whats the story behind my liquor?
December 18, 2010 12:21 PM   Subscribe

I bought this bottle of rum at a flea market. It says Geseco bay rum on it. and at the bottom says the Goodman Chemical Co., Bush Terminal, Brooklyn NY. Is it worth anything? Is it safe to drink? Whats the history behind it? picture
posted by ihope to Food & Drink (10 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
Given that it says for external use only, I'd probably lean towards "not safe to drink" (but I have no idea why)
posted by ish__ at 12:24 PM on December 18, 2010 [4 favorites]


Huh, dunno why I didn't notice that before. But I assume because its rum I can drink it. Is there non-drinkable rum?
posted by ihope at 12:26 PM on December 18, 2010


It's not rum, it's bay rum aftershave. It was never intended to be drunk.
posted by enn at 12:26 PM on December 18, 2010 [3 favorites]


Well, for starters, bay rum isn't a drink. It's an aftershave.
posted by palmcorder_yajna at 12:26 PM on December 18, 2010


Bay Rum seems to be a type of aftershave. I wouldn't drink it if I were you.
posted by sarastro at 12:26 PM on December 18, 2010


That's a bottle of aftershave.
posted by PhatLobley at 12:26 PM on December 18, 2010 [1 favorite]


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posted by jessamyn (staff) at 12:31 PM on December 18, 2010 [56 favorites]


It is not safe to drink. For reference, this is what "for external use only" on the bottle means.
posted by MuffinMan at 12:55 PM on December 18, 2010 [2 favorites]


And if you're interested in Goodman Chemical, their address (in 1930) was 33 Sullivan in Brooklyn. Here it is on Google Maps.
posted by zippy at 1:16 PM on December 18, 2010


Bay rum is actually a kind of tree that produces small berries that are used in the production of men's scents. Seriously. I saw them in Hawaii on a tour of a botanical garden. I crushed one in my fingers and smelled it. Bay rum is poisonous, by the way.
posted by chairface at 9:59 PM on December 18, 2010 [2 favorites]


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