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    Re: Just secured this for above the bourbon cabinet!

    Quote Originally Posted by flintlock View Post
    That's sweet man, congrats.
    Ryan, hopefully this is only a precursor to what our adventure on Saturday will yield.

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    Re: Just secured this for above the bourbon cabinet!

    Very cool, Adam!
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    I think i'm god but I'll get a confirmation and go from there

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    Re: Just secured this for above the bourbon cabinet!

    Quote Originally Posted by CorvallisCracker View Post
    I think the closest thing to that is Show Us Your Stash.
    Boy, did that ever open up the floodgates.
    Scott

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    Re: Just secured this for above the bourbon cabinet!

    Quote Originally Posted by CorvallisCracker View Post
    Boy, did that ever open up the floodgates.
    haha Scott, you know those old threads need to be bumped back up every now and then or they are forgotten!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pieface
    I think i'm god but I'll get a confirmation and go from there

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    Re: Just secured this for above the bourbon cabinet!

    I have never heard of Old Tucker. I wonder what happened to it? What was it like? High end/low end stuff?
    "Brown eyed women and red grenadine...
    the bottle was dusty but the liquor was clean." -Jerry Garcia

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    Re: Just secured this for above the bourbon cabinet!

    I wondered the exact same thing when I read the sign. I googles and found this:

    http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedi...ened-minaiture

    And this:

    http://www.pre-pro.com/midacore/view...p?vid=SDF11464

    Looks like it was one of their many brand names throughout and after prohibition. It states, "brown secured one of only 10 federal permits that allowed whiskey to be distributed to druggists for medical purposes."

    It was probably one of those off brands used during prohibition and cased out soon after to consolidate the product line.

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    Re: Just secured this for above the bourbon cabinet!

    Cool.

    The company used the brand names:
    "Beech Fork", "Cloverdale", "Diamond Bluff", "Fox Mountain", "Gilded Age", "La Rue", "La Rue's Best", "Major Paul", "Major Paul's Widow", "Mason Rye", "Mc B", "O. S. K.", "Old Forester", "Old Forman", "Old Mason Rye", "Old Polk", "Old Tucker", "Old Webwood", "Russett", "Sidros Bourbon", "Tucker", "Tucker Rye", and "Widow Mc Bee."


    Widow McBee is a great name.

    Major Paul's Widow - somewhat less so.
    "Brown eyed women and red grenadine...
    the bottle was dusty but the liquor was clean." -Jerry Garcia

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    Re: Just secured this for above the bourbon cabinet!

    Update to the bourbon cabinet corner area. Picked up another sign from someone else that was created around the same period. Matches the previous find perfectly. It's also a 1880-1910 framed, hand painted glass advertising panel.

    I took the previous one out of the beat up frame and am fashioning some "invisible" mounts out of small aluminum brackets to achieve a "floating" glass panel look when it's mounted on the wall. I'll do the same with the new piece on the opposite wall.

    Just thought I'd share and see if anyone had any insight on the brand on the sign. The sign i'm assuming is from Lexington, as it states.


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    Re: Just secured this for above the bourbon cabinet!

    Man that's cool - so much nicer than the ubiquitous Jim Beam signage.

    From the pre-pro website:

    James S Stoll & Sanford K Vannatta (Bloomington, IL) wholesaled "Old Elk" whiskey, which was being produced at their Commonwealth distillery (RD #12, 7th Dist.) in KY. After the distillery was deeded to the Trust, James S Stoll continues wholesaling as Stoll & Co.
    The company used the brand names:
    "Commonwealth", "Elk", "Elk Rye", and "The Acme."


    Business name timeline:
    Stoll, Vannatta & Co.


    They don't mention Old Buck but apparently he had a thing for antlers. Pretty sure there is an Old Commonwealth, too, unsure of any connection.

    "Brown eyed women and red grenadine...
    the bottle was dusty but the liquor was clean." -Jerry Garcia

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    Re: Just secured this for above the bourbon cabinet!

    Adam for some reason I want to connect this whisky to the Old Buck Horn Saloon in San Antoino, TX, which is still open by the way, as they were successful enough to commission their own brands in 1880. Fanciful perhaps but I believe I was told something to that effect by one of the current owners.

 

 

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