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    Good whiskey history site - fyi

    http://www.prohibitionrepeal.com/history/bb_matter.asp

    12/5/08 is the 75th anniversary of Prohibition Repeal.

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    Re: Good whiskey history site - fyi

    very nice. thanks for the link
    HUP!

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    Re: Good whiskey history site - fyi

    "A 1913, an article appeared in The Louisville Courier-journal's special "Southern Prosperity" edition wherein whiskey dealer S.C. Herbst proclaimed that his Old Judge and Old Fitzgerald brands of bourbon were the last "Old Fashioned Copper Pot Distilled Whiskeys."

    I wonder where they found this?

    Mike Veach

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    Re: Good whiskey history site - fyi

    Probably a quote of a quote of a quote. I don't doubt Herbst claimed it, nor do I doubt the claim was unfounded. We know the still that Joe and Harry Beam took to Mexico was a pot still, for example.

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    Re: Good whiskey history site - fyi

    Actually it is word for word from my history timeline on BE. A couple of the other "timeline" quotes in the article are also from the same source, my timelines on BE.

    The article is in the Courier-Journal southern Prosperity Edition that features several distillery articles and advertisements. I also believe that Herbst was the last major distillery to make 100% pot still bourbon, but there were other distilleries using pot stills at the time and selling their product to other distilleries. The Harlan Distillery in Monroe Co. Ky. was one of these. It was a farmer distillery with 2 pot stills of about 150 gallons each and they sold their whiskey to Glenmore.

    Mike Veach

 

 

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