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05-13-2010, 06:54 PM
Attached is a photo of an unopened bottle of Dougherty's Rye Whiskey owned by an old friend. The label says pre-Prohibition, distilled before 1918. The bottle has a plastic cap with intact paper tax stamp/seal.
My internet research has yeilded very little information about the distiller or this particular variety of whiskey.
Can anyone here help provide information, historical or otherwise, about this example and whether or not it has a collector value?
All assistance is greatly appreciated.
05-14-2010, 04:08 PM
Distillery info here (http://www.philageohistory.org/rdic-images/HGSv29/HGSv29.2829-2830.htm) and at google books (http://books.google.com/books?id=8uYkAAAAYAAJ&pg=RA1-PA2283&lpg=RA1-PA2283&dq=Dougherty%27s+Distillery&source=bl&ots=6rais51to7&sig=f44eAtE3gPQL8YYDnMXChXQreUc&hl=en&ei=ZFftS7D_K460lQePlcGOCQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=9&ved=0CDsQ6AEwCA#v=onepage&q=Dougherty%27s%20Distillery&f=false).
As far as what it's worth, most "collectors" I know (myself included)
would place "value" on the contents for drinking purposes and not as
any "Collectors Item" so I can't help there.
05-15-2010, 04:33 AM
Thank you , Silverfish.
I was hoping someone could enlighten me as well about how such a late bottle could/would be labeled "Pre-Prohibition". It is obviously post WWII and possibly much later.
Poper, I contacted Digger from BottleBooks.com and this is what he said:
The bottle in question is New...it has the Federal Law Prohibits which dates it between 1932 and 1964 and clearly with a plastic cap it dates 1950-1964.
Here is some Trademark info:
Word Mark DOUGHERTY'S Goods and Services (CANCELLED) IC 033. US 049. G & S: Whiskey. FIRST USE: 18490000. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 18490000 Mark Drawing Code (1) TYPED DRAWING Serial Number 72150234 Filing Date August 1, 1962 Current Filing Basis 1A Original Filing Basis 1A Registration Number 0752240 Registration Date July 2, 1963 Owner (REGISTRANT) J. A. DOUGHERTY'S SONS, INC., DISTILLERS CORPORATION MARYLAND 1135 M. FRONT ST. PHILADELPHIA PENNSYLVANIA
(LAST LISTED OWNER) Medley Distilling Company CORPORATION KENTUCKY Owensboro KENTUCKY
Assignment Recorded ASSIGNMENT RECORDED Prior Registrations 0371835;0378141
A bit more info from Digger.... he states that this whisky could have been made in 1917 - but not bottled until later. I have seen many early post prohibition bottles such as this - the plastic cap however is a problem.
06-06-2011, 01:37 AM
Thanks for the info. I posses a bottle still in the box.It states bottled in bond under U.S. Government supervision for Medicinal use only. Made fall 1916 bottled spring 1930. Original seal in place. It has an alumium seal and is one pint in size-100 proof. any one have an idea of its value?
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