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BBQ+Bourbon
03-05-2010, 13:18
I've been doing a virtual tour of some of some historical sites and found it really interesting. Hopefully some of you will also enjoy the virtual tour. Feel free to add any sites you can think of.

Here's Stitzel Weller, viewed from Fitzgerald street. You can go west on Ralph or north on Fitzgerald and get a good feel for the place. The barrel houses appear to be steel clad.

http://maps.google.com/maps?geocode=Ce_MBx5LRYVRFY8FRwIdU9Li-iljcGiU-hJpiDGbdKeR60NLcw&q=brown+forman&f=l&sll=38.206048,-85.799392&sspn=0.001903,0.004106&ie=UTF8&split=1&rq=1&ev=zi&radius=0.11&hq=brown+forman&hnear=&ll=38.206549,-85.807611&spn=0,359.994872&z=19&layer=c&cbll=38.206816,-85.807472&panoid=84IFNUeKdA0_qVR4hdCJng&cbp=12,331.62,,0,-6.34

CaptainQ
03-05-2010, 13:31
Very cool. Thanks!

BBQ+Bourbon
03-05-2010, 20:28
Just ahead in this view, there is a complex that appears to be a distillery on the right. Anybody know which distillery this is or was?

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=3200+Glenns+creek+rd,+frankfort,+ky&sll=38.148506,-84.848335&sspn=0.001913,0.003704&gl=us&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=3200+Glenns+Creek+Rd,+Frankfort,+Franklin,+K entucky+40601&ll=38.148842,-84.848957&spn=0.007619,0.014817&z=17&layer=c&cbll=38.1488,-84.848946&panoid=Qc9p1RA6_0-PNqIme1M9JA&cbp=12,136.9,,0,11.84

Edit: Actually, it appears that there are two distilleries adjacent to one another.

BBQ+Bourbon
03-05-2010, 20:37
Old Taylor's old distillery is on the same road, farther to the south. Here is a view beginning at the south end of the facility, facing north. I've only seen the pictures of the castle before but you can check out the whole facility here. It appears to be beyond any hope.

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=3200+Glenns+creek+rd,+frankfort,+ky&sll=38.148506,-84.848335&sspn=0.001913,0.003704&gl=us&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=3200+Glenns+Creek+Rd,+Frankfort,+Franklin,+K entucky+40601&layer=c&cbll=38.145542,-84.83226&panoid=260hADofts5NXHyycDYQmw&cbp=12,8.99,,0,3.71&ll=38.145881,-84.832199&spn=0.007619,0.014817&z=17

It appears that the distillery to the north of Old Taylors is Old Crow. This is really cool for me since I will probably never get to tour the area. Even if I do, it will be easier knowing what I'm looking for.

The Boozer
03-06-2010, 08:47
Don't know the date of the vitual tour but some of the photos from a few years ago show the Old Taylor site fenced off along the main road. It appears that the fencing has been removed. Actually the "Castle" building doesn't look too bad if this is recent. Also looks like most of the reclaimation projects have been completed.

ratcheer
03-06-2010, 09:05
Excellent find, thanks.

Tim

craigthom
03-06-2010, 17:25
Just ahead in this view, there is a complex that appears to be a distillery on the right. Anybody know which distillery this is or was?

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=3200+Glenns+creek+rd,+frankfort,+ky&sll=38.148506,-84.848335&sspn=0.001913,0.003704&gl=us&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=3200+Glenns+Creek+Rd,+Frankfort,+Franklin,+K entucky+40601&ll=38.148842,-84.848957&spn=0.007619,0.014817&z=17&layer=c&cbll=38.1488,-84.848946&panoid=Qc9p1RA6_0-PNqIme1M9JA&cbp=12,136.9,,0,11.84

Edit: Actually, it appears that there are two distilleries adjacent to one another.

Old Crow is closer to Frankfort and still has trucks in the lot. Old Taylor is the one being torn down.

If you keep going down that road you'll get to where some of Woodford Reserve is distilled. The rest of it is distilled across Dixie Highway from your Stitzel-Weller link.

Beakerboy
03-08-2010, 08:49
I've been adding tags for a lot of the older distilleries in wikimapia
http://www.wikimapia.org/#lat=37.9008651&lon=-85.1495361&z=8&l=0&m=b&tag=7369
There are a few old sites in the same area as Stitzel-Weller, one just south of Early Times, and one across the railroad tracks and to the north of Early Times. This second I think I was told was once a UD facility.

Kevin