THE SOUTH CAROLINA DISPENSARY
by Phillip Kenneth Huggins
A classic collector’s guide to old Dispensary bottles. The Dispensary system was South Carolina’s effort to regulate the sale of liquor around the turn of the century. The unique bottles produced during this time are today rare and collectable. This guide provides information on the dispensary characteristics of the bottles and trace their origin.
An invaluable resource for collectors of South Carolina
dispensary bottles from both a historical perspective and as a resource for the
many variations of containers the system produced. This compilation contains an
overview of the history of the system including the colorful creator (Gov.
Tillman) and the events leading to and following the "whiskey rebellion". It
recounts an interesting time in South Carolina history when prohibitionist
compromises helped to create one of the most corrupt government-run businesses
of the time. The dispensary idea was sold as both a means to control the flow of
alcohol and raise revenue for the state education fund...an interesting parallel
as South Carolina currently embarks on building support for a state run lottery,
also "to improve education".
224 pages. B/w photos. 1997. Sandlapper Publishing.
ISBN 13: 978-0-87844-136-5/ISBN 0-87844-136-0
To order call Sandlapper Publishing 800-849-7263