Haller's County Fair BIB

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Haller's County Fair BIB

Unread postby ggilbertva » Sat Sep 01, 2007 12:05 am

Received in trade a bottle of Haller's County Fair BIB

Distilled Spring 1972 and bottled 1978.

Front of the bottle says:

"Bottled by W.A. Haller Company, Linfield, PA"

The back says:

"Distilled by Tom Hardy Distillery Co., Owensboro, KY at DSP-KY-24, Bottled at DSP-PA-12

The color is a deep red amber. No evaporation is evident. A really nice bottle.
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Unread postby bunghole » Sat Sep 01, 2007 2:41 am

Man, Oh Man, Greg! If ima not mistaken, you've got some Charles Wathen Medley distilled Glenmore whiskey in that bottle!!!

HOLY SHIT, DUDE :!: :!: :!: :shock:

You need to haul your a$$ and that bottle down to the Angleshare's in Luray, VA for our fall meeting of the Virginia Chapter of Bourbon Enthusiast. Com. We'll take some serious tasting notes for sure.

I'll bring the cigars, OK?

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Unread postby cowdery » Sat Sep 01, 2007 3:25 am

That is special. Well done.
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Unread postby bourbonv » Sat Sep 01, 2007 11:59 am

You have some Glenmore distilled bourbon. It should taste very similar to Kentucky Tavern from that era. It is not, however as Linn stated Charles Medley whiskey. The Medley brothers was still independent from Glenmore when this whiskey was made. I am not sure who was distilling at Glenmore in the 1970's. It seems to me that it might have been a Dant, but I could be wrong.

There are many, many samples of this label in the U.D. archives and even a bottle or two. I never sampled from a bottle of County Fair, but I have had Kentucky Tavern from that era. It is a very fruity bourbon with notes of dates and cherries.
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Haller's County Fair BIB

Unread postby ggilbertva » Sat Sep 01, 2007 12:06 pm

Thanks for the feedback. I received this bottle through the generosity of another bourbon enthusiast. I was very pleased to get this bottle. The funny thing is, this bottle and one other were just sitting on a shelf in Delaware. Go figure.
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Unread postby Bourbon Joe » Sat Sep 01, 2007 12:46 pm

That was Glenmore whiskey bottled at "Old Hickory" in Linfield, PA.
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Re: Haller's County Fair BIB

Unread postby mozilla » Sat Nov 29, 2008 9:37 pm

I find it strange that a huge distillery like Publicker would be buying whisky from Glenmore. Publicker ceased operations in the 1980's, IIRC, and still had large supplies of aging whisky. Funny that they ended up selling some whisky to Medley after they sold some labels to him, near the end.
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Unread postby jinenjo » Tue Dec 02, 2008 12:08 am

Great looking bottle, Greg. It really is sweet to look at.

bourbonv wrote:There are many, many samples of this label in the U.D. archives and even a bottle or two. I never sampled from a bottle of County Fair, but I have had Kentucky Tavern from that era. It is a very fruity bourbon with notes of dates and cherries.


I have passed on a Glenmore labeled bottle, I think 80 or 86 proof, from that era. It seemed like bottom shelf juice to me, but now I'm having second thoughts if not just for historical purposes.

Worth getting?
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Re: Haller's County Fair BIB

Unread postby ggilbertva » Tue Dec 02, 2008 12:46 am

Lear,

Just for the opportunity to try that era bourbon, it would be worth the purchase, of course, depending on the price. I paid around $15 for the Haller's and if it's not good, no harm no foul.
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Re: Haller's County Fair BIB

Unread postby ggilbertva » Tue Dec 02, 2008 10:43 pm

One other note, If you can get Glenmore from that time period, then Charles Medley would have had a hand in distillation.
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Kenucky Tavern DSP-KY-24

Unread postby Dump Bucket » Sun Aug 29, 2010 7:16 pm

I just picked a bottle of Kentucky Tavern DSP 24. So... Who was making this at a distillation time of 1963 and bottling 1971?

I am going to drink it no matter what, but just curios...
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Re: Haller's County Fair BIB

Unread postby bourbonv » Mon Aug 30, 2010 10:29 am

Em,
The Kentucky Tavern you have is Glenmore Distillery, Owensboro whiskey.
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Re: Kenucky Tavern DSP-KY-24

Unread postby ggilbertva » Tue Aug 31, 2010 12:30 pm

Dump Bucket wrote:I just picked a bottle of Kentucky Tavern DSP 24. So... Who was making this at a distillation time of 1963 and bottling 1971?

I am going to drink it no matter what, but just curios...


Oh, alright. If you insist....I'll take a sample!!!!
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