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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 →

Images Of The Past: Steamboats And Bourbon

In the 1820s, steamboats revolutionized travel in America. They reduced the travel time from Kentucky to New Orleans drastically. A trip with goods to the New Orleans market in a flatboat would take from nine months to a year for... Continue Reading →

Images From The Past: Crystal Springs Distillery Employees

The Crystal Springs Distillery was located in Louisville, Ky. at the corner of First Street and Ormsby Avenue. It was a whiskey and brandy distillery. It was owned by T.H. Sherley, a former officer in the Union Army and a... Continue Reading →

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