I have come in possession of an unopened bottle of "General Miles Private Stock Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey"
Any information or leads on resources would be greatly appreciated. In particular, I'm trying to find the dates of manufacture and how General Miles Bourbon came into being. Thanks in advance for any help, cheers.
After a lengthy search for information about this brand of bourbon I have found very little. So here is what I do know. The bourbon is named after General J Fred Miles who was a Louisville/Lexington entrepreneur and socialite who was involved in oil, banking, horse racing, and of course distilling. The "General" in his name came from serving several terms as the national leader of the Kentucky Colonels. The only reference I found to General Miles Bourbon is in the February 16, 1970 issue of Sports Illustrated which states: "General J. Fred Miles of Louisville, who sold his bourbon factory but nailed it down in the contract that, as long as he lived, 'General Miles' straight bourbon, 100-proof, was to be manufactured." J. Fred Miles passed away August 22, 1963. I believe this particular bottle was manufactured in 1958 and aged until 1962 as evidenced by the dates on the tax seal