This stunner is one of the oldest bottles we’ve ever seen here at MHM. Old Rosebud was produced during The Prohibition by The American Medicinal Spirits Company. The whiskey was distilled in the spring of 1916 at the E.L. Miles & Co. Distillery, and was bottled in bond in fall 1929. The National Prohibition Act of 1919, made it illegal to produce and consume alcohol. In those days, doctors believed that alcohol helped with all sorts of ailments and therefore whiskey was still allowed to be dispensed for medicinal purposes. The American Medicinal Spirits Company was created at the start of Prohibition, by the brothers Otho and Richard Eugene Wathen. It was one of the distilling companies that used a medicinal loophole, to continue producing whiskey. National Distillers took over the AMS Co. in 1927, and later went on to become one of the Big Four whiskey companies following the repeal of Prohibition.