Library Catalog - Kentucky Historical Society

Object Record

  • Email This Page
  • Send Feedback
Object Name Bottle
Catalog Number 2010.2.5
Date ca. 1910
Material(s) Glass/Paper
Dimensions H-6.875 W-3.25 D-1.5 inches
Description This Kentucky Criterion bottle is made of clear glass and is a half pint bourbon whiskey bottle. The machine-made bottle is flask-like, flat and oval. It has a ring at the base of its neck. There is a shell cork and stopper style closure. There is an oval scar mark (pontil-like) on the bottom. There is a large label on front, a smaller one with a caution notice on back and remnants of a green with red print revenue stamp above the back label.
Notes This bottle was dug up in the French's backyard (2740 Frankfort Avenue) in Louisville, Kentucky. Kentucky's Criterion was sold by J. B. Wathen and Brothers, Louisville, Kentucky. It was distilled by R. G. Shipman at the Pee Dee or Ross P. Pepper Distillery in Louisville, Kentucky.
Collection Robert and Ruth French Collection
People Shipman, Raymond G.
Wathen, J. B.
Subjects Bottles
Distilling industries
Alcoholic beverages
Search Terms Bourbon
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS