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Images Of The Past – K. Taylor Distillery Postcard

Join us August 6 for the Bourbon Salon at Oxmoor Farm 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... Continue Reading →

Images Of The Past – Old Taylor Distillery Office

Join us August 6 for the Bourbon Salon at Oxmoor Farm 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... 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 →

Images Of The Past: The Harlan Distillery, Monroe County, KY

At one time, the Glenmore Distillery in Owensboro, Ky. had a small museum put together by the Thompson family. When I was an archivist at United Distillers, we gathered the distillery related materials for the archive and these photographs were... Continue Reading →

Images Of The Past – The Buffalo Springs Distillery, Stamping Ground, KY

World War Two caused many distilleries to go out of business. As part of the war effort, they were required to make making high proof alcohol for munitions and other war needs such as synthetic rubber. The problem was that... Continue Reading →

Images Of The Past: Pleasure Ridge Park Distillery Letterhead

When I was working at The Filson Historical Society I cataloged many collections dealing with the distilling industry. My colleagues also kept an eye out for anything they found in the collections they were working on at the time. I... Continue Reading →

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