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Schenley Distillers Corporation – The Forgotten Giant Part Two

After the war, Schenley continued to grow. Between the end of the war and 1950, Schenley become the distributor for Kahlua in the United States; acquired the Pebbleford Distillery in Ekron, Kentucky; 50% of Dowling Bros. Distillery in Burgin, Kentucky;... Continue Reading →

Images of the Past: Old Charter Bar Mirror

The Belmont and Astor Distilleries were opened in 1881. These distilleries were back to back in Louisville at 17th and Breckenridge Streets. The location is where the present-day Bernheim Distillery is located. Very shortly after the distilleries were opened, the... Continue Reading →

Brand History: Old Charter

In the year 1867 Adam and Ben Chapeze built a distillery at Chapeze, Ky. These two brothers were the children of Henri Chapiers, a French Hugenot  and a surgeon during the American revolution who settled in Kentucky after the war.... Continue Reading →

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