View Full Version : Wisconsin pre-pro brands

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:


As expected, the majority were German distillers.

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

Old Hickory shot glass


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.

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