Acronyms used in Bourbon

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Acronyms used in Bourbon

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    May 27, 2020 11:00 AM PDT


    1B = Single Barrel (more commonly SB)

    4G = Four Grain (EHT)

    4R = Four Roses (sometimes FR)

    4RYL = Four Roses Yellow Label

    AA = Ancient Age (also AAA, Ancient Ancient Age)

    AB = Abraham Bowman

    ABV = Alcohol By Volume (aka Proof / 2)

    AE = Angel’s Envy

    AECS = Angel’s Envy Cask Strength

    AHH = A. H. Hirsch

    AS = Age Stated

    BC = Boone County

    BF = Brown Forman

    BH = Barterhouse

    BHC = Bourbon Heritage Collection

    BIB = Bonded In Bond

    BIN = Buy It Now

    BD = Beyond Duplication (Wild Turkey)

    BMH = Black Maple Hill

    BO = Blood Oath

    BOM = Blend of Mashbills

    BP = Barrel Proof

    BT = Buffalo Trace

    BTAC = Buffalo Trace Antique Collection

    BTEC = Buffalo Trace Experimental Collection

    CC = Canadian Club or Caribou Crossing

    CGF = Cheesy Gold Foil (Wild Turkey 12 yr)

    CEHT = Colonel E.H. Taylor (also EHT)

    CO = Cured Oak (EHT)

    CONUS = Continental United States (including HI AK), Contiguous United States (excluding HI and AK) regarding store shipping (Most common usually excludes HI and AK)

    CoK = Cream of Kentucky

    CS = Cask Strength (same as BP)

    CYPB = Craft Your Perfect Bourbon (Weller experimental)

    DSP = Distilled Spirits Plant number

    EB = Ezra Brooks

    EC = Elijah Craig

    ECBP = Elijah Craig Barrel Proof

    EHT = E.H. Taylor (also CEHT)

    EOM= East of Mississippi

    ER = Eagle Rare

    ET = Early Times

    ETL = Elmer T. Lee

    ETLC = Elmer T. Lee Commemorative bottle (2014)

    EW = Evan Williams

    F’Fort = Frankfort

    FC = Fighting Cock

    FR = Four Roses (also 4R)

    GD = George Dickel

    GF = Gold Foil (see also CGF)

    GOTG = Grain of the Gods (EHT)

    GNS = Grain Neutral Spirits

    GTS = George T. Stagg

    H21 = Hirsch 21; H22 = Hirsch 22, etc.

    Hazmat = Any whiskey over 140 proof (not allowed to go on a plane)

    HH = Heaven Hill

    HHSS = Heaven Hill Select Stock

    HW = High West

    IWH = I.W. Harper

    JB = Jim Beam

    JD = Jack Daniels

    JM = Joseph Magnus

    JPS = Jefferson’s Presidential Select

    K&L = K&L Wine Merchants, store in San Francisco

    KBD = Kentucky Bourbon Distillers (aka Willett)

    KoK = King of Kentucky (Brown Foreman)

    L’Burg = Lawrenceburg, KY, where early Van Winkle and Eagle Rare were bottled.

    LDI = Lawrenceburg Distillers Indiana, former Seagrams Distillery (now MGPI)

    LE = Limited Edition

    L’Ville = Louisville

    Lot B = Van Winkle Special Reserve 12 yr, Lot B

    M10, M20 = Michter’s 10, 20 yr single barrel

    MBSB/MBSR = Michter's Barrel Strength Bourbon/Rye

    MGPI = MGP of Indiana, former Seagrams Distillery (formerly LDI)

    MK = Master's Keep (Wild Turkey)

    MM = Maker’s Mark

    MTBB/MTBR/MTBSM = Michter's Toasted Barrel Bourbon/Rye/Sour Mash

    MWND = Mid Winter Night’s Dram (HW special edition)

    NAS = Non Age Stated

    NCF = Non Chill Filtered

    ND = National Distillers (ended in 1992, usually 86259 UPC)

    NDP = Non Distilling Producer, i.e. a rectifier like Jefferson’s, Dickel etc.

    NR = New Riff

    OC = Old Charter, Old Carter

    OCPR = Old Charter Proprietor’s Reserve

    OE = Old Ezra

    OESO, OESF, OESV, OESK, OESQ, OBSO, OBSF, OBSV, OBSQ, OBSK = 10 Four Roses bourbon recipes

    OF = Old Fitzgerald (not Old Forester!)

    OFBB = Old Forester Birthday Bourbon

    OFPC = Old Forester President's Choice

    OGD = Old Grand Dad

    OGD114 = Old Grand Dad 114 proof

    OP = Old Pepper or Original Poster

    OO = Old Overholt

    ORVW = Old Rip Van Winkle

    OS = Old Scout

    OT = Old Taylor

    OWA = Old Weller Antique

    OWO = Old Weller Original

    Pf = Proof

    PHC = Parker’s Heritage Collection

    POH = Promise Of Hope, the 7th edition PHC

    PVW = Pappy Van Winkle

    RHF = Rock Hill Farms

    Ritt = Rittenhouse Rye

    RR = Russell’s Reserve

    RRR = Russell’s Reserve Rye

    RY = Rebel Yell

    SA = Smooth Ambler

    SAOS = Smooth Ambler Old Scout

    Saz = Sazerac, usually Sazerac 18 from the BTAC

    SB = Single Barrel

    SFTB = Straight From The Barrel (Blanton’s)

    SmB = Small Batch

    SmBLE = Small Batch Limited Edition (4R)

    SOP = Single Oak Project (BT)

    SW = Stitzel Weller (also S-W), Smoke Wagon or Seasoned Wood (EHT)

    THH = Thomas H. Handy

    TPS = The Party Source, store in Bellevue KY that does many private barrels

    V17 / V21 / V23 = Vintage 17 etc.

    VOB = Very Old Barton

    VOF / VXOF / VVOF = Very Old, Very Xtra Old, Very Very Old Fitzgerald

    VOSN = Very Olde St Nick

    VSOF = Very Special Old Fitzgerald

    VWFRR = Van Winkle Family Reserve Rye

    W12 = Weller 12 yr

    W19 = Weller 19, from the early BTAC

    WFE = Willett Family Estate

    WFP = Weller Full Proof

    WJ = Widow Jane

    WLW = William Larue Weller, usually the whiskey from the BTAC

    WOM = West of Mississippi

    WR = Woodford Reserve

    WSR = Weller Special Reserve

    WT = Wild Turkey

    WTAS = Wild Turkey American Spirit

    WTKS = Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit

    WTR = Wild Turkey Rye

    WTRB = Wild Turkey Rare Breed

    YO = Years old, as in 12YO

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