bourbonv wrote:...This is one of the brands sold by Frankfort distillery during prohibition. The whiskey was made at their Frankfort, Kentucky distillery before prohibition...
Mike, you should know better than that.
It was NOT made at Frankfort. It was BOTTLED by Frankfort Distillery, which (despite the name) was neither a distillery nor located in Frankfort. What they bottled in 1933 was whiskey made in 1912 by Illinois Distillery #11, DBA American Spirits Manufacturing Co.
By the way, Emerald, don't confuse A
?) with A
). This Illinois "manufacturing company" may have been a distiller of ethanol, from which a whiskey product was "manufactured". And also, don't let the fact that it's "bonded" fool you, either. During Prohibition, when federal bonded warehouses were the only legal source of alcohol, even blended whiskey was Bottled in Bond. The term "Spiritus Frumenti" on the label indicates that, far from being bourbon, this "whiskey" was officially classified only as "fermented spirit" and could have been just about anything alcoholic.
And Sean, Your opened bottle is pretty much worthless. Empty prohibition pint bottles, even with boxes, go for about five bucks on eBay, or a dollar at a flea-market. If it were full and sealed this still wouldn't be a particularly attractive find -- maybe $20. If the contents are still good, I'd suggest using it for ceremonial pours and enjoying the "specialness" until it's finally gone.