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 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.