It has been yet another long while since I’ve posted to this blog so I thought I would focus on some of the more obscure bottles in my collection. Today I want to share a beautiful example of vintage label design. Not only does the color pop with rarely seen yellows and blues but you also get to feast your eyes on what must have been the equivalent of 1920’s soft porn. Va-va VOOM!
For those of you who have followed my blog for a while you know that most of the brand names found on prohibition era medicinal whiskey bottles don’t really mean much. With that in mind, let’s look at what does matter: who distilled the whiskey and who bottled it.
The whiskey in this example was bottled by The New Hope Distilling Company. This is the only bottle I know of from this distillery so if you know of anything else that came from Distillery No. 146 in the 5th District of the Great State of Kentucky, please let me know. As far as bottling goes, SURPRISE, the American Medicinal Spirits Company found the barrel from which this nectar hails and put it in their Borg-like bonded warehouse, upon which all the other barrels greeted it with the chant, “One of us, one of us, one of us.”
Below are some tasty close-ups of the tax stamp that adorns this representation. Cheers, all you rascally rabbits!