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Old Overholt Rye

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Old Overholt Rye

Postby nor02lei » Mon Jul 18, 2005 12:09 pm

I got an older Old Overholt rye from kentucky that is 86 proof. It say bottled in Frankfurt KY on the label. Do anyone knew if this is the Old Granddad version or an older Beam version?
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Postby Deactivated Member » Thu Jul 21, 2005 6:18 pm

Take a look at the bottom of the bottle. Do you find a couple of digits that make sense as a date -- say '89' for 1989, or '92' for 1992. Old Overholt was part of National Distillers (Old Taylor, Old Crow, Old Grand-Dad), which Jim Beam purchased in 1987. If you can ascertain a date from the bottom of the bottle, count backward the age of the whiskey -- if it was distilled prior to 1987, it's original Old Overholt, post '87 it is most likely Beam distillate.
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Postby nor02lei » Fri Jul 22, 2005 6:27 pm

Thank you for your advice. Bottom of the bottle say: 76 and 81. I think that mean distilled 1976 and bottled 1981. That must indicate that it is disstilled at Old Granddads distillery.

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recipe

Postby bjorn » Thu Jul 28, 2005 3:17 am

did the recipe change when they went to beam? is oo the same formula now as beam's rye? i found the two to taste quite different, though i am not very well versed in rye and i didn't perform head to head...
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