Posted 7 months ago
This is a 1954 magazine advertisement for Old Charter Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey available in the Holiday Gift crystal decanter produced and bottled by Old Charter Distillery Co., Louisville, Kentucky.
-- The "Old Charter" brand was established in 1874 by A B Chapeze, who was operating this distillery on the Bardstown branch of the L&N Railroad. In 1933 the Bernheim distillery acquired the Old Charter Brand but did not start selling the brand until it was fully aged for bond in 1937. Later in 1937 the owners of Bernheim sell the brand to Schenley Distilleries, Inc. In 1987, United Distillers acquires Schenley. In 1999 the Old Charter brand was purchased by the Sazerac Company from Diageo and is distilled in Frankfort, Kentucky at the Buffalo Trace Distillery, which is part of the Sazerac Company.