We are pleased to be able to offer such a unique line-up of rare and vintage whiskeys at Dram & Draught. Please note that this list is subject to change at any time. Please inquire with your bartender as to our current selection during your next visit.
Dram & Draught’s Old Forester Single Barrel Select
Served Right out of the Barrel – $12 for 2oz
Rare and Vintage Whiskey (price per ounce)
Old Rip Van Winkle Bay Colony Bicentennial Decanter (1975) – $125
This is the whiskey from the original Van Winkle family. Pappy passed away in 1965 as the oldest active distiller in the country. Shortly after the Stitzel-Weller distillery was sold in 1972, Julian Van Winkle Jr. resurrected the pre-prohibition brand using some of his father’s old stocks. It’s possible this is some of Pappy’s very own liquid. Maybe have this 86 Proof legend with a cigar.
W.L. Weller Special Reserve (early 90’s) – $40
Try the original wheated whiskey from back in the days of grunge rock. This is offered at a special discounted price for all those NC Residents that miss their (special) Weller Special Reserve.
Old Fitzgerald Prime Bourbon Holiday Decanter (circa 1975) – $50
Old Fitzgerald was a brand started in Frankfort in 1870, and originally called John E. Fitzgerald. In 1933 the recipe was changed to another wheated beauty of a bourbon. It was produced at the infamous Stitzel-Weller Distillery when it opened in 1935. It continued to be made there until the distillery closed in 1993.
Wild Turkey 8 year (late 1980’s) – $100
Wild Turkey has been distilled by the same company, in the same location, and by the same master distiller for the past 60 years, but that doesn’t mean it has always been made the same way. One taste of this vintage 8 year, which has been discontinued in the US for over a decade, and you will wonder why they don’t make bourbon like this anymore.
Old Grand Dad 86 proof (late 1980’s) – $100
Originally produced by National Distillers before being sold to Jim Beam in 1989, OGD was sold as an everyday pour. However, the late 80’s were considered a glut era in Kentucky Bourbon. Inventories skyrocketed as sales were lagging and distillers were competing for sales with quality and age. Due to this competition, many of today’s bourbon enthusiasts consider the National Distillers version of OGD some of the best tasting vintage bourbon available (if you can find it).
Old Crow Limited Edition Chessman Decanter (circa 1969) – $75
This is the original Old Crow recipe from their now-defunct distillery. This is the best of some of the most storied bourbon to come out of Kentucky. From the original hang tag: This superb decanter is part of what is surely the most unique chess set ever produced: The Old Crow Limited Edition Ceramic Chessmen. The whiskey is a very special distillation of Old Crow, aged a full ten years for the occasion.
Hill and Hill Bonded (1940’s) – $125
Once considered a lower end offering of the National Distillers line, Hill and Hill was commonly sold as an 80 proof pour in the late 80s, though most considered it to be an exceptionally flavorful pour for its proof. Fortunately, we have obtained a rare 1940’s version bottled in bond (100 proof). Sit back and enjoy this rich long gone flavor. This is one of the best whiskeys on the shelf.
John E Fitzgerald Very Special Reserve – $150
Comprised of 12 barrels of wheated bourbon produced at the Stitzel-Weller Distillery, original home of Heaven Hill’s Old Fitzgerald and direct ancestor to the celebrated Larceny brand, this ultra-rare, highly allocated release offers both an extraordinary sensory experience and a glimpse at the DNA of Bourbon lore. This is the last of the brown juice distilled at Pappy Van Winkle’s Stitzel-Weller Distillery. When it’s gone, it’s gone.