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    Re: new kentucky tavern label

    Here's the listing that I was referring to.


    https://www.ttbonline.gov/colasonlin...11091001000359
    Last edited by callmeox; 06-10-2012 at 07:34.
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    Re: new kentucky tavern label

    Quote Originally Posted by callmeox View Post
    Here's the listing that I was referring to.


    https://www.ttbonline.gov/colasonlin...11091001000359
    That's not so bad. They're going for the old timey look.

    What I've always liked is that the brand was somehow linked to an actual Louisville bar, frequented by Louisville downtown business types because it was conveniently located between downtown and their northeast side homes.

    The bar's heyday was the 1950s, so I assume the bar was named after the whiskey. It may, for all I know, have been a coincidence, but the two came to be linked together in the minds of many. Both came to be called KT.

    KT, the bourbon, was Glenmore's flagship and Glenmore was the other local Louisville bourbon company, along with Brown-Forman. I had friends who worked there. During the glut years, they were putting 10-year-old whiskey into popular priced NAS KT, and quietly spread that word around town.

    When I was living in Louisville (1978-1987), a new KT's was erected on or near the original location near Cherokee Park. I'd say I was a regular, both then and later, it was a go-to when I was in town. Good bar. Good sandwiches. I haven't been there recently.

    On my last visit to Louisville, I was reminded of a favorite haunt that's now gone: Hasenour's. Though not particularly close to KT's, it had the same attraction, being en-route between The Highlands and downtown. Somebody last week said something about the bar there, which as I recall was limited to beer and bourbon, something like that.

    Also gone, though the business continues in a different location, is Cunningham's. It was always a lunch place for me. Fried fish sandwich and turtle soup, in private "booths" that were built originally as prostitute cribs. Ah, river towns.
    Last edited by cowdery; 06-10-2012 at 11:38.

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    Re: new kentucky tavern label

    ^ Interesting story. I like the new KT label. Looks cool. I recently passed up some tax stamper KT 80 proofers. I may have to pick up a few if they're still there.

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    Re: new kentucky tavern label

    If you pick some up, I sure would love to have some.

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    Re: new kentucky tavern label

    ^ Will be a while before I get back there, but when I do I'll grab some for ya.

 

 

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