View Full Version : Pics of Old Taylor

08-17-2007, 09:49
Only had a few minutes before my tour at BT, so there wasn't alot of time to campout.

08-17-2007, 15:22
Oh yeah, did I mention that I picked up my first really dusty bottle? Thought it would fit well with these pics. The dates are Spring 1917 and Fall 1933, Full Quart, Bib from Dist #53 AMS, permit # Ky P-19.

cousin it
09-02-2007, 16:47
Wow, that brings back memories. Thanks for the pics. As teens, our favorite swimming hole was out back of there.

09-02-2007, 17:05
Oh yeah, did I mention that I picked up my first really dusty bottle? Thought it would fit well with these pics. The dates are Spring 1917 and Fall 1933, Full Quart, Bib from Dist #53 AMS, permit # Ky P-19.

Bloody hell, that is a beauty!!!

09-02-2007, 17:16
Thanks, I was stoked to find that one.
Jeff Mo.

dave ziegler
09-09-2007, 09:23
Jeff your Picture are awesome I have not yet figuered how to post some of mine of Kinsey but have many I would like to share and your Bottle is awesome too! I just got a Medical drinking only Bottle of Dougherty's 100 proof rye only a little left in it but sealed and with its box. Always enjoy reading your coments!
Dave z

09-09-2007, 09:41
Thanks Dave. You have to download the pic resizer to make it work correctly.
I only had a few minutes to snap pics of Taylor, had an appointment at the Trace. I could have spent all day there, though. Lots of stuff to see and some great bourbon history as well.

12-19-2007, 13:16
These pics are great.

A friend of mine recently moved into Woodford Co and happened upon Old Taylor and Old Crow the other day. We went down to see it this week.

They are both in sad shape. We wanted to look around some but were too chicken to do so. It would have been easy to do since the only thing stopping you is the rock wall up front. But we didn't fearing the wrath of our wives coming to bail us out of jail.

It was sad though. You could tell when EH Taylor built it it was everything he wanted as far as being a tourist kind of place. It still has the fish ponds and the areas where one could sit and ponder life while sweet smell of sour mash filled the air.

We both wondered why someone had not bought and restored it. Even if it were just the front and on back to the first rack-house. Costly I would suppose but a bummer to see the potential there and it just sit.

12-20-2007, 12:37
I haven't been up that road in a while, but there were a lot of Beam trailers in the Old Crow lot every time I've been through there. It seems as if there's less Old Taylor every trip.

dave ziegler
03-04-2008, 04:59
Oh yeah, did I mention that I picked up my first really dusty bottle? Thought it would fit well with these pics. The dates are Spring 1917 and Fall 1933, Full Quart, Bib from Dist #53 AMS, permit # Ky P-19.
Jeff that is one beautiful Bottle there and very Rare too! If it is like my old bottle of that type it says for Medical drinking only! Mine is a 1926 I think Dougherty's and on the Box it states for Medical Drinking Only, Why do I like that saying!

03-04-2008, 07:23
Thanks Dave, it is the jewel of my collection. Mine states ..."Unexcelled for Medicinal Use". I don't doubt that one bit. Beats drinking kool-aid for a cold or sore muscles.

05-21-2008, 12:50
Took a drive past Taylor and Crow last month. The date stamp is off a little. I wish someone could restore this facility before it gets completely razed.

05-25-2008, 16:06
I swung by here on Saturday and to my surprise, no workers in sight, but the main gate open.
I pulled in and apparently crashed a wedding celebration.
Before being escorted off the property I did get a few shots.

I did hear "Hey Y'all, Watch This" from inside the marble reflecting pool area.

05-25-2008, 17:14
Great picture of the early- or mid- 20th century towering brick smokestack. You know those inspiring, emotive photos from the 1940's of figures or structures taken from a bit below and showing e.g., people gazing upwards, often soldiers or airmen, this picture quotes that style as is appropriate for the subject matter. But taken as it was today, the photo adds a commentary (to me anyway) of melancholy. Here was America's strength in industry, now disused but still with the power to impress and possessing a dignity that is unshakeable. Even a hurricane couldn't blow that thing down.

Since I am sipping ND Old Taylor as I write, the emotions I am trying to describe reach a higher amperage than might otherwize be the case.


07-19-2008, 15:08
For another topic I pulled up google maps to see the names of the roads from Frankfort that goes to McCracken Pike. Anyway, for grins, I switched to satellite view to see if they'd added more detail, and they have! There's none of Labrot and Graham, but you can clearly see Old Crow and Old Taylor here (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=mccracken+pike&sll=38.125366,-84.824833&sspn=0.001945,0.003326&ie=UTF8&t=h&ll=38.146978,-84.840589&spn=0.015559,0.026608&z=15&iwloc=addr).

You can zoom way in from where that link takes you (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=mccracken+pike&sll=38.125366,-84.824833&sspn=0.001945,0.003326&ie=UTF8&t=h&ll=38.146978,-84.840589&spn=0.015559,0.026608&z=15&iwloc=addr). You can see the trucks and trailers at Old Crow and the destruction at Old Taylor.

07-27-2008, 18:42
Hey all, I am new to the forums but thought I would post in a subject area that i knew something about.

so anyways, I work construction here in Woodford county and in my younger years I took all of the bourbon history here for granted. Recently however we constructed a new garage with old bricks off of Blackburn court (If any of you who live around here are fimiliar with the McCauley feed center, the road is right up the street from there.)

The interesting part is that we built the entire brick outer structure of bricks made from the aging warehouses of Old Taylor. In fact my boss, of DeBold Built Homes, bought many of the bricks from the 2 largest aging houses that they tore down over there.

I am currently trying to get into contact with the guy doing the demolotion, he has a website devoted to Old taylor and the current plans that he has for the place.

www.heartpinereserve.com (http://www.heartpinereserve.com)

It is actually a really good site, and fortunately he is only tearing down the really dillapitated buildings and plans on restoring the "taylor Castle" and keyhole springhouse, both amazing pieces of architecture.

Finally, I am going to try and get in and get some pics for you guys in the coming weeks, if all goes well. And posssibly more insight into the restoration of this beautiful piece of history.