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  1. #1041
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    Re: My Memories of Kinsey Distilling

    Well this is sad weekend as the Oldest Living Relative to Jacob G Kinsey passed away early this week. I posted pictures in 2007 of me giving a talk about Kinsey, and Al Landis was with me he was Mr Kinsey's Great Nephew Al died this week at the age of 96. Al's Father was the Master Distiller at the old DSP-PA-12 till 1951 when it shut down, and He traveled to Scotland to teach men how the run the new stills at Inverhouse Distillery when it opened in 1964. I will be going to the viewing on Saturday. - P.S. The New Kinsey Rye is doing very well as a guy I know at the Limerick State store told me it selling really Good!

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    Re: My Memories of Kinsey Distilling

    Quote Originally Posted by dave ziegler View Post
    Well I had to drive to Douglasville, Pa to get it but here is the New Kinsey Rye Whiskey from Millstone Spirits, a 86 Proof Rye will try it tonight. What gets me is the Last area that will get it is the Linfield Limerick area where it was made for so many years. Somehow the state Stores never think ahead I guess. Here are two pictures of the new Kinsey Bottle!
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    Post Re: My Memories of Kinsey Distilling

    Joe They just started Distilling they bought this from the same Whiskey Broker that Smooth Amber does but late in the year. Did you get the Rye? I have not tried the 7 Year yet. They finally have it at the Limerick store and the manager told me the Rye is Flying off the shelves. People are excited to see the old name. They opened a brand new Still and bottle house in Phila at the Old Crane Buildings on Cadwallader Street. They call the Distillery Liberty Distilling. They are aging products for the future right now. They hope soon to Distill a Kinsey Bourbon also. The Crane Building used to Make Pluming stuff back in the day Toilets Ect!
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    Re: My Memories of Kinsey Distilling

    More sad news at Kinsey. Two days ago some Kids started a fire at O Building the Old government Building. I have not got there yet but will soon. I heard it was put out quick but the fire company pulled the same thing again instead of rolling the doors up they tested their tools and cut them so now it can never be sealed up again. In their own way they cause as much damage as the vandels because they hate the Place, I myself still love it.
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    Re: My Memories of Kinsey Distilling

    I had planed to post pictures from the Old Publicker Sams facts book I took before selling it to Ethan, however my pictures will not up load says they are not files so I will have to find a way. I sold it to Ethan because I knew it would be in good hands, as I am getting old and it was a piece of rare history. It had distilleries in Pa, Maryland and KY. I will be looking through some new history pictures to try to post very soon. I have time now as I have not been able to find any kind of job so far, since losing mine of 15 years and sure hope to find something soon.
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    Post Re: My Memories of Kinsey Distilling

    Well yesterday I took a trip back to the ruins of what was Kinsey Distillery!
    1. 1966 Continental Distilling Bottling House.
    2. H Warehouse the last one Jake Kinsey built, the Elevator top falling down.
    3. What the Fire man did at warehouse O cutting roll door when there was hardly anyfire and now the building can never be sealed again.
    4. The fire which took about 10 minutes to put out but because they hate the guy that owns Kinsey they destroy all they can when called there.
    Look close at Picture #1 the Bottling House with the weeds still dead you can get an Idea how big it was, 2 football fields long and 3/4 of a football field wide!

    I will post some more shots on the other threads later this week. It is hard for me seeing this, I looked down through from O warehouse and in my mind I could see the old 1941 Ford flathead trucks roaring down through. In my wildest dreams I could have never thought this would happen to Si Neumans Beautiful Distillery By the river!
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    Re: My Memories of Kinsey Distilling

    I often think about about my days in the warehouses, they were filled with old fashion work and good days. Working is good for the soul and the pocket. Working at Kinsey in those good old days the pay was great. We had great benefits too! I made many life time friends working there and Learned my work habits that carried me through working at two jobs after Kinsey for 33 years total! Many times I look back to working in the yard gang for My Old Boss John Zuber, he taught me how to work and get things done without killing myself! One of the Best people I knew there was Walt Harrington our Union steward, Walt started the Kinsey Benefit club selling 50/50 tickets, the money was put it the bank and when someone was hurt they got extra money to help till they got back to work. Many people were taken care of by the fund. We had a lunch truck come in at break time to our lunch room in the plant with good sandwiches. At Lunch time we would send out to Shurrs store on Rt 724 less then a mile from the plant for sandwiches. Most times Hamburgers or Cheese Burgers. When I was in the Yard Gang we ate in the Tunnel below the Old Kinsey Dsp-Pa. -12, it was nice and cool there. Sometimes we would take turns on Fridays Going with The former New York Yankees Catcher Gus Niarhos he is on the MLB web sight under his name, he was a company man at Kinsey in the winter, and we went to a bar in Spring City on Rt 724. Gus managed the Virginia New Port News Minor league baseball team in the summer! Gus Lived in Phoenixville and was a great guy. Always chewing tobacco he was a great person for a boss! He always had great Baseball stories to tell and I loved and still love Baseball so I was great friends with Gus, and he kept me out of trouble many times!
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