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Thanks for the note, Dave.  I've been on a rye odyssey lately.  I'll keep an eye out for this.

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About 1 Month and 1/2 ago I went with my friends who are caretakers for the Distillery, it was very sad to see what it looked like. The 1/2 Million Gallon tanks have been scraped by the son of the man who owed the place. Police wait every day to arrest anyone who goes in there and everything possible has been destroyed. I could hardly stand seeing it. The Pine tree I mulched as a Young Man was knocked down by the Scrap Company that cut up the tanks. For no good reason then they felt like it. And everything is covered with weird writing in Paint! I do not think I will ever go there again. I will still write about the Plant and company as long as I live!

Dave Z

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Well this is something I want to say about the Distillery. It may soon be sold, I am not allowed to say much more then that. But if it goes through most of the Explosion Proof Warehouses May be spared. I can't say how now but once it is sold I will explain how. I hope to get a walk through without being arrested after it is sold if it happens. If they do what they talk about doing I will be most happy. 

Dave Z

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8 hours ago, dave ziegler said:

Well this is something I want to say about the Distillery. It may soon be sold, I am not allowed to say much more then that. But if it goes through most of the Explosion Proof Warehouses May be spared. I can't say how now but once it is sold I will explain how. I hope to get a walk through without being arrested after it is sold if it happens. If they do what they talk about doing I will be most happy. 

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I'm certain many fingers are crossed.....     Think good thoughts DZ.

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Well on my memories thread I wrote about my trip to the New Liberty Distillery this week, ( The New Kinsey Distilling ). On my bottling House thread I wrote and Posted some new Pictures of the brand New retro Labels they have created for their New Old School Bottles they are raise Lettered Like the old Kinsey ones from back  then and round bottles. They gave me a Bottle of their New 10 year American whiskey created to replace the 7 year Straight. It was a gift for my Birthday today as I turned 70 years today on the 23rd. This Whiskey as the young would say ROCKS good old school taste. I was very sick all week with a Pinched Nerve in my left hip, I am all but completely recovered tonight Thank God. And if you read this thread go to the  threads to hear about the whiskey and also on the bottle house thread to see the  new Labels. I have some loose Labels I will Post later this week of the new Labels.

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I really look forward to when I get to go to Kinsey for the last time soon. Want to get pictures of what is left of the Plant since all the tanks are now gone cut for scrap. And everything walled shut will be surreal for me. But for History sake I want a final set of pictures of what is left of the Kinsey Distillery, it was a great place to work and a beautiful place back in the day.

Here are a couple of Pictures from back in the day.

1. When the barn was torn down where DSP-Pa-10 pot stool  once was I got this part of the the stair case and still have it.

2. Also this part

3. Harry Publickers  Sitting room outside Si Neumans Office.

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Will you be allowed on site? I know there's been a heavy police presence since the fires.

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Yes with the guys who work with the owner the son of the man used to own it.

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Well here are some more Pictures from 2011 At Kinsey Distillery I found I had saved after my computer going down begining of the year.

1. Walking into the Plant.

2. Inside the Old Kinsey 1933 Bottling house which was used for Liquors till the Plant closed in 1986.

3. Looking where the bottling Lines were.

4. Looking up to where the second floor was. When I first went there you could go up the steps were there.

5. Steps to go out of the building to the old long gone Kinsey office.

6. Looking from the front near the road back at the bottle line area.

I will be posting on the Memories thread later today so check out this one and the Fire Observation thread I have posted on.

 

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Hoping in the future to get a walk through Kinsey with My Caretaker friends.

1. Old Kinsey grain Drying building.

2. The Old Kinsey Building A Barrel Warehouse built in early 1900's first Barrel house built there.

3. Warehouse H the last one ever built by Mr. Kinsey built.

4. Inside the grain Process  Building Built beginning of the 1900's.

Been sick so much the last year and I am finally able to do some stuff on here. Turned 71 this past Sept. Going to put lots of pictures on I hope.

Dave Z

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Well I am just trying to work on my Threads to keep them going. 

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!. The Plant in 1947 when the Explosion Proof Buildings were finished being Built. I am lucky enough to have the Only excising Picture of the Plant Like this got in from my friend in Marketing. and Had it restored.

2. Old Hickory Truck.

3. My Rye Whiskey brass stencil to Mark Barrels.

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Hello everyone I am doing ok right Now here are some Pictures from the old Kinsey Distillery Plant I took  many years ago.

1. The Old grain process building.

2.  The Old Plant Maint Barn building now gone by a Fire someone set 4 or 5 weeks ago

3. Old Warehouse A built turn of the Century By Jacob G Kinsey still standing build  around 1892 / 93.

4. Warehouse H the Very Last Warehouse Built by MR Kinsey 1936

5. small Picture of the Original Kinsey Plant.

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Hope everyone enjoys the revisit of these Pictures.

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Dave Z    BE WELL TO ALL

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Thanx for getting back in the saddle for us, Dave.   I love seeing these old pix, and knowing the build-dates, etc.   Good stuff!

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Hello My Friend Just been taking it easy during this weird times we are Having Going to be 73 in Sept.

Here are some of my Pictures of the Ladies working on the QC and Repair Bottling Lines  1& 2 and Pict 3 is the Lunch room with My Shop Steward Walt and I think my Good friend Bud talking.  4And people repairing leaking bottles. Let me Know you show these I got them from the lady who ran QC. Hope you are well.

Dave Z

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This File has some Pictures that Can Never be Replaced As the Places are Go Now gone. Pictures of the Now burned Down Plant  Maintenance Barn where all my Friends worked. I took these 5 Pictures Back on May 1st 2011 at 4:00 Pm.

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Well going to Post some more of my Old Pictures. These are Just a few of My Favorite Place the Kinsey Distillery Called Continental Distilling on the Water Tanks. That was its Name those days After MR Kinsey was gone.

1. Me When I was still working at Kinsey 23 1/2 yrs old. My 1970 Chevy Nova Nova Cain on the Front Plate

2. Si S Neuman's Bentley Plate. Given to me By the  The Former Head of World Wide  Sales.

3. Publicker Legion Post  sign for Veterans.

4. The Old Kinsey Grain Process Building Grain went from here to DSP  Pa #12. Distiller.

5.  Part of Stair Case from the Old Kinsey Pot Still Barn DSP  Pa #10. Sadly was set on fire and gone But I Have this Piece of the Staircase. For History before that Happened.

I hope you Enjoy these Pictures allot of it is gone I am hoping to Go in with the Care takers soon and get some last Pictures been about 5 years since I able to go in there, did not want to be arrested.

Dave Z

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Here are some Pictures I took Back in 2008 of the Fire Observation Tower top of the Hill in The Plant. It Had heating Pipes inside for cold Weather and they would Put Labels on the 

window sills  to test how they held up.

1. Standing on the Roof looking at the room on top.

2. The Tower from the ground.

3. Inside the room on top.

4. Looking Up at the Observation room from the ground.

5 .& 6. Looking at the tower on the ground.

7. Looking back from The back side.

Hope you enjoy these Pictures taken in 2008 I was 61 yrs Old then Now going in two weeks will be 74 time sure moves on! You could see all directions of the Plant to Look for Fire even back in the wooded ground Behind.

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Good Morning  I got this yellow  Inver house  Scotch Barrel head in the Old Observation warehouse on the seconded floor in a pile of  Bunded  head's  ready to go Back the our Iver House Distillery I lacquered  over the Paint had it drilled and Put the Clock in it  Got the Head  back about  12 years ago.  I thought I would post it today I am going to do some more Posting soon. The Barrel came  Here to the Plant Full of Scotch and then was taken apart to go back to Our Plant in Scotland. 

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Poobah90   Yes  I Know it well Wish I had one to drink I think that was Done By Charles Medley After he Bought the Brand and all of the Old Hickory they had in Barrels ,Bottles and  in Tankers! I talked to Him Many Years ago Now and we Talked about How Sad it was when it Closed. He Knew MR Si  S Neuman Personally And we talked for While I called him from My Office Where I worked He was a Great Person to Talk Distilling with.

That is Still My Favorite Whiskey  But  Hard to Find any Original Old Hickory  now. Poobah90 

Thanks for Looking. I was 19 years when I started working There, I will Be 75  YRS old in Sept. 

Be Well Friend.

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Thanks Dave for replying. I was just given this bottle today from my elderly aunt who had it and never opened it for 40+ years!! It has an "83" etched in the bottom of the bottle so I assume it was bottled in Owensboro, KY in 1983? It says "Kentucky's Finest" on the label, but I assume that was very  "misleading" because it was actually distilled in PA and only bottled in KY? Would it also be safe to assume that this bottle was at least 6 years old?

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On 4/6/2022 at 10:23 AM, PhantomLamb said:

 

 

Also, has anyone tried it?  Trying to expand my rye collection.

 

Thanks,


Last time I was in PA, I looked over the Kinsey line.  I believe it’s all just a name now.

The rye was likely from MGP (IN distilled), but 2019 was the last time I looked at it.

 

For what it’s worth, I really enjoy the Wigle Rye from Pittsburgh.
It has a tart spicy cherry note to it that is delightfully different.

 

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33 minutes ago, 0895 said:

Wow you are one of the only people I’ve ever heard compliment Wigle lol but will take your word for it.

 

Their gin is wonderful IMO. Thanks for the info!

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Well    it is July  23 2022 and after at least 8 years or more this Saturday I will be going back to Kinsey 2 months short of 75 years old for one last picture taking of the ruins. Last time I was there I was in my Mid 60's. Here are 4 Pictures of the Old Grain Process Building. and an Old one of the Plant back in Jacob G Kinsey's day. I doubt you can get in it the Old Grain Process  building now I have heard there are tons of weeds and ruin so I return 1 Last time to the Place of My first real job and will take some Pictures as long as I can stand the Heat My Friend Jason who I met there and showed him the place is coming also and his friend which is good as I would never go there by Myself at my age. I used to be Fearless going there. So soon I will post my Last Picture of Kinsey Distillery on my different threads.  And thanks to everyone who looks at them   if   I find other Pictures  I will Post them to.

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