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Wilson Distilling Co

Unread postby delaware_phoenix » Sun Mar 07, 2010 7:30 pm

I went looking for mentions of the Wilson Distilling Co, and didn't find much. Bought in the 1960's by Seagrams.

Well today I was at a local antique shop looking for old bottles. And I found one labeled "Wilson Distilling Co. Inc.", "One pint", "Federal law forbids sale or re-use of this bottle", and on the bottom "D-86I", "18 <diamond symbol> 40", "2". The closure was for a screw cap.

I'm pretty happy with this $4 purchase except for the fact that it didn't have any whiskey in it. :lol:

The pre-pro site mentioned that they were a Maryland Distilling Company, located in Baltimore. Apparently, there also was a Wilson Distilling Co located in Philadelphia.
The Maryland State Archives contain some bottles (undated) http://speccol.mdarchives.state.md.us/m ... =inventory

Any idea as to when bottles may have required the Federal warning?
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Re: Wilson Distilling Co

Unread postby EllenJ » Mon Mar 08, 2010 12:22 pm

1932 to 1964.
Might see some as late as '68 or '69
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Re: Wilson Distilling Co

Unread postby gillmang » Mon Mar 08, 2010 8:47 pm

And Wilson always was a blend, I believe.

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Re: Wilson Distilling Co

Unread postby samkom » Tue Aug 24, 2010 11:31 am

Wilson's primary distillery was in Bristol, PA, a Philadelphia suburb (also home of the "Bristol Stomp" from the 50s), though they were also heavily associated with the Highspire distillery of Highspire, PA, just outside Harrisburg. I, too, have only ever seen this brand referenced as a blend.
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Re: Wilson Distilling Co

Unread postby gillmang » Tue Aug 24, 2010 2:49 pm

Interesting, but Highspire was a straight rye producer as well, one of the old-line companies in this field.

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