16 years before most of the stock was transferred to stainless steel tanks, effectively ending the aging process at 16 years old. The remainder was left to age and bottled each year after it until the last bottling in 1994, the 20yr Red Wax which we have available here (hyperlink). In 2003, after receiving much critical acclaim, Preiss Imports (San Francisco) bought the remaining stock that was in the stainless steel tanks. This juice comes from that bottling by Preiss in 2003 and was roundly received as one of the VERY best bourbons ever bottled.
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