Baker's Pure Rye 1847
The World's Oldest Whiskey


A handmade

In 1847, James K. Polk was the 11th president of the United States of America -- all 29 of them. Abraham Lincoln was a freshman in his 1st year of Congress. The Civil War was two decades away.


It was also the year that this bottle of Baker's Pure Rye Whiskey was distilled. It is the official Guinness World Records holder for the oldest whiskey in the world. 

Rye whiskey is the original American whiskey, with a history linked to the earliest days of the United States. Read on to learn all about the bottle, what's inside, and how it was authenticated, with tidbits of whiskey history throughout.


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 Special thanks for their invaluable knowledge and help:
Darrell Corti
Chuck Cowdery
Todd Holmes
Bill Lindsey
David Othenin-Girard
David Robertson
Steve Ury

With credit to the works of:
Chuck Cowdery
William R. Johnston
Sam Komlenic
Bill Lindsey
John Lipman
Fred Minnick
Reid Mitenbuler
Clay Risen
Mike Veach
...and the chroniclers of history as noted. 




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