Crigler & Crigler Whiskey
Hello I recently acquired a bottle and have done a little research on it and would like your opinion to confirm my findings or redirect my thought process. (2) photos are attached. I am thinking it is a pre-prohibition bottle, possibly 1868 or so vintage.
Crigler & Crigler
I live in NH and wonder if location adds any value to the bottle, being a distance from its origin. The bottle measures 10" in height. The glass is clear. The lip appears to have some signs of rotation in construction of the bottle. There do seem to be a few lines in the lip inside the glass like scratches or an air pocket .
I saw a similar one of a site but it stated that it also had an embossed: "1 quart" on the side, this one does not have that! I appreciate any information or suggestions you are able to provide.
Your bottle dates between 1880-1918 probably in the 1890s. the value of these bottle is about $30-40.
R. L. CRIGLER, a prominent wholesale liquor dealer of Covington, Ky., was born in Boone County, Ky., December 18, 1834, and is the eighth in a family of eleven children born to Nicholas and Sallie A. (Fray) Crigler. Nicholas Crigler was born in Madison County, Va., in 1794, and married Sallie A. Fray, January 16, 1816. She is also a native of Madison County, Va., and was born in 1798. They came to Kentucky in 1829, and settled in Boone County, two miles east of Burlington. Nicholas Crigler died in 1871, and his wife in 1878. Mrs. Crigler was a daughter of Ephraim Fray. R. L. Crigler was reared in Boone County, where he remained until sixteen years of age, when he went to Cincinnati, where he clerked in a dry goods store until he was twenty-one years of age. He then formed a partnership with his brother in the dry goods business, continuing for two years, when our subject moved to Paris, Ky., and engaged In the same business until July 1, 1866, at which time he went to Lexington, Ky., and was in the dry goods business there for two years. He again returned to Cincinnati, Ohio, and in 1880 went into the wholesale liquor business. He has a large distillery at Lexington, Ky., and one at Georgetown, Ky., and also owns a wholesale liquor store in Covington. In January, 1880, he was united in marriage to Miss Jessie F. Talbert, of Cincinnati, daughter of M. Talbert, a prominent dry goods merchant of that city. Digger
Kentucky: a History of the State, Embracing a Concise Account of the Origin ... By William Henry Perrin, J. H. Battle 1887