Re: Jim Beam whiskey shipments

Rod Miller

On 5/14/14, 6:12 PM, fgexbill@... [STMFC] wrote:
During the period you mention the only two counties in Tennessee where it was
legal to distill spirits were Moore and Coffee. I grew up in Coffee where
Dickle (sp? ) was revived in the late 50's early 60's. Tullahoma, the town I
grew up in, was on the NC&StL. I am not sure if Moore County was served by
rail. I have a very nice photo from the L&N Archives of one of the L&N's
Pratt trussed SS box cars with the door open revealing a load of barrels,
which I assume was destined for one of the many distilleries in Kentucky.
Tennessee Central would not have served Tennessee distilleries.

As an aside, my family's male & female Airdales lived in two used charcoal
lined Jack Daniels barrels that my father purchased in Lynchburg as the
barrels could only be used once.

Bill Welch
I recall a show on the Discovery channel about whiskys.
Discussing Jack Daniels, the show pointed out that the
distillery just distilled, and the resultant product
was transported elsewhere, possibly by a STMFC, and possibly
out of state for aging. Don't recall where the bottling
was done. Jim Beam may have done the same if the reason
was local laws.
Rod Miller
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