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  • Duffy's

    Reconsidered Trifle - Small edition ceramic cast, of antique bottles. 

    Duffys Malt Whisky

    Bottle Circa: pre 1900 

    Origin: Rochester, New York.

    Manufactured: 1868 - 1926

    Dimensions: 9 inches tall and  2 3/4 inches round 

    Duffys Malt Whisky has a interesting history, it was created by one Walter B Duffy in 1868. By invoking malt in its name (malt was considered healthful at the time) Duffy could market his whiskey as a medicine, thereby evading liquor taxes, and still sell booze to those of the temperance movement.  Outlandish marketing ie; “in old age, in illness, in all cases of weakened vitality, nothing is so quick and permanently beneficial as…”  led to ever increasing scrutiny.  This culminated in a 1907 Food and Drug Administration inquiry.  At which the presiding official  stated  “Duffy’s Malt Whiskey is one of the most gigantic frauds of the age and in  flagrant violation of the law”. 


    Food Safe, Hand Wash Only. 

    Each Piece is handmade and as such each piece has the slight imperfections of the human hand. Colors may vary and sizes are approximate.     Individual pieces in a set will vary slightly.

    Packages are shipped via USPS. Shipping cost calculated at checkout. 

    Returns / Exchanges / Shipping / Damages in Shipping

    All sales are final If your purchased piece has been damaged in shipping. Please email with in three days of its delivery. Attach photos of the broken piece and damage to box. A replacement or a refund will depend upon the purchased item.

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