Very Olde St. Nick is an illusive whiskey, founded in 1987, that was bottled exclusively for the Japanese market by Julian Van Winkle and Kentucky Bourbon Distillers. Back then, the Japanese market was much more interested in super-aged bourbons than the the American market, unlike present times. These bourbons and ryes likely came from some of the same sources that went into the legendary Willett and Black Maple Hill bottlings from that era. The ryes are most likely to be from the old Bernheim or Medley distilleries; the bourbons could be from any number of sources.
In the fall of 2017 the Olde St. Nick Distillery opened her doors, situated in Bardstown, Nelson County, Kentucky.