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Old Overholt is a long-produced American rye whiskey distilled by A. Overholt & Co., currently a subsidiary of Beam Inc., at the Jim Beam distillery in Clermont, Kentucky. It is aged for three years and bottled at 80 proof (40% alcohol by volume).
Old Overholt was originally distilled in Broad Ford, Pennsylvania, 35 miles southeast of Pittsburgh. The company claims to have been established in 1810. The whiskey is named for Abraham Overholt, a farmer, distiller and later, grandfather of the American Industrialist Henry Clay Frick.
It was the so-called "medicinal" alcohol of the United States Navy during World War II.
It is reputed to have been the alcoholic beverage of choice of the gunfighter and gambler Doc Holliday.
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