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    Publicker sold brands to Heaven Hill

    Well look at this, Bettye Jo. It is referring to Publicker Industries which is who Grandpa Bryant worked for in Pennsylvania after he left Lawrenceburg, KY.

    "They were probably also the suppliers of rye whiskey to Merle's Standard Distillers in Baltimore, for bottling Pikesville "Maryland-Style" Rye after their regular provider, Majestic Distilling in Lansdown, Maryland, ceased production in the early seventies. Heaven Hill, the Bardstown, Kentucky company that purchased the Pikesville brand in the early eighties also bought the Rittenhouse brand at around the same time -- and they bought it from Publicker/Continental."

    HH bought my granddaddy's whiskey. Well, it wasn't his whiskey - he just bottled it. ;-)

    http://www.ellenjaye.com/pub_publicker.htm
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    A Walk in the Park

    Quote Originally Posted by dave ziegler
    I worked at Kinsey right out of High school in 1966.
    Dave, I did some Google searches tonight with Kinsey and Linfield and found this - a photographer's view of the plant...

    http://www.opacity.us/site29_linfiel....htm#gallery52
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    Post Re: Bourbon historians needed!

    Quote Originally Posted by bluesbassdad View Post
    Dave z,

    It's been several months since CL (Chuck) has posted here. I hope he sees your reply, but I wouldn't count on it.

    You might want to click on "CL" to the left of his post and send him an email message.

    Yours truly,
    Dave Morefield
    Thank you for the Help Dave I got in touch with Chuck and told him some good stuff about his grandfather! I worked at the Kinsey Distillery right out of High just turning 19 it was rather a wild place sometimes, I remember Christmas Eve 1969 Just about everyone in the Plant was Loaded. I always thought that of all the Bourbons I drank when I could that Old Hickory was one of the Very Best. Even though Publicker had lots of Brands they also were the very Biggest Industrial Alohol maker in the world. Chucks Grandfather was a really good Guy and got the Bottling running Better then any one ever could when He was there the Product was the Best! He was a Person I admired very Much so it was great to talk to chuck after all these years. I used to be on the yard crew the first 3 years and mowed his Grandfathers Lawn at the Company home he lived in. Thank you for the Help!
    Dave Z

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    Re: Bourbon historians needed!

    Quote Originally Posted by dave ziegler View Post
    I used to be on the yard crew the first 3 years and mowed his Grandfathers Lawn at the Company home he lived in.
    Dave Z
    Dave, I added some more photos to my smugmug site. I added more photos of the plant taken in 2004.

    http://chuckvt83.smugmug.com/gallery/2134098

    I looked through my parents' photos today for photos of the Kinsey site back in the day. I didn't find too many showing the outside of the house. Most of the photos we have, of course, are of family inside the house. But, I uploaded two photos from 1967. One of them shows the back of the house, but they both show a portion of the large side yard. You were probably the one mowing the yard during this time. ;-)

    I also posted three photos from 1971, one of them showing part of the back of the barn. The other two show my grandfather grilling some steaks on the grill in the side yard.
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    Post Re: Bourbon historians needed!

    Quote Originally Posted by CL View Post
    Dave, I added some more photos to my smugmug site. I added more photos of the plant taken in 2004.

    http://chuckvt83.smugmug.com/gallery/2134098

    I looked through my parents' photos today for photos of the Kinsey site back in the day. I didn't find too many showing the outside of the house. Most of the photos we have, of course, are of family inside the house. But, I uploaded two photos from 1967. One of them shows the back of the house, but they both show a portion of the large side yard. You were probably the one mowing the yard during this time. ;-)

    I also posted three photos from 1971, one of them showing part of the back of the barn. The other two show my grandfather grilling some steaks on the grill in the side yard.
    Boy do the new pictures bring back memories looking at the beautiful Lawns that we kept on the yard crew Makes me feel very Proud of the Job we did and seeing the Plant in the back ground is a very strange feeling knowing everything is now in ruin. Seeing the Picture of your Grandfather has made my night Chuck, just makes me remember what a great guy he was and what a very Smart Man!
    Dave Z

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    Re: Latest and more complete information...

    Quote Originally Posted by CL View Post
    My grandfather's name was Thomas Holman Bryant; he went by his middle name. He was born on 1/1/11. I remember that he had referred to his birthday as the Five Aces.
    My sister gave me the smackdown tonight. I had forwarded her the link to the new posts on this thread and she saw that way back at the beginning of the thread, I had mistyped my grandfather's birth date. The correct date is 1/11/11. Now you can understand why he called it the Five Aces.

    .......Ok, because she'll probably see this new post, I should say that she really didn't give me a smack down. But, she did notice it and took me to task (gently, of course ) for getting it wrong. (Little sisters always like to show up their big brothers.).......
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