PROHIBITION PRESCRIPTION WHISKEY AMBER BROWN PINT GLASS SPIDER BOTTLE OLD KY PHARMACY DOCTOR BAR. CIRCA 1920S.

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A beautiful original Prohibition amber glass Whiskey bottle….”Antique ~ Spiritus Frumenti”, which is the US pharmaceutical term for Whiskey. The labels: “Antique ~ Spiritus Frumenti… 100 Proof ~ An Alcoholic Stimulant Made From The Fermented Mash of Grain”…”Aged in Wood”, on the bottom label. The labels are brass and have a wonderful patina. Historically bottles originally came with a tin cap that doubled as a shot glass or measure.

This bottle was dispensed to patients during the Prohibition by pharmacists when presented with a prescription from their doctor. The bottle is embossed with sprigs of grain, cob webs, a Fly & a Spider.

The back label…part of the back label is: Whiskey ~ “Antique”,…One Pint 100 Proof…Bottled at the Frankfort Distillery (permit info)…Produced Spring 1913 by The A. Keller Company, Distillery No. 9, Dist. of Kentucky…”For medicinal purposes only, sale or use for other purposes will cause heavy penalties to be inflicted”. Whiskey was aged for ten years or more, so this bottle was dispensed around 1923 or 1924.

The bottle is covered with beautiful details, measures 8 1/4″ by 4″, condition is excellent!