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Bourbon Bottle Abbreviations

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    January 7, 2017 4:54 PM PST

    BTAC - Buffalo Trace Antique Collection (contains THH, ER17, Sazerac Rye, and WLW)

    BTEC - Buffalo Trace Experimental Collection (Contains a few that I'm not entirely sure of)

    WLW - William Larue Weller

    THH - Thomas H. Handy Rye

    ER17 - Eagle Rare 17

    WL12 - Weller 12 Year

    OWA - Old Weller Antique 107

    ORVW - Old Rip Van Winkle 10 yr

    PVW - Pappy Van Winkle (12yr, 15yr, 22yr and a couple others)

    Lot B - Pappy Van Winkle 12 yr

    EHTBP - E. H. Taylor Barrel Proof

    ECBP - Elijah Craig Barrel Proof

    FRSmBLE - Four Roses Small Batch Limited Edition

    FRSBLE - Four Roses Singler Barrel Limited Edition

    M10 - Michter's 10 year Bourbon

    OB - Orphan Barrel (Lost Prophet, Old Blowhard, Rhetoric 20/21/22*, Forged Oak, Whoop and Hollar, Barterhouse)



    This post was edited by Steve McGee at January 7, 2017 4:56 PM PST
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    January 8, 2017 6:24 PM PST

    1B = Single Barrel (more commonly SB)

    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

    BF = Brown Forman

    BHC = Bourbon Heritage Collection

    BIB = Bonded In Bond

    BMH = Black Maple Hill

    BP = Barrel Proof

    BT = Buffalo Trace

    BTAC = Buffalo Trace Antique Collection

    BTEC = Buffalo Trace Experimental Collection

    CGF = Cheesy Gold Foil (Wild Turkey 12 yr)

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

    CoK = Cream of Kentucky

    CS = Cask Strength (same as BP)

    DSP = Distilled Spirits Plant number

    EC = Elijah Craig

    ECBP = Elijah Craig Barrel Proof

    EHT = E.H. Taylor (also CEHT)

    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)

    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

    JB = Jim Beam

    JD = Jack Daniels

    JPS = Jefferson’s Presidential Select

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

    KBD = Kentucky Bourbon Distillers (aka Willett)

    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

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

    MM = Maker’s Mark

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

    NAS = Non Age Stated

    ND = National Distillers

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

    OC = Old Charter

    OCPR = Old Charter Proprietor’s Reserve

    OCT = Old Cousin Touchers

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

    OF = Old Fitzgerald (not Old Forester!)

    OFBB = Old Forester Birthday Bourbon

    OGD = Old Grand Dad

    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

    SW = Stitzel Weller (also S-W)

    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

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

    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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    December 7, 2018 7:53 AM PST

    CONUS = Continential USA only (used in shipping terms)

    C+S = Cost plus shipping. Usually means what someone paid plus the additional shipping.