He is the man who they credit with starting the brand.
Less well publicized is that Four Roses was just one of Paul Jones’ brands. I found this bottle at a Bottle and Advertising show here in the Twin Cities.
Sometimes you’ll find two different 2-digit dates in the same bottle.
Generally the earlier date refers to the year the bottle mold was created, and the latter is the year the bottle was made.
There are several clues to assist in identifying the year and distillery of whiskey bottles.
Most bottle manufacturers molded the year into the glass at the bottom of the bottle in 2-digit format.
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