Dougherty's Private Stock Pure Rye Whiskey


Dougherty's Pure Rye Whiskey was manufactured by John A. Dougherty & Son of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania since 1849. In 1866 John A. Dougherty died and the company was renamed to J. A. Dougherty’s & Sons. The family company found great success, but divested their interest during the Prohibition years when the Dougherty Distillery & Warehouse Company, Inc. sold whiskey for medicinal use. The “for medicinal use” and Dougherty Distillery & Warehouse Company, Inc. labels date this bottle of whiskey to the Prohibition years between 1920 and 1933. The label on the back of the bottle reads "Rx Spiritus Frumenti," the official medicinal name for whiskey, and "For medicinal purposes only. Sale or use for other purposes will cause heavy penalties to be inflicted."

Date Made: before1920-01-17

Maker: Dougherty Distillery and Warehouse Company, Inc.

Place Made: United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

See more items in: Medicine and Science: Medicine, Food, Health & Medicine, American Enterprise

Exhibition: American Enterprise

Exhibition Location: National Museum of American History

Related Publication: Sewer, Andy; Allison, David; Liebhold, Peter; Davis, Nancy; Franz, Kathleen G.. American Enterprise: A History of Business in America

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2012.0027.02Accession Number: 2012.0027Catalog Number: 2012.0027.02

Object Name: medicinal alcohol, whiskey

Physical Description: glass (container material)aluminum (container material)paper (container material)alcohol (product active ingredients)Measurements: overall: 8 5/8 in x 4 in x 1 7/8 in; 21.9075 cm x 10.16 cm x 4.7625 cm


Record Id: nmah_1420669

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