Posted 4 years ago
So, a couple years ago we noticed a small water leak was starting in the ceiling of our main bathroom. Since our upstairs bathroom is directly above it, we knew it must be coming from the old copper pipes and the old claw foot bathtub. After we pulled up a couple floorboards upstairs to locate the leak, I stuck my phone in the hole and snapped a couple pictures. We were completely dumbfounded when we saw there was an old whiskey bottle in there. Unfortunately, it was empty but still really cool. The red ink from the label looks almost brand new. The brand is Hiller's Old Standard whiskey and it came from a distillery that used to be in Omaha, Nebraska. The neck stamp is from 1902. And there is a warning label on the back detailing the punishment for reusing the bottle for any other liquors. This was pre prohibition, and apparently they weren't messing around. That is the extent of my bottle knowledge and research, so if anyone has any more info, I'd love to learn more! Thanks!