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Old Log Cabin Bourbon Whiskey Bottled 1920s-1930s - Distillers Corporation Limited 94.6cl / 50%
09 July 2019
A 94.6cl bottle of Old Log Cabin Bourbon Whiskey, produced and bottled by Distillers Corporation Limited, Montreal, Canada. This comes in the original paper wrapping. We estimate this was bottled in the late 1920s to 1930s.
Distillers Corporation Limited was founded in 1924 by Samuel Bronfman. The previous year, Bronfman had purchased an American distillery, Greenbrier, dismantled it and rebuilt it in LaSalle, Canada. By the late 1920s, the company had distribution rights for Scotch whisky brands including Haig, Black & White, Dewar’s and Vat 69. The company bought struggling competitor Seagram in 1928. During American Prohibition, Distillers Corporation exported to the US, which was legal until 1930. Thereafter, the company began legally exporting alcohol to Saint-Pierre and Miquelon where it fell into the hands of smugglers and bootleggers and made its way to the US. The Bronfman family continued to run Seagram until 2000, when it was sold to Pernod Ricard and Diageo.
Please see images for fill level and label condition. Note damage to the labels, tax strip and paper wrapping. The front label is missing.
Note the absence of a condition statement does not imply that this lot is in perfect condition or free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of ageing.
This bottle does not appear to be leaking. While we take every care to pack bottles securely we cannot guarantee that old corks and closures will not leak in transit.