I recently picked up a presumably older bottle of Teacher's, and want to find the estimated age of bottling it is. I'm interested because Murray talks so highly about Teachers and how it used to be much greater a blend than it is now.
What is curious is in his Whisky Bible he lists it as having an ALC/Vol amount of 40%. My bottle is 43% abv.
The back label says: "Sole U.S. Importer, Hiram Walker and Sons, Inc. Farmington Hills, Michigan"
Any hints from you?
--The whisky is delicious, by the way.
jinenjo wrote:As much as I love whiskey, this is not about "going out" on a date with a malt.
i dont know... some of the ehem, dogs, ive been on dates with in my time i can think of worse dates than a bottle of whisky... at least it would be cheaper and wouldnt be any whinging and moaning.
The story is I have been "dusty bottle" hunting American whiskies mostly. There are brands that have been bought out by larger conglomerates, where the older original labels can be found with much better whisky in them.
I'm wondering if the same thing happens with dusty Scotch. For example, doesn't Fortune Brands own Teacher's now? When was it acquired?
Just some ponderings. For all I know this could be a 6 month old bottle.
My JM Bible has gone missing again--I obviously don't consult it much!--so can't check there. Which edition are you looking at?
Edit: Now that I look at them side-by-side, there is quite a difference in the labels. Will look around some more.
The history of buy-outs and corporate actions make it somewhat confusing to me, but according to the dates. Hiram-Walker imported it after the Allied Lyons purchase. Then in 1987 Olympia and York had bought up the vast majority of Hiram Walker stock.
Finally, 2005 was when Pernod Ricard took over and gave the overlap to Fortune Brands and Diageo.
I could use a slug of the Cream...
Added it to my wife's glass of Baileys Irish Cream and she managed to finish my dram.
Sorry to throw a dampener on the proposed tasting but this was just too much of a coincidence
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