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

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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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CrispyCritter

Quite a bit of cognitive dissonance there:

"An Old Style Pure Rye Whiskey"

vs.

"For Medicinal Purpose Only"

It makes me wonder just how much "medicinal" whiskey was sold during our "noble experiment."

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Indeed, both came in boxes.

MONTICELLO

BRAND

SPECIAL RESERVE

IT'S ALL WHISKEY

QUALITY USERS

ARE

MONTICELLO USERS

SAM THOMPSON

OLD

MONONGAHELA

PURE RYE

WHISKEY

BOTTLED IN BOND AT DISTILLERY

UNDER SUPERVISION OF U.S. GOVERNMENT

FOR MEDICINAL PURPOSES ONLY

THOMPSON DISTILLING CO

ESTABLISHED 1844

WEST BROWNSVILLE, PA, U.S.A.

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