Okay, Mike, I'll succumb to peer pressure. Heck, if it weren't for peer pressure, I may never have tasted bourbon! http://www.straightbourbon.com/forum...mlins/grin.gif
Although I can't say my research confirmed it, it turned up a lot of similar horse references. I'll go with Tim's answer. To quote: " Miss Dixie was the 1892 Kentucky Oaks winner, depicted on several early W.L. Weller whiskey labels (i.e., Kentucky Oaks Whiskey Blend)."
1) Who or what was "Miss Dixie"?
I'm going to dispute Tim and say 1923. The way the question is phrased, this must be incorrect, but I thought it was the Early Times Distillery and that it was bought by B-F which had a license to produce medicinal whiskey at the time. By the way, is it Shiveley or Shively?
2) Brown-Forman did not build the Early Times Distillery in Shiveley. What was it before they bought it and what year did they buy it?
3) W.L. Weller and Bro. was founded in 1849. What was the name of the brother?
My research turned up the same info as Tim, but no definitive answer. How about "the guy who married his sister?" http://www.straightbourbon.com/forum...mlins/grin.gif
4)Who was I W Bernheim's brother-in-law?
I'm going to randomly diverge from Tim and guess White Oak Tennessee Whiskey made by ER Betterton.
5) There were three large brands of Tennessee whisky before prohibition with Cascade and Old No.7 being two of the brands - who was the third distiller and what was his brand?
I'm pretty sure there was only one known distillery, but I don't know how many stills were in it. I saw one reference to "stills" plural in the context of "distillery" singular. Anything beyond this is just a wild guess. How about ten stills at 10 gallons each?
6) Evan Williams was a distiller in Louisville in the late 18th and early 19th centuries - how many stills did he own and what were their capacity?
I found that the distillery opened in 1933, but Tim sounds pretty confident that the brand didn't show up until 1936, which makes sense. I'll say 1936.
7)What year did Ancient Age first appear in the market?
I'll say that the "brother" was Frank, but that Frank was not his real brother. I'll say Frank was actually his son.
8) Who was the brother in James Thompson and Bro.?
I felt like I was onto something that I couldn't quite get. I found the following: "In East Paris on the road going towards Millersburg and Maysville was an old frame building called the "Blue House" used by Mr. Ellerbeck as a brewery in 1805, says McCann in his recollections of Paris of that date. (Keller & McCann's "Sketches of Paris," 1876.)" I'll therefore say it was an early 19th century brewery...that later became a distillery???
9) What was the "Old Blue House"?
Based on my research, I think Tim nailed this one. Green River Whiskey.
10) "She was bred in old Kentucky" was a slogan for what whiskey?
Thanks for the fodder, Tim! http://www.straightbourbon.com/forum.../stickpoke.gif And thanks for the "pressure," Mike. As I'm sure you would agree, there was more fun in the looking than in the finding, which was probably your point! http://www.straightbourbon.com/forum...lins/toast.gif