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    The Rohr McHenry Distilling Company

    http://www.bentonnews.net/Features/Mchenry.htm

    Really nice history of this long gone distillery..."A McHenry ad in the Benton Argus commented that the firm's "strictly pure rye whiskey" was "double distilled in a copper lined doubler, from thoroughly cleaned rye and pure spring water,"
    Rohrsburg, Pennsylvania

    Do any of our PA SBers know of this location and distillery?

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    Smile Re: The Rohr McHenry Distilling Company

    I have nothing to offer other than thanks for sharing. Love reading about Distilleries I had no idea existed outside of the name of the whiskey. Keep that kind of stuff coming!

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    Re: The Rohr McHenry Distilling Company

    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    http://www.bentonnews.net/Features/Mchenry.htm

    Really nice history of this long gone distillery..."A McHenry ad in the Benton Argus commented that the firm's "strictly pure rye whiskey" was "double distilled in a copper lined doubler, from thoroughly cleaned rye and pure spring water,"
    Rohrsburg, Pennsylvania

    Do any of our PA SBers know of this location and distillery?
    Hi: My Mother was a Mchenry. The distillery was located in Benton Pa. It caught fire in 1911 and because of the fire and the death of State Rep, John Geiser Mchenry (who ran the Distillery at the time) nothing is left really. The old Mchenry house on top of Distillery hill is still lived in. I dont think it's a Mchenry who owns it though. Google Mchenry Benton Pa, & the whole family story should pop up. You may know the bottles have the date 1812 on them. This year it's 200 years for us and the reunion this year is June 29th at the Benton fire hall Any more questions feel free to ask !
    Last edited by Mchenry; 06-16-2012 at 06:15.

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    Re: The Rohr McHenry Distilling Company

    I live in McHenry, IL....I wonder of someone from the family pioneered out here.

    http://encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/pages/801.html

    "In 1832 Major William McHenry led an expeditionary force through northern Illinois during the Black Hawk War. Settlement of the Fox River Valley began over the next few years, and on the river's west bank, at the site of an old Indian ford, the hamlet of McHenry developed."

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    Re: The Rohr McHenry Distilling Company

    Hi Again I will check on the Mchenry Il link with the Family historian & get back to you.

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    Re: The Rohr McHenry Distilling Company

    The local closed brewery....which took numerous turns as a restaurant etc. over the years...is being converted back to a microbrewery. Good news for
    our local beer scene. Hopefully the product will be good.

    http://www.examiner.com/article/chai...o-open-mchenry

    Chain O' Lakes Brewing Company to open in McHenry

    "...A Storm is Brewing ...

    A half a century after McHenry Brewery stopped brewing beer, Chain O'Lakes Brewing Company will again bring hand crafted beer to the city, the county and to the lakes region.

    When the Chain O'Lakes Brewing Company unveils its new brew house, it will mark the return of the brewer's art to the city of McHenry after a near half-century absence. With a history of an operating brewery dating back to the 1861, McHenry Brewing Company brewed beer until it closed its doors in the fifties, leaving a great void in the local beer scene. As a result, local residents' beer choices were limited to the bland, mass-produced malt beverages from national breweries."
    Last edited by Jono; 05-28-2013 at 11:11.

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    Re: The Rohr McHenry Distilling Company

    http://chainolakesbrewing.com/

    "...The Colonel's IPA, Heartland Amber, Fox River Scotch Ale, Rusty Anchor Red and Thunder Storm Black this spring..."

    The Colonel's IPA....Colonel McHenry I presume? ...(1832 Major William McHenry...promoted to Col? I don't see that info so it may be unrelated.)

    http://genealogytrails.com/ill/mchenry/majormchenry.htm

    ~William McHenry~
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    "...William McHenry is believed to have been born in 1771. He married Hannah Ruth Blackford in the late 1790's in Logan County, Kentucky."



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    McHenry was named for Major William McHenry, an old Indian fighter.
    McHenry County—organized by act of the Legislature, passed at a second session during the winter of 1835-36—was named in his honor.
    Last edited by Jono; 05-28-2013 at 13:54.

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    Re: The Rohr McHenry Distilling Company

    http://brucemobley.com/beerbottlelib...ry/mchenry.htm

    The Colonel IPA probably refers to the current owner, a retired Marine.
    Last edited by Jono; 05-28-2013 at 16:53.

 

 

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