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Object Name Bottle
Catalog Number 2004.16
Maker Dowling Distillery
Date c. 1975
Material(s) glass; cardboard; plastic; paper; alcohol;
Dimensions H-10 W-6.5 D-4.5 inches
Description This is a collector's edition bourbon bottle in its original box. Part A is the bottle. It is a clear glass bottle with yellow/cream colored labels that have red and black printing. It has a plastic cap that is sealed with a red and white tax stamp. The seal on the front reads "21 years." Part B is the box. The box has a brown background with gold lettering. It is designed to look like a closed book. The top and bottom are designed to look like book pages. The box has a front hinge "door" that is closed with a tongue and groove slot. It opens to a window that lets you view the bottle. The top opens to allow removal of the bottle.
Notes This bottle was given to the donor as a gift. The donor believes that it was at least 25 years-old. The bottle may have been bottled from an old barrel from the Dowling Distillery in Lawrenceburg, KY by the "new" owner Mr. Ripley when he took over the distillery.
Collection Ramona Barrick Collection
People Dowling Distillery
Subjects Distilleries
Distilling industries
Search Terms Distilling Industry
Bourbon
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS