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Great piece! I love the Cutter history.Does anyone know much about Cutter fifths that have been dug in the New England or Kentucky areas? Have the "eastern" blown Milton J. Hardy orMoorman fifths mostly been dug out east or still dug out west?
To my limited knowledge they are found in the East. I don't know of any actually distributed out here, but they could have come West with a traveler and been tossed out this way. A.P. Hotaling had the Sole Agency on this Coast for 40 years, offering the brand in only his well documented containers.
That date would coincide nicely with the age of the pits when we start to dig the "Birds, OK's, and A No 1's, where we now start to see the bottles have "CP MOORMAN" embossed. Hotaling may've been asked or required by Moorman to do this on the "OK"s.??AP
Gotta love the part where it states: " Its (JH Cutter)the most famous brand of Kentucky whiskey, and is chiefly consumed in California, where purest and highest priced whiskeys find their best market. Moorman's Cutter whiskey is itself a bonanza (reference to the mining wealth in the West)and its not strange that it naturally goes to the Golden Gate".Charles Brown kinda slaps his Boston Daily advertiser readers to a thinly veiled step up to the plate challenge with Moorman's prized Western consumers.The Eastern market must've been so weak that it couldnt support distillers and agents ordering private molds for embossed cylinders. I have yet to see and Eastern version of the Barkouse Bros Gold Dust KY Bourbon, nor the Woodburn, OK Castle, Cabinet, KY Gem, and the list goes on..... JH Cutter and Jesse Moore, the West's leading brands, seem to be among the few that were able to also sell well enough in the East to support and embossed bottle there as well.AP
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