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Images of the Past – Yellowstone Distillery Bottling Ladies

You can see a blown-up version of this photograph at the Oscar Getz Museum in Bardstown, Ky. It is on the wall of one of the rooms with some other old photographs of bottling whiskey at Kentucky distilleries. The original... Continue Reading →

Images Of The Past – Winter 1994 Odd Bins Catalog

In the summer of 1994, I was working as the archivist at United Distillers and was asked to take the artist, Ralph Steadman to the Jim Beam and Maker’s Mark distilleries. Steadman was doing the illustrations for the annual winter... Continue Reading →

The Tom And Jerry Cocktail

The Tom and Jerry was a very popular cocktail before Prohibition, but seems to have faded out of existence after the repeal of Prohibition. It is a cocktail that was served either hot or cold that contained eggs. It was... Continue Reading →

Images Of The Past – Seagram Distillery, Louisville, Kentucky Postcard

After the repeal of Prohibition, Seagram built a distillery in Louisville. This distillery was on the southern boundary of the city on Seventh Street Road. The city limits ended not far from where they built this distillery at the time.... Continue Reading →

Images of the Past – Prohibition Prescription

Alcohol was considered an important part of every medicine cabinet in the 19th century. Even teetotalers usually kept a bottle of brandy for colds and fevers. Hot toddies with brandy, lemon juice and honey mixed into hot water was a... Continue Reading →

Images Of The Past – K. Taylor Distillery Postcard

The K. Taylor Distillery was a short-lived company founded at the end of Prohibition. When Prohibition ended, Kenner Taylor, the son of Edmund Haynes Taylor, Jr., became involved with some partners to create a new distilling company – K. Taylor... Continue Reading →

Images Of The Past – Old Taylor Distillery Office

This image of the Old Taylor Distillery office was taken in the early 20th century. It is an interesting image in that it shows people visiting the distillery. Edmond Haynes Taylor, Jr. was a pioneer in Bourbon tourism. He believed... Continue Reading →

Images Of The Past – Postcard Of Glenmore Distillery

In 1881 R. Monarch and E.P. Millet established the Glenmore Distillery and produced Kentucky Tavern Bourbon in Owensboro, Ky. The brand was successful and by 1892 they had added the brands Kentucky Club, T.J. Monarch, R. Monarch and Glenmore to... Continue Reading →

Images Of The Past: James E. Pepper Distillery

The James E. Pepper Distillery is in Lexington, Ky. This image is an aerial photograph taken by Schenley Distilleries when they owned the distillery in the 1930s. It shows the distillery building, warehouse and associated buildings that they owned, but... Continue Reading →

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