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OLD KENTUCKY COLONEL (arched) / (picture of a gent in a hat and coat and an upraised glass in his right hand. The image is embraced in a wreath of grain stalks and leaves) / ROCK SPRING DIST'G CO / OWENSBORO, KY (both lines reverse arched and tsp on frosted banners)

ID#: KWS474
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Glass Category:Liquor advertising
Glass Type:Thin-walled shot
Label Type:Usual white-etched label
Dimensions:*2-3/16" x 1-7/8" x 1-3/8"
Edmonson:Not listed
Rock Spring Distilling Co. listed from 1881-1918.

*Glass measurements have not been confirmed.

Rock Springs Distilling Co. (Reg. #18, 2 nd Dist). Alexander Hill and W. H. Perkins operated a small distillery on the Ohio River a mile below Owensboro. In 1881 they sold out to J. H. Welch. By 1889 the owners were A Rosenfield and Abe Hirsch. In 1906 they leased their distillery to Silas Rosenfield for a 10-year period, and by 1917 was operating as Rock Springs Distilling Co.

Branch offices can be found in Chicago and St. Louis.

Brand names used by this company include: "Annapolis Pure Rye", "Courtland", "Hill and Hill", "J. T. Welch", "Kentucky Climax", "Ky Climax", "Ky Colonel", "Old Kaintuckee Kernel", "Old Kentucky Colonel", "Rock Springs", and "Tip Top."

Company name timeline:
Rock Spring Distilling Co.

Address timeline:
211 Frederica (1886), 126 Frederica (1889), 120-122 Frederica (1909-1918)

Find out more about Rock Spring Distilling Co.

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