Dec. 22, 2022

Merry Christmas with Very Olde St Nick Harvest Rye!

Merry Christmas with Very Olde St Nick Harvest Rye!
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On today's episode we have a glass of Very Olde St. Nick Harvest Rye and celebrate Christmas! We talk about Sourcing and how to do it honestly, different types of rye, and our families Christmas traditions! All that and more on today's episode of Whiskey Chasers! 

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Be sure to show some love for the company that brought you today's bottle! 


  • Established in 1986, the Very Olde St. Nick (VOSN) brand was started by Marci Palatella to capitalize on the growing demand in Japan for ultra-aged bourbon.
  • Marci worked for Jullian Van Winkle III as his agent in the japanese market
  • The brand was designed around bringing the best aged and best tasting whiskey to the Japanese market. 
    • Originally sourcing its barrels from the Old Commonwealth distillery (Van Winkle’s distillery) 
    • Was then sourced from Willet 
    • Now produce their own
  • Since the brand was started around fantastic whiskey that had some age to it, they hit a rough spot in 2015 when whiskey started to take off in the US
  • Marci bought up an old tobacco farm, in Nelson County (Bardstown KY) to build a craft distillery on. 
    • Preservation distillery 
  • They currently distill in very small batches 
    • 1-3 barrels 
    • The idea behind such small batches is that they are not looking to rush the process. They want to distill the same aged, delicious whiskey that they have been sourcing. 

  • It was very hard to find information on this company and bottle
  • Some people love it, others find it to be a scam and jump on the bandwagon of beating this company down
  • I went a little too deep and started reading comments on the blogs I found and let me tell you, those people should never be allowed near a bottle of whiskey 
    • They will find the one thing they don’t like and blow it into this conspiracy
    • One person stated that she, the owner, was involved in the college admissions scandal back in 2018.
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