---well not quite, certainly not just your avg. "fatty".
"Castle" sent me this photo of his green var-1 J.F. Cutter(t-46). This infamous bottle is the one that was dug in Austin, Nv. in the mid 1990's. "Infamous" only to me, I missed out on it and have wanted a green fat boy ever since. Have not seen another.
Well, Sole Agent.... you're not alone. I don't have a fat-boy in green either. I think GoldenPlantation may have one. I have olive-amber and black-amber, but not a real green like the nice Austin/Castle example in the photo.ReplyDelete
That's quite a nice Cutter fifth there "Castle", and what a great color but no A.P. I don't have one. I've dug my share of Star Shield 5ths but only one intact bottle with the fat boy top and it was dark amber, these things are tough. I can't account for many broken ones either, maybe only a hand full, all were dark amber, some with a little olive. Lighter shades and ones with green in this style top are even tougher. Those things are rare and from my experience in digging their very early and likely one of the first embossed Western whiskey 5ths made for the West Coast trade. T49 Hotaling - non crown also come with this stovepipe/fat boy top as well. I've seen these bottles in the trenches with this style top range in a larger variety of colors from light olive green to chocolate amber. This bottle too is very early and my belief that it was distributed in the same time frame as the fat boy Star Shield as I've found whole or broken ones along side each other on more than one occasion.ReplyDelete
Hotaling Non-Crowns and Fat-boy J.F.s mostly seen in dark dark amber. Very primitive, leaning towards the original fifth-shaped black glass shldr embossed Patent whiskies that were black glass and dark greens that were almost black....ReplyDelete
hard to believe GP has only dug one 'fat boy' ! How rare can any of them dam Cutters really be.......ReplyDelete