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Displaying Your Whiskey Collection

I have a fairly large collection of both whiskey bottles and other items related to whiskey advertising and whiskey history. I am fortunate in that I have the third floor of our old house for my office and whiskey storage.... Continue Reading →

Images Of The Past – Ripy Bros. Distillery 1905

I recently visited Tom Ripy in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky. He is related to the Ripy family of distillers that are famous for their distilleries in Anderson County, Kentucky. He was kind enough to let me make a copy of this historic,... Continue Reading →

Images Of The Past – Whiskey Production In Kentucky

Before Prohibition, Louisville was the home to a very prestigious industry magazine, The Wine and Spirits Bulletin. The Louisville Free Public Library has a collection of these magazines and this image comes from one of the early editions in that... Continue Reading →

Images Of The Past – The Old Quaker Distillery, Lawrenceburg, Indiana

This image from the October 1938 issue of the Schenley newsletter, Remarks of Merit. It is an edited photograph of the Old Quaker Distillery in Lawrenceburg, Indiana that has been altered so as not to show the Seagram Distillery located... Continue Reading →

Images Of The Past – Old Joe Perkins Whiskey Advertising

At one time, the Kentucky Bourbon Affair had an event at the Filson Historical Society where Bill Thomas, Jared Hyman and I held an appraisal fair. It was a lot of fun and many interesting items came in for appraisal.... Continue Reading →

Images Of The Past – Making Whiskey At Mount Vernon

At the turn of the 21st century, archeological work at Mount Vernon, the home of our first President, George Washington, uncovered evidence of his distillery. With funding and help from DISCUS (Distilled Spirits Council of the United States), the distilling... Continue Reading →

Images Of The Past – Peter Cooper Rye Bar Decanter

This bar decanter dates from the first decade of the twentieth century. Peter Cooper Rye was a product of the rectifying company of Dreyfuss, Weil & Co. of Paducah, Kentucky. Paducah, Kentucky has a rich heritage in the spirits industry.... Continue Reading →

Images of the Past – 1850s Labels

The Filson Historical Society in Louisville, Ky. has a “scrapbook” from a lithographer named Miller from the 1850s. It is really a sample book of his work. There are labels of all types. Miller printed labels for perfumes, jellies and... Continue Reading →

Images of the Past – A. Ph. Stitzel Distillery Print

The original of this print is part of the United Distillers archive. They had a collection of prints of the distilleries and buildings that came before the Stitzel-Weller Distillery. This included the original Stitzel Bros. Distillery at 26th and Broadway,... Continue Reading →

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