Friday, February 12, 2010
As many are well aware of, A.P.Hotaling suffered through 14 years of proceedings to insure that the rogue E. Martin would forever be banned from bottling his poor quality whisky under the J.H. Cutter banner. Hotaling was, of course, the Sole Pacific Coast Agent for the brand, and had been since 1866, yet Martin refused to acknowledge this fact. It wasn't until 1884 that the case was resolved and Martin was forever refused the right to bottle any products carrying the J.H.Cutter name. He carried on with his lesser quality and still excellent selling J.F. Cutter Old Bourbon.
The following clipping explains the situation as it was early in the protracted case.