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Object Name Bottle
Catalog Number 2007.6
Maker Thatcher Manufacturing Company
Date 1949-1979
Material(s) Glass
Dimensions H-11.25 Dia-3 inches
Description This whisky bottle is made of clear molded glass. The label is embossed into the bottle, with the inscription appearing on the front and back of the piece. The makers marks on the bottom.
Notes The Yellowstone brand was manufactured by the Taylor and Williams Company of Louisville, KY. The Taylor & Williams Distillery was originally founded in 1865 by D.H. Taylor and was originally known as D.H. Taylor and Co. In 1871, the sales manager, Charles Townsend visited the newly opened Yellowstone National Park on a cross-country trip. Upon his return to Louisville, the Yellowstone Brand was established. After prohibition, the Dant family, who had been running Taylor & Williams in the late 1800s, built a distillery in Jefferson County where they established Yellowstone, Inc. This distillery and all of its brands were purchased by Glenmore Distilleries Inc. in 1944. One source says that Yellowstone was one of the leading bourbons sold in Kentucky during the 1960s.

The marks on the bottom of the bottle indicate that the bottle itself was made by Thatcher Manufacturing Company and that the bottle was made after 1949. Thatcher Manufacturing Company had plants in Ohio, Indiana, and New York.
Collection Kevin Graffagnino Collection
Subjects Bottles
Distilling Industry
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS