Posted 7 months ago
Year Made: Late 1800's?
Product: Old Overholt Rye Whiskey, 100 proof medicinal
Bottler: A. Overholt Company, Broad Ford, PA
Volume: 16 fluid ounces, 1 pint
Height: 8 inches
Weight: 13.4 ounces
Seams: Strap flask, 2 seams fade out before the lip
Label Type: paper
Closure Type: cork
Notes: The whiskey this held was produced in 1912. Though made before prohibition, by the time it was aged and bottled, prohibition was in effect. The distillery in Broad Ford, PA possessed a very rare and valuable medicinal whiskey license, made easier by the fact that Andrew Mellon inherited full ownership of the company after Henry Clay Frick died in 1919. As U.S. Treasury Secretary, Mellon granted himself that necessary medicinal license for the company. Read more about the Old Overholt brand here:
I am calling this bottle a mystery because it appears to look a lot older than the 1912 label date when the whiskey was made. Let me know how old you think it is.