David Nicholson 1843 Bourbon, known as D. Nicholson 1843 in some parts, is an older bourbon that gained quite a following when it was distilled by the good people at the Stitzel-Weller Distillery. Unfortunately for all the David Nicholson 1843 Bourbon fans, it is no longer distilled there. This bourbon ended up in the hands of Luxco and is now rumored to be distilled by Heaven Hill, though Luxco isn’t filling the bottles with the good Heaven Hill stuff.
This has led to a lot of push back because the flavor that David Nicholson 1843 Bourbon fans had come to know and love has distinctly changed. The new bourbon isn’t necessarily bad, it’s just different. And if there is one thing people hate, it’s change.
If you see an old bottle of David Nicholson 1843 Bourbon anywhere, you should pick ut up. It’s always fun to do a side by side comparison of the old stuff and the new stuff. Both are drinkable, and it’s a fun way to pass the time during a blizzard.