Edmund Booz

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Edmund Booz (1824–1870) was an American distiller and manufacturer of the Log Cabin Whiskey bottle.

Early Life[edit]

Edmund Booz was born in 1824 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. His parents were William and Alice Green Hewson Booz, both of them born in Bucks County. His father, William, was a small landowner and farmer.

Distilling[edit]

Edmund migrated to the city of Philadelphia when he was young and opened the E G Booz Distillery in 1840.

Edmund Booz was selling his whiskey from a storefront at 120 Walnut Street to liquor merchants and tavern owners throughout the Delaware Valley. The Whitney Glass Works had a retail office in Philadelphia next door to him at 118 Walnut Street where the glass for the Log Cabin Bottles was produced.

Family[edit]

Edmund Booz married Catherine, a woman 12 years his junior who had been born in Philadelphia. They had two sons, Charles, born in 1857 and Andrew, born the following year.

Death[edit]

Edmund Booz died young, only 46 years old in 1870. He was buried in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia. Buried with him is his son, Charles, a railroad conductor, who died at only 30 years of age in 1883.

Legacy[edit]

Original bottles of Edmund's brand fetch some of the highest prices of whiskey in America.[citation needed]