Bakers Pure Rye Whiskey 1847
I'm a noob here, but several years ago I inherited a bottle from my stepfather which I'd like to know more about.
The label is covered it what looks like scotch tape and reads "Bakers Pure Rye Whiskey" On either side of this is the date, 1847.
It has a cork in it, is nearly full, and I can see a slight bit of sediment in it.
The cork looks tight, and quite old. I've been storing it on it's side.
On the back of the label is another label stating that the bottle was purchased from a woman's estate by a distributor in 1943. ( I will update this thread with the woman's name & the distributor tonight.)
All I know is that Bakers "Jefferson Twp, Somerset County Baker whiskey, which achieved some fame, was made by Henry Baker in Jefferson Township, Somerset County, who built a large distillery sometime after 1813. This would be about as far east as Monongahela whiskey would go. After that you've got only mountains."
Any body able to point me towards information on this?