1927 Gibson's Rye Whiskey Bottle

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In the mid 1800's John Gibson purchased over forty acres to build a distillery on the east bank of the Monongahela River in West Brownsville, Pennsylvania. In addition to using rye, he also made whiskey from wheat and malt. The site contained the distillery, eight bonded warehouses, a four-story malt house, a drying kiln, a grist mill, a saw mill, two carpenter shops, a blacksmith shop, an ice house, and a cooper shop. The cooper shop was where the barrels to hold the whiskey were made. The records indicate that the barrels were made of oak and the wood was aged three years before the barrel was assembled. When John Gibson died, his son Henry C. Gibson formed a new company, and the distillery was renamed "John Gibson's Son & Company", with production continuing to grow. During this time, in the early 1880s, the distillery was the world's largest manufacturer of rye whiskey, a position it would maintain throughout the next three decades until Prohibition. The distillery was producing 150 barrels of whiskey a day. At its peak, they were shipping 5,000 railroad carloads of barrels a year.

    This vintage Gibson' Pure Rye Whiskey Bottle is labeled as its contents being made in the fall of 1915 and then aged for 12 years before being bottled in 1927. Because of Prohibition, the bottled is labeled to be "For Medicinal Purposes Only".  A great gift for students of Pennsylvania history, those interested in the Prohibition, fans of vintage distilling, the bottle would make a unique piece of shelf decor in any home bar or man cave.

    • Materials: Glass, Wood, Cork
    • Finish: Clear Glass; White, Black, Red Label
    • Approximate Dimensions: 8.5"H x 4"W x 2"D
    • This item is in vintage condition and is being sold as such. Due to the age, please expect imperfections. Review photos for specifics. 

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