If you are a “bourbon enthusiast” then you know the Stitzel-Weller Distillery has been closed for nearly 20 years. Now, even though the distillery has been closed, there are still S-W barrels in the market. Admittedly, they are extremely rare and no one wants to admit they have them, but they are out there. That’s why it was a SHOCKER when Castle Brands Inc. said they were releasing the Jefferson Presidential Select 17yr Bourbon Whiskey with whiskey from Stitzel-Weller.
I have NO IDEA how Castle Brands got enough barrels from Stitzel-Weller to release this whiskey, but I guess it doesn’t really matter. Here’s what I do know. When Jefferson 17yr was first released, the Malt Advocate scored it 96pt and it retailed for around $90/bottle. The close-out price will now be $64.99/bottle, which is a 27% discount. Just to let you know how good this deal is, my wholesale cost used to be $68/bottle.
Let’s be honest. This is a collector’s item. It’s a piece of history that will soon be gone. Take advantage while you can because I only got 15 cases.
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