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Jono
02-18-2011, 08:37
It is amazing how many distillers existed prior to Prohibition...in every state
it seems. For example, Wisconsin is not a state usually associated with
whiskey....but this data base show at least 5 pages of distillers:

http://www.mrbottles.com/files/whiskeybrands.pdf

As expected, the majority were German distillers.

Another Old Hickory
Breslauer, A. & Co.
Old Hickory

http://www.pre-pro.com/midacore/view_glass.php?sid=RRP3696
Old Hickory shot glass

http://www.pre-pro.com/midacore/images/shots/RRP3281.jpg

Where was the product distributed? All local? It seems every town / county of
any size...or not....had a distillery in this country. There must have been thousands of distillers...large and small...I don't think an accurate count is possible when you add in the farm distillers.

I imagine most was released quite young. Too bad we can never compare these old brands to todays production.

Jono
02-18-2011, 09:50
Peter Barth.....Bung Hole Whiskey....I can imagine the establishments this brand was popular in....or would be today.