Last night I got out some of my more rare Continental Distilling bottles and looked closely and on the Back of my Stillbrook Corn whiskey bottle it says distilled at #2 Pekin IL bottled at American Distilling Corp Linfield Pa so that tells me there is no doubt that Publicker owned American Distilling as I had said in my last letter. Also my Midwest Corn whiskey bottle says Continental Distilling Phila Pa and Midwest was another American Distillery Product. I do not know when they bought American but I read it was sold early 1980 and that is when Publicker sold all its Drinking Alcohol Plants and stills. They tried running just Industrial Stuff but were to deep in debt and went out. Also when I walked through the abandon Kinsey Plant one time I saw a couple of old ripped up Guckenheimer Cases that said American Distilling Linfield Pa! I am going to give a part of a list of some of the brands they made they had over 112 + but I have 50 of them on my list
1. Linfield Bourbon
2. Sweepstakes Blended whiskey
3.Kinsey Silver & Gold Blended Whiskey, rye & Gin
4.Planters Club Bourbon
5.Embassy Club Whiskey
6.Cobbs Creek Whisky
7.Hallers County Fair Bourbon
8. Rittenhouse Rye which was sold to Heaven Hill when they left the Whisky bussiness
9.Dixie Belle Gin
10.Diplomat whiskey,Gin,and Vodka
11.MacArthur's Scotch
12.Kulov Vodka
13.Glen Mavis Scotch
14 Stillbrook Corn whiskey
15.Meadwood Whiskey
16.Midwest Corn Whiskey
17.Canaadian Host Whiskey was brought in by them
18.King James Scotch
19Semkov Vodka
20. Old Colony Gin
21.James Martin VVO Scotch was imported in by them
22.Pinwinnie Scotch imported only by them then
23.Neshaminy Rye Whiskey
24.Keystone State Rye Whiskey
25.Biggest seller Old Hickory
26. second biggest seller InverHouse Scotch.
27. Old Classic Whiskey
28.Phila blended Whiskey
29.Charter Oak Whiskey
30. Governors Club Whiskey
31. Bankers Club Gin under the Name Regent Distillers
and I have 29 more and there are very many I do not know as they were the world Biggest Maker of drinking Alcohol. Thursday night I got out a full bottle of Inver House Scotch I bought from the man I got the half of a Half gallon Of Old Hickory from and had a shot it was fine after 30+ years of never being open it was good but could never compare to the Smooth taste of the Old hickory which I will be having a shot of on my 60th Birthday in Sept. They are now talking aobut tearing down what is left of Kinsey Distillery and putting a trash to steam plant there what a sad ending to the history of a great company.
Dave z