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J.W.McCULLOCH (arched) / TRADE / (outline of a barrel with G.R / S.M etched on the side) / GREEN RIVER , OWENSBORO,KY. (reverse arched on an inverted horseshoe outline) SOUR MASH WHISKEY (reverse arched). Text is tsp on a frosted barrel end.

ID#: PVV128
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Glass Category:Liquor advertising
Glass Type:Thin-walled shot
Label Type:Usual white-etched label
Dimensions:2-7/16 " x 2 " x 1-1/2"
Edmonson:HSG, p. 109, entry #3
Brand Registered:1905
John W McCullough listed from 1888-1918.

City Listings continue in 1909 as Green River Distilling Co.

John W McCullough (McCulloch) was originally a gauger in the employ of Internal Revenue and had worked at the Green River distillery. Cecil suggests that he purchased it in 1888.

In 1900, McCullough incorporated as the Green River Distilling Co., with offices in Owensboro, Louisville, Cincinnati, and Chicago.

The distillery burned in 1918 but was rebuilt and continued operations for a short time in 1937 (after Repeal).

Green River was orginally marketed as being "The Whiskey Without a Headache". After Repeal, this changed to "The Whiskey Without Regrets" to conform to more stringent laws on advertising, thereby providing a way of identifying the many modern artefacts (trays, signs etc) that survive from this time.

Brand names used by this company include: "Green River", "Kentucky Moonshine", and "The Whiskey Without A Headache."

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