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    Old Rye Whiskey

    These bottles were gifts from a dear friend...hidden in her closet for many years. The first gem is a Monongahela Rye that was distilled in 1917 and bottled in 1928.
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    Re: Old Rye Whiskey

    The back label. This was distilled at C.M. Johnson Distillery for Thompson.
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    Re: Old Rye Whiskey

    This is another gem.
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    Re: Old Rye Whiskey

    It was distilled in 1917 and bottled in 1926....but it states " made 15 years ago"...then again the back label has an overlay referring to 1934.
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    Re: Old Rye Whiskey

    The other oddity is that it was distilled at Thompson in Pa!
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    Re: Old Rye Whiskey

    Another oddity is a MD tax stamp with a signature from the 1950's or 60's. I believe both of these whiskies were originally discovered when the Merle family bought Standard Distillers.

    Here's the key for opening the Monticello....
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    Re: Old Rye Whiskey

    What a find! So you gonna hold on to them? Drink 'em?

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    Re: Old Rye Whiskey

    For the time being, they will remain unopened. Eventually the time will come when a tasting will be appropriate.

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    Re: Old Rye Whiskey

    Dave,

    Those are some incredible bottles!

    Thank you for posting pictures.

    The period artwork is facinating to me, that Sam Thompson label is a good example. (BTW, it looks as though there is a box in the background that the bottle was packaged in? Could/would you post a picture of the box?)

    Best regards, doug

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    Re: Old Rye Whiskey

    Wow, Dave, cool additions to your collection! Thanks for sharing the pix!

 

 

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