1932 Prohibition Whiskey Bottle

Is this bottle worth anything?


  • Distilled in 1917, this bourbon was protected in bond by the American Medicinal Spirits Company from the Prohibition Act of 1920, which made alcohol production and consumption illegal.

    This was bottled in 1932, a year before the Prohibition was repealed. The whiskey was produced by Harry E. Wilken, distillery no. 368 in the 5th district of Kentucky.

    The American Medicinal Spirits Company was one of only around 30 distilling companies to survive Prohibition of the 434 that existed prior. Exploiting the medicinal loophole was the brainchild of Otto Wathen, an idea which continues to prove its value today in the persisting image of his still ever-popular portfolio, which included Old Grand-dad and Hill & Hill.

  • Thanks for posting. There is a collectibles market for pre-prohibition and prohibition liquor bottles

    You will find a few sales of these on eBay - this link is for completed auctions. Actual sales display their prices in green.

    See https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=American+Medicinal+Spirits+Company+&_sacat=0&LH_TitleDesc=0&rt=nc&LH_Complete=1

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