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dcb
02-06-2008, 13:01
I couldn't really find anything about this with a search, and I know there's info about the actual bottles online, but has anyone ever actually tasted this stuff? I've had this bottle for many years after buying it at a yard sale for a quarter and usually use it as a sort of decanter for cheap stuff like EW Black (since it looks neat to pour from a cabin bottle...). But has anyone ever had the actual whiskey that came in such a bottle? I'd be interested in any discussion about it..
-dave

http://www.dcbowden.com/images/Old_Cabin_Whiskey_3.jpg

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dcb
02-07-2008, 08:37
...this thread is on fire! :cool:

pepcycle
02-07-2008, 08:52
There was a man named E.C. Booz (seriously). A distiller in Philadelphia, he produced E.C. Booz's Old Cabin Whiskey from about 1840 to 1870. He sold his whiskey in bottles shaped like log cabins.

In the 1840 presidential election, his name began to be associated with alcohol when he passed out whiskey in log cabin shaped bottles on behalf of the candidate he supported, William Henry Harrison. Not only did Harrison win the election, Booz's name came to mean -- well, booze.

Booze appears to have acquired the "e" at the end in later usage.

dcb
02-07-2008, 09:01
hey thanks! very interesting, so if it's that old then the short answer is: no, nobody has tasted this whiskey :)

this bottle I have surely isn't that old though, right? must be a repo of some kind..

pepcycle
02-07-2008, 09:30
Check e-Bay for similar items.

http://search.ebay.com/search/search.dll?sofocus=bs&sbrftog=1&dfsp=1&from=R10&satitle=old+whiskey+bottle+cabin+&sacat=39491%26catref%3DC6&sargn=-1%26saslc%3D2&sadis=200&fpos=ZIP%2FPostal&sabfmts=1&saobfmts=insif&ftrt=1&ftrv=1&saprclo=&saprchi=&fsop=1%26fsoo%3D1&fgtp=