Sorry, you need to enable JavaScript to visit this website.

June Auction is LIVE, Ends Monday 4 July from* 7pm BST. July Bottle Deadline: 11 July (EU) | 18 July (UK) . Read COVID-19 Info

Old Mock 1916 A Ph Stitzel 18 Year Old Pint / Prohibition Era Bottling

Lot: 5026435

Old Mock 1916 A Ph Stitzel 18 Year Old Pint / Prohibition Era Bottling

Winning Bid: £2,500
(Reserve has been met) This lot currently has: 17 bids

Currency Estimate

Important: Currency exchange rates are constantly changing; this feature is to be used as a guide price only. All final transactions occur in British Pounds (£).
Daviess County
18 year old
Kentucky, USA
A Ph. Stitzel
Cask Type: 
Bottled Strength: 
100 US proof
Bottle Size: 
1 pint
Distillery Status: 
product Details

Old Mock 1916 A Ph Stitzel 18 Year Old Pint / Prohibition Era Bottling

A fantastic old Prohibition era bottling of Kentucky straight bourbon whisky. Although the Volstead Act of 1919 had banned the production and sale of alcohol throughout the US, a certain number of distilling companies were permitted to continue bottling existing stock, mostly for medicinal use, but also for weekly baking rations.

One such company was A. Ph. Stitzel Inc, who procured this particular barrel from the Daviess County Distillery (registered distillery 2 in the 2nd district of KY). This distillery was one of the majority that were forced to close after prohibition was enacted. Records show that most of their stock was purchased by the American Medicinal Spirits Company, but some reached smaller companies like A. Ph. Stitzel as well, who bottled this using their Old Mock  brand.

A. Ph. Stitzel survived Prohibition, and was one of the few to emerge with a functioning distillery, refinancing themselves after the difficult 13 dry years by contract distilling for other companies as well, including the juggernaut Schenley corporation. They would of course would go on to merge with Julian 'Pappy' Van Winkle's W.L. Weller company to create the legendary Stitzel-Weller. The "18 Summers Old " phrase on this label was a persistent motif on Stitzel-Weller bottlings too, and can also be seen on some modern Van Winkle bottlings.

Bottled in 1933, shortly before repeal, this includes the standard "medicinal purposes" only label, guaranteeing a pre-January 1920 distillation date.

Important Notice

We would recommend viewing/close inspection prior to placing any bids. If this is not an option and you have questions beyond the offered description and images, please contact us for a more in-depth condition report. Otherwise lots will be sold as seen in the images.

Please note: Due to the various ages of bottles and their seals, condition of liquid is at the buyer's discretion and no claim can be lodged against failure/leakage in transit.