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Object Name Bottle
Catalog Number 1964.4.5
Maker Wilken, Harry
Date 1920-1933
Material(s) Glass
Dimensions H-8 W-4.25 D-2 inches
Description This is a Special Old Reserve bourbon bottle. It was bottled during Prohibition for medicinal use. It is in a brown glass bottle with label intact. The label reads: "SPECIAL/ OLD/ RESERVE/ Fine old bourbon/ whiskey made in/ Kentucky before/ prohibition, stored/ in the finest oak/ barrels for over 15/ years and bottled/ in and under/ Government super-/ vision specifically/ for the stockholders/ of the National/ Distillers Products/ Corporation./ The American Medicial/ Spirits Company/ Incorporated./ R.E. Wathen/ Pres." The back label is faded and difficult to read, howeven in the center it reads"PRODUCED BY/ HARRY E. WILKEN/ Distiller, No 368 5th District of Ky."
Notes Bottled during prohibition for medicinal purposes only.
Collection KHS Museum Collection
People Wilken, Harry
Subjects Distilleries
Distilling industries
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS