Old Crow Bourbon Whiskey 1838 Vintage Men’s T-Shirt




James C. Crow was born in Scotland in 1787, and trained in medicine and chemistry at Edinburgh University in the early 1820s. He spent several years learning about whiskey distillation from Scotland’s master distillers, before eventually made his way to America in 1835 to try his hand at Kentucky bourbon whiskey. Initially employed at Grier’s Creek Distillery, Crow applied scientific methods to bourbon production, and while he didn’t invent the sour mash process, he perfected it, changing the way that bourbon was made forever. Using thermometers, hydrometers, specific gravity, and pH balance checks, he standardized the process, resulting in high quality whiskey that could be produced batch after batch in exacting detail. Crow would move on to work for Oscar Pepper Spirits in 1838, where his whiskey became the first branded Kentucky bourbon label ever produced. His whiskey was sold as “Old Crow” and quickly became the bourbon by which all others were judged. The brand remained in the hands of Oscar Pepper after Crow died in 1856, and thankfully, Crow had trained a distiller who continued to make it with his method. Crow had also maintained a detailed ledger with his notes, other people could keep the method in use long after his death. Oscar Pepper died in 1867, and the brand was sold to the firm of Gaines, Berry and Co., who built a new distillery to continue producing Old Crow.



Like all our designs, this one is treated with our signature ‘relic-ing’ process which includes our own secret recipe of hand-painted chipping, cracking, fading, and just the right touch of yellowing to ensure that it looks the part of a true vintage imprint.** We lay these works of art down on premium Bella+Canvas 3001 Unisex Jersey Short Sleeve Tees, one of the softest, best-wearing t-shirts available today, via state of the art direct to garment (DTG) printing which allows us to create a vintage effect that simply can’t be accomplished with other printing methods. In short, these shirts are everything you’ve dreamed of and more – it feels soft and lightweight with just the right amount of stretch making it comfortable and flattering for both men and women.

  • 100% combed and ring-spun cotton*
  • Fabric weight: 4.2 oz (142 g/m2)
  • 30 single
  • Tear-away label
  • Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
  • Side-seamed
  • Retail fit
  • Runs true to size


Not sure what size is your best fit? We recommend taking one of your current t-shirts, laying it flat and measuring it. The measurements in the chart below are taken with the shirt laying on a flat surface. To get the length, measure from the high shoulder point down to the bottom of the shirt. To get the width, measure approximately 1-inch below the armhole, across the chest, from seam to seam. While our tees are all made using premium, pre-shrunk, ring-spun cotton, there can be some shrinkage depending on your personal wash and dry cycles. With that said, if you’re on the fence, we always suggest going up a size.

Width 17.99 20.00 22.01 24.02 25.98 27.99 30.00
Length 27.99 29.02 30.00 31.02 32.01 32.99 33.98
Sleeve length 8.90 9.17 9.45 9.72 10.00 10.39 10.79

All sizes are provided in inches!

*Heather colors are 52% combed and ring-spun cotton/48% polyester. Athletic and Black Heather is 90% combed and ring-spun cotton/10% polyester. Ash color is 99% Airlume combed and ring-spun cotton and 1% poly. **Due to the nature of the printing process and different sizes of shirts offered, imprint position and scale may vary slightly from the product images, but we do our best to be as accurate as possible.

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