Monday, May 4, 2009
The first Hotaling bottles
Shortly after A.P.Hotaling opened his offices, bottling rooms, and warehouses at 429&431 Jackson St in 1866 he began bottling the famous J.H Cutter Whiskey that was discussed in such great detail by G.O.Blake. Following the Open Face, or N0n-Crown, bottle was the one referred as Shoulder Crown. This bottle first appeared in 1871 and likely continued to be produced until sometime mid decade. Unfortunately, the earliest Cutter trademarks were stolen from the State Archives many years ago, so dating these bottles is subjective at best. Following are two examples from my minor collection of Hotaling's bottles.