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    Name the Distillers.

    Can you name them all? To get you started, the obstructed guy in the red shirt is Craig Beam.
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    Re: Name the Distillers.

    I can't name all of those gentlemen. But, are they all wearing Elmer's favorite style hat as a tribute? If so, how cool!
    That's a great pic, Chuck. If you get a chance, please tell the story.
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    Re: Name the Distillers.

    First row: Harlan Wheatly, Jimmy Russell, Elmer T. Lee, unknown, Parker Beam
    Back Row far left is Jim Rutledge....can't see the others. I can't be certain but it may be Chris Morris or Greg Davis next to Jim Rutledge. I can't see enough of his face to be sure.

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    Re: Name the Distillers.

    I thought it was Jim Rutledge at the far back right in the dark shirt?

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    Re: Name the Distillers.

    Quote Originally Posted by camduncan View Post
    I thought it was Jim Rutledge at the far back right in a blue shirt?
    and perhaps Craig Beam back row far left?

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    Re: Name the Distillers.

    All the master distillers bring the flat hat back. Sweet now me, my grandfather and ETL will not be the only ones. Great pic Chuck thanks for sharing.
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    Re: Name the Distillers.

    The other obstructed guy, next to Rutledge, is Kevin Smith of Maker's Mark.

    This was taken at Elmer's 90th birthday party this past Friday and, yes, the newsboy caps were worn as a tribute to Elmer.

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    Re: Name the Distillers.

    In his latter years (in his 80's) my dad wore a hat like that. I've known a couple of other older gentlemen that also wore that style. Is this an age related phenomena?

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    Re: Name the Distillers.

    Great photo. Some of those distillers seem to wear the hat better than others.
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    Re: Name the Distillers.

    How many years of distilling are are in this picture? Who is the gentleman in the yellow shirt in the front row?
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