Major Western Collector Dale Mlasko sends this great picture and information about some rare and important Western Whiskeys…Thanks for sharing Dale. As usual, the best of the best.
I thought I would send you a picture of a few western whiskey bottles.
While they are not figural bitters or historical flasks, these cylinders typify the Old West on many levels. These five date from the 1870-1880 period. From left to right “J.F. Cutter Extra Old Bourbon (star inside shield) Trade mark” in a rare yellow green; “Miller’s Extra, E. Martin & Co. Old Bourbon (one of 7 mint examples known); Another “J.F. Cutter…this is one of the West’s oldest whiskey cylinders, circa 1870 also in a very rare yellow green; Jockey Club Whiskey G.W. Chesley & Co. S.F. This is a very rare sixth; Finally, the popular (and very rare with about 12 examples known) Gold Dust N. Van Bergen in a light yellow-gold color with extremely heavy whittle effect.
These whiskey bottles were all blown in San Francisco, and are getting extremely hard to find. Very few are being dug today, and competition for these beautiful bottles is fierce.
Note: Visit Dales web site… Oregon Trail Antique Bottles & Glass