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A trip in to the Old Continental Bottle house 1966 State of the Art

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dave ziegler
On 2/11/2016 at 6:21 PM, dave ziegler said:

Well it is now Feb 2016 and I have not been in Kinsey for about 7 months thanks to the people who set fires and Did all they could to destroy Her! The warehouses, are still for the most part walled shut and the Police go in just about every day looking to lock up people! What I would give to walk in there one last time to remember those wonderful days of youth and drinking some of the best whiskey's made. It is still hard for me to believe it is gone forever, which's makes seeing the old Publicker Kinsey Brands come back thank's to Millstone Spirits is a wonderful thing for me! And to see Old Hickory being made as a quality Whiskey down in Tenna makes me very proud and I also am thankful that I have been told my writings here have helped this to happen!

Dave Z

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Well it has been awhile and time to post some pictures and other stuff

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Today was a great day for me as I got to go into Kinsey legally to get my Friends from New Liberty Distilling Whisky Barrels to be made into Cabinets with the Heads cleaned showing the Continental Writing. The Business is called Cooperage Cabinets and they have a web sight and the barrels they redo are amazing, and it saves Kinsey barrels for history!

Their Site is www.cooperagecabonets.com

We sipped some of the New Linfield Rye whiskey after we left the Plant! I wanted to post bottle pictures but have no clue how to and I am not joining some picture group to put my pictures on If anyone can help me with this new set up please do.

Dave Z

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America's Most Magnificent Bourbon

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Today Sept 30 for the first time in 5 Months I went into the Distillery with my friends who watch the place and can go in anytime. So darn Sad, The Son of the man who owed it had a scrap yard come in and cut up the two Half million  Gallon Tanks. And in doing it they for no good reason as it was nowhere in the way of taking the tanks out  bulldozed the 50 foot High Pine tree I used to mulch when I worked on the yard gang.

The Place is nothing now but a dump. I all but cried looking at the place I always loved. Everything every where ruined. I was in shock at the ruin. I started this thread a while back and never finished it so used the spot today

Dave Z

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It Seems All The Nicest People Drink Old Hickory

America's Most Magnificent Bourbon

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My Friend Ludy spent his last years at Kinsey as a Bottling Machine Mechanic. There was nothing he could not do when it came to bottling machines! I will miss him greatly he was a wonderful Man. I am sorry for not having written here much but I have been having allot of trouble with no part time job and had not called for a while sadly I heard the message on my Phone tonight.

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I still can not find how to get Pictures from my Computer and Load them here with this new system. So I guess I will just have to write only now. Thinking about the old days at Kinsey where we would This time of Year if the weather was cold and clear go to buildings we where chose to sweep and clean them. I would always chose the Old Dsp-PA-12 Distiller and sweep from the top to the bottom. It was exciting at age 19 as I got to look at all the old equipment in there, and get an idea how it used to operate. The old wood tanks and all the explosion proof Switches not knowing 51 years later I would be writing about it and that the company would be out of business. I am one of very few Kinsey workers still living. And to see the Kinsey name be bought and brought back is wonderful. And I want to thank all the people who read my Posts. It was sad when I went into the plant with my friends who watch the plant to see the Old Pine tree I cared for on the yard gang knocked down when they cut up the old 1/2 Million gal tanks mid plant. Ludy Now passed On was Hard I loved that man, I can still see him trying to teach me how to be a Cooper. I was so bad he gave me a worn out Coopers Hammer and hand sledge saying you will never make it as a cooper.

Dave Z

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The Owners son since he died, has had all the Stainless tanks in the 1966 Bottling house taken out and cut up and sold Plus the two 1/2 Million gallon tanks up on the hill mid Plant.. Glad I got the Pictures I posted on this thread back a few years ago. Kinsey is on the cusp of something Happening in a couple of weeks as I said on another thread it may be sold very soon for 20 Million dollars! If it happens i will tell what is going to happen if it does almost  all if not all of the Explosion Proof warehouses will be saved and used! Sounds crazy but the Idea will work. Let you know soon can't say any more!

Dave Z

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Here are 3 Pictures of A new Bottle of the New  Kinsey 10 year American Whiskey I am now able to Post and will be Posting allot soon. In the new bottles they have put a Fake Tax strip that really adds the the Old School style. I wrote about this whiskey on my Memories thread.

Dave Z

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A few years  back I posted these Pictures of Doug Frick's  and My restored Kinsey Whiskey Barrels that Fricky refinished for Myself and Him. I just found these Pictures and I am Posting them again. These Barrels were gotten at the Distillery in Warehouse C in the Early 2000's years and they Both have a custom Glass top over the Head to protect  Their writing on the Head. I can't do this kind of work so I really  was and am Thankful That Fricky did them for us. It was allot of work for him. There are NO more Barrels at Kinsey but these are from 1971 the Last year I worked there.

Just thought it would be nice to Post them again for anyone had not seen them.

Dave Z

It Seems All The Nicest People  Drink Old Hickory

America's Most Magnificent Bourbon

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1 minute ago, dave ziegler said:

A few years  back I posted these Pictures of Doug Frick's  and My restored Kinsey Whiskey Barrels that Fricky refinished for Myself and Him. I just found these Pictures and I am Posting them again. These Barrels were gotten at the Distillery in Warehouse C in the Early 2000's years and they Both have a custom Glass top over the Head to protect  Their writing on the Head. I can't do this kind of work so I really  was and am Thankful That Fricky did them for us. It was allot of work for him. There are NO more Barrels at Kinsey but these are from 1971 the Last year I worked there.

Just thought it would be nice to Post them again for anyone had not seen them.

Dave Z

It Seems All The Nicest People  Drink Old Hickory

America's Most Magnificent Bourbon

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Great pics Dave. Thanks for posting them. I have a barrel from HH. When and if I ever get done refinishing it, I hope it looks at least half as good as the one Doug did for you. :D

 

Cheers! Joe

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Richnimrod

Thanx for posting those images, Dave.    Those are magnificently finished!    I've seen barrels done in such a manner many times; but, none as nice as these appear here.     Congrats to you and especially to Doug!

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Yes Doug Made them so Beautiful, and they are stained with many coats to keep them nice for Many Years. Thanks Richnimrod!

Dave Z

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