New Hampshire celebrates state history with commemorative bottle
Ten years after New Hampshire’s Old Man of the Mountain collapsed, the New Hampshire Liquor Com-mission released a limited-edition commemorative liquor bottle featuring the geographic landmark. The ceramic bottle features a full-color artist rendering of the Old Man of the Mountain and the New Hampshire state motto, “Live Free or Die,” a toast written by Revolutionary War hero General John Stark. Beyond commemorating the extinct landmark, the bottle also was designed as a fundraiser to support the Hall of Flags at New Hampshire’s State House. The commemorative bottle filled with vodka retails for $29.99 at all New Hampshire Liquor & Wine Outlet locations. However, because the bottle was challenging to source, fewer than 9,000 bottles are available. Nevertheless, the New Hampshire Liquor Commission hopes to raise more than $85,000 from sales.