In 1997, The Classic Kentucky Bourbon Company decided to launch a limited edition series of US whiskies sourced exclusively from closed American distilleries. The initiative got as far as the prototype stage, with two sets of the first five releases filled with the actual liquid and given prototype labels to show how the finished product would look on shelves. Before the project went any further, corporate parent United Distillers merged with another company, and the project was shelved. One of the prototype sets was destroyed in the Stitzel-Weller distillery fire, making this set the only one in existence. Included are Old Quaker Indiana Corn Whiskey 21 Year Old, Stitzel-Weller Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey 17 Year Old, Taylor-Williams Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey 17 Year Old, George T Stagg Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey 16 Year Old, and Buffalo Springs Kentucky Rye Mash Whiskey 15 Year Old, all bottled at barrel proof.