Old Rip Van Winkle - 16 Year Old (Twisted Spoke) 75cl

LOT #51906
£4,500.00 €5,227.65$6,337.35
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Sold 23/08/2020

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Lot Information

  • Country: USA
  • Distillery status: Operational
  • Type: Bourbon Whiskey
  • Age: 16
  • Size: 75cl
  • Delivery weight: 2.00kg
  • Strength: 52.5%

Lot Condition Warnings

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About the distillery

Stitzel-Weller was a former distillery founded in 1935 before closing in 1972. A number of notable brands have been produced under the Stitzel-Weller name including: W.L Weller, Old Fitzgerald, Pappy Van Winkle and Old Weller to name a few. 

The Stitzel-Weller brand was eventually sold due to a depression in the sales of Whiskey with the popularity of other spirts growing. After going through many different merger's and acquisition's, Diageo decided to re-open the facility in 2014. As of 2017, the site of Stitzel-Weller is mainly used for ageing with one still in operation.  They produce around a barrel a day which is mainly used for experimentation and research. 

Other Information

This very rare bottle of 16 year old Stitzel-Weller Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey, Twisted Spoke, was a one-off single barrel bourbon bottled by Julian Van Winkle in 1999 for the Twisted Spoke Bar in Chicago. Bottled at 105 proof.

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Due to the various ages of bottles and their seals, condition of liquid is at the buyer's discretion and no claim can be lodged against leakage in transit.

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23/08/20 16:28 £4,500.00 €5,227.65$6,337.35