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    Re: My Memories of Kinsey Distilling

    Quote Originally Posted by callmeox View Post
    Dave, I took a dusty bottle of Old Hickory 10yo to the gazebos in Bardstown and and it was quite a popular pour. Out of the entire 750, there's about a half of a drink left. Everyone had good things to say about it and Bourbon Joe about dove over the table to get a pour.

    It was the trapezoidal bottle with the tall gold colored eagle on the cap. I think I saw an empty of the same bottle in your collection photos.

    Good stuff for sure. I'm glad I could get my hands on a piece of history like that. Thanks for giving so much background on the distillery.
    The 86 proof 10 year old, Old Hickory is my very Favorite and I hope someday to find another sealed bottle cheap somewhere. That was our biggest seller back in the day. Glad people got to try it, I have never had anyone tell me they did not think it was not a excelent flavorful Bourbon whiskey, it works with full taste in your mouth. Thanks for letting me know it makes me proud that Old Hickory is still well liked even in this day of extra filtered whiskeys, I still prefer the Old School ones!
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    Re: My Memories of Kinsey Distilling

    Quote Originally Posted by dave ziegler View Post
    Well I got home and cleaned up the top of the close to 100 year old explosionn proof light from the old grain process building. So here is another shot of the shade and then the whole unit cleaned up.

    1. The Shade
    2. the whole restored unit, I took it apart and cleaned the procelen bulb holder and reasembled it. I just really love saving these old pieces of Explosion proof stuff and making art Lights out of them. I think on top of my head my lamp is number 42 of created things form Kinsey. These things like my bottles will be donated to distilling museums when I am gone per my will.

    So Publicker / Continental Distilling and Kinsey Distilling will live on after I am gone. I have to say here thanks to everyone who wired these things for me, Paul, Herb, Jim and Joe from work. Without them I could have never done this and without Rods help the lamp and future Lamps will be made!
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    I guess I need to start getting my lamp together from the parts I have in my storage unit thanks to dave. I also need to start working on my barrel and on creating a thread with pictures I have taken there.

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    Re: My Memories of Kinsey Distilling

    Quote Originally Posted by ethangsmith View Post
    You'll be glad to know I finally started restoration of my barrel! I found an oil preservative that soaks into dried woods that does not change the color of the wood much and leaves no shine or shell on the wood. It's only $25 a gallon and will last years and years. Since it penetrates deep into the wood, it even re-expands the wood a little, which will tighten the barrel back up slightly. Once I've got the barrel fully coated, I am going to get a piece of glass or plexiglass and fit it into the head so it won't be exposed to the weather anymore. This barrel is going to be an excellent display piece! I'll post pictures once it's done!
    What is the name of the preservative stuff, I need to get some for my barrel.

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    Post Re: My Memories of Kinsey Distilling

    Mike I will ask Ethan what he used on his barrel for you. Lets go back to the future the year is 1968 and my 1963 chevy is having lots of problems. My first car when I started there was a 1955 chevy Hardtop stick on the colume 6. Once I started at Kinsey I built a 283 engine with power pack heads and a four barrel carb, and put that in it. Next a Hurst shifter and a Dixco Tach. Next car my 1963 Chevy Bel Air 3 speed on the colume 283.
    And then the fastest Car I ever owned my buick Grand Sport.
    I went home that weekend in the year 1968 and bought a one year Old 1967 Buick Gran Sport 400 cui with a Hurst shifter 4 speed, the motor had a 3/4 crane race cam and pushed 425 Horse power with air enduction. I made such good money at Kinsey I was able to buy it. I had two sets of Mags the factory ones for the winter on it in this picture and a set of deep dish chrome ones for the summer.

    1.When I got my 1955 Chevy I did all kinds of things once I got my job at Kinsey. I put a 1958 chevy steering wheel on it I hot knifed a pair of buick tail lights for it and Had the seats redone. It was black when I bought it and I had it painted Honduras Marune. Sadly the motor ended up with a cracked block.
    2. once I worked there 2 years I was able to get a loan and buy the fastest Car I ever had Here is a picture of My 1967 Buick Grand Sport. It had only 10,000 miles on it and I drove it 40,000 miles more.
    3. Just found a picture of My Buick with the Summer deep dish Mags.

    4.Also I just found a picture of my 1963 chevy the first newer Car I ever bought thanks to Kinsey! Once I got it I put a 4 barrel on it and mags in the front. It had a 3 speed overdrive trans. I took my first real vacation to Atlantic City with the 1963 Chevy and saw the Old Hickory Sign on the AA building for the first time going over the Walt Whitman Bridge. Ps the pictures are not great as all I had for a camera was an old Kodack Browny.


    We made wonderful money for those days, I enjoyed my Job and I burned a lot of Rubber.

    Just a Fun Note if I ever come into some money while I am still living it is my dream to buy an Old 1962 Chevy 409 4 speed with one 4 barrel to drive for pure fun. A nice red Hardtop would be the ticket. Till the 1970's I was a GM man but after that had alot of dude GMs and went to Fords for good.

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    Last edited by dave ziegler; 05-11-2012 at 17:45.

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    Post Re: My Memories of Kinsey Distilling

    1.Here is a very old Ad for Rittenhouse Rye from Continental Distilling 1930's!
    2. Here is a Picture of the old House down by the river from back in the day when I mowed the lawn. Kids of one of the company men family's in a kids pool. Look how nice the house was then. It is one of the oldest houses in Limerick Township the old William Evans home!
    3. The Only remaining explosion proof Telephone in complete ruin. I am so glad I got mine before this happend to it.


    I keep searching and found this old ad. Rittenhouse Rye Back in the day was the Best Rye you could get in a BIB or 80 Proof. In the 1940's till around Early 1951 alot of it it was made in the Old #10 Kinsey Rye Barn. I am getting ready to go over for a walk to Kinsey very soon and will this time take my Camera again. I will soon be getting my goose neck Lamp made of Kinsey paprts back and will post pictures of it lit!
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    Post Re: My Memories of Kinsey Distilling

    Over the weekend I was able to find a much nicer cage to fit over the screw in glass housing that goes into the top of my just built Kinsey lamp.

    Here is a Picture of the cage by itself and on the housing.
    1. The wire cage
    2. Mounted on the housing.


    Earlier topday I got my other lamp with the bent pipe and Glass jar and metal Cage back wired by a local electrican who's wife workes where I do and He was Kind enough to wire it for me I will post pictures once I get it home and set up.

    When we went into the Warehouses, you did not just walk in a Government man had to be there to remove the Government Lock and Lead seal. A lead man had to be there to know which of the switches needed to be turned on and the switch to release the electric locks on the first floor roll door and door in had to be turned off.

    Once that was done we could either rack barrels or pull them from the racks and only certain Warehouses had dump trough's. If you were pulling to dump in a non trough warehouse the barrels had to be shipped by lots to a building with a trough by the Old 1941 Ford Flat bed Trucks.

    We were busy from start to finish but time went well and we all enjoyed working there and a little Whiskey once in a while too!
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    Re: My Memories of Kinsey Distilling

    Been working my way through this thread over the past few months on and off, and really enjoying the stories. Saw this on a shelf and brought it home with me.
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    Re: My Memories of Kinsey Distilling

    Quote Originally Posted by bgageus View Post
    Been working my way through this thread over the past few months on and off, and really enjoying the stories. Saw this on a shelf and brought it home with me.
    Kinsey blended whiskey? Hmm, there was a blended Old Hickory at the place you and I found the Cabin Stills - Dave, do you know how popular their blended stuff was?

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    Post Re: My Memories of Kinsey Distilling

    We Never made an Old Hickory blended, just straight Bourbon, no such thing, but Kinsey Silver is a very nice Blended Whiskey and It is the only Whiskey we made that was ever on the top of the Times Square building where they drop the ball at New years back in the 1940's.

    Kinsey Blended Whiskeys were very popular in New York City and New York State. Where in the world did you find it what a great Find. It should say Linfield Pa on the label as it would have been bottled at the 1966 Bottling house. We proto typed that bottle I have blue prints for it. I have never Had Kinsey Gold but I like the Silver very much it is a very Smooth Blended Whiskey thanks for the posted picture great find, let me know where you found it, must have been in a back room for 30+ years somewhere. Let me know what you thingk of it. Wish I could find another Bottle of it got one about 5 years ago.
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    Re: My Memories of Kinsey Distilling

    Dave, I found this in a small store on Capitol Hill, Actually I hunted there months ago and remember looking at the bottle then (I didn't realize it was Kinsey, I though it was Schenley blend or something, my memory fails me sometimes), but because it was a blend, and I passed. I was bored one day and stopped back in to take a look at it again, It was up on a shelf above a lottery machine tucked in the back. I convinced the proprietor to let me clear the shelf space for him and I picked it up for $10. It does say Linfield, it has a bottle date of 77, the strip is completely broken and it could have been opened, likely not. I think it is something like 35% 8 year bourbon and 65% GNS.

 

 

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