Since we are talking Miller's
thought I would bring back this old post about the Boukofsky brothers.
Utah has produced more than it's share of Miller's flasks. Both large and small embossing circle variations. Also it has produced many, many J.F. Cutter Extra (Star in Shield) fifths. Nelson and Edward Boukofsky ads first appeared in the Salt Lake Tribune in 1871.
The Boukofsky's were probably the largest (most successful) of the 4 major dealers of San Francisco whiskies in the Utah Territory market. If the number of embossed containers is any indication, they certainly were the most successful. Miller's Extra and J.F. Extra was shipped throughout the state. Every early town/ mining district I have poked around has remains of these containers scattered about.
They were also the Utah agents for Baldwin's Superior Hand Made Old Bourbon (S.H.M.) and McKennas.
It didn't take long for the E.Martin (J.F. Cutter) / A.P. Hotaling (J.H. Cutter) feud to show up in the local Utah papers. Early in 1872 Cunnington and the Boukofsky's started taking potshots at each other as to which was the "true and genuine' Cutter whiskey.