I.W Harper 1917 Rye 1 Pint / Prohibition Era Bottling
Distilled in 1917, this rye whiskey was protected in bond by the American Medicinal Spirits Company from the Prohibition Act of 1920, which made alcohol production and consumption illegal.
This was bottled in 1932, a year before the Prohibition was repealed. The whiskey was produced by East Penn Distillery, no. 10 in the 23rd district of Pennsylvania.
The American Medicinal Spirits Company was one of only around 30 distilling companies to survive Prohibition of the 434 that existed prior. Exploiting the medicinal loophole was the brainchild of Otto Wathen, an idea which continues to prove its value today in the persisting image of his still ever-popular portfolio, which included Old Grand-dad and Hill & Hill.
This 1 pint bottle was filled by the American Medicinal Spirits Company at distillery bonded warehouse no. 27, also in the district of Maryland.