Jim Beam whiskey shipments


Walter Cox
 

Does anyone have any idea if the Jim Beam distillery located in Tennessee or Kentucky shipped out its product by rail in 1959  and if so, which railroad would have been the initial carrier. I saw an ad for a  Tennessee Central box car recently and that got me wondering.
Walt


Brad Andonian
 

Fellas

The Kentucky archives have an image of an L&N with a whiskey placard.    I have a custom decal of it from jerry Glow.
Brad Andonian
seattle

On Wednesday, May 14, 2014 2:55 PM, "WaltGCox@... [STMFC]" wrote:
 
Does anyone have any idea if the Jim Beam distillery located in Tennessee or Kentucky shipped out its product by rail in 1959  and if so, which railroad would have been the initial carrier. I saw an ad for a  Tennessee Central box car recently and that got me wondering.
Walt



Bill Welch
 

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


Charles Peck
 

The Beam distillery is located in Clermont KY. I can't seem to find my list of L&N stations but
I believe that L&N served Clermont and Bullitt County.
Chuck Peck


water.kresse@...
 


John Barry
 

Chuck,

The March 45 OG shows  L&N as the only RR serving Clermont KY.
 
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From: "Charles Peck lnnrr152@... [STMFC]"
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The Beam distillery is located in Clermont KY. I can't seem to find my list of L&N stations but
I believe that L&N served Clermont and Bullitt County.
Chuck Peck



Jim Hayes
 

Bill, as an aside to your aside, I spent a Summer in St.Paul working for a vinegar company.  The task one day was to unload a boxcar full of used whiskey barrels. It was a very hot day and the fumes in that box car were something special to a 19 year old.


Jim 


On Wed, May 14, 2014 at 6:12 PM, fgexbill@... [STMFC] <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



Rod Miller
 

On 5/14/14, 6:12 PM, fgexbill@tampabay.rr.com [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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al whitecar
 

the question I have was there a freight car with either Jim Beam advertising on the car or the car was specific to Jim Beam  shipping
Al Whitecar

On Thursday, May 15, 2014 10:01 AM, "Rod Miller rod@... [STMFC]" wrote:
 
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
Handcraftsman
===
Custom 2-rail O Scale Models: Drives, | O Scale West / S West
Repairs, Steam Loco Building, More | 2015 Meet is Feb 5 - 7
http://www.rodmiller.com | http://www.oscalewest.com



Charles Peck
 


I can assure you that if it says Kentucky Bourbon, there was no "out of state" involved.
From water to bottled product, Kentucky is particular about what you drink, unlike those
states that only make whiskey, not Bourbon. 
You can confirm at Jim Beam, American Stillhouse or at the Bourbon Trail websites,
if you are of drinking age.  
(Is there anyone here not long past that age?)
Chuck Peck, born and raised in Bourbon country. 

---In STMFC@..., <rod@...> wrote :
 
 
>
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
Handcraftsman
===
Custom 2-rail O Scale Models: Drives, | O Scale West / S West
Repairs, Steam Loco Building, More | 2015 Meet is Feb 5 - 7
http://www.rodmiller.com | http://www.oscalewest.com


Charles Peck
 

I don't think I ever saw a car that said "STEAL ME" in screaming big letters.
Chuck Peck


---In STMFC@..., <nscaleallan@...> wrote :

the question I have was there a freight car with either Jim Beam advertising on the car or the car was specific to Jim Beam  shipping
Al Whitecar 

>
>
 
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water.kresse@...
 

There was a time period (I am semi-guessing in the 60s) when to avoid the Kentucky Yearly Barrel Tax that the distillers sent their Kentucky Bourbon to Maryland in bonded box cars where the distillery paid lower taxes.  The Kentucky law for having it say KY Bourbon stated it must have been in Kentucky its first and last years of barreling . . . which the lawyers and bean counters took advantage of.
 
Al Kresse
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water.kresse@...
 

Whiskey sold through the State Liquor Commission in Michigan was brought in by rail into Chessie System Lansing yard for a long time.
 
Al Kresse
 


railsnw@...
 

Somewhat off topic but parts of the movie Stripes with Bill Murray was filmed at the Jim Beam distillery. In a number of scenes standard gauge tracks are visible.

Richard Wilkens


Allen Cain
 

Jack Daniels is aged in warehouses on-site and bottled there also.

 

Been there, seen it.

 

Allen Cain


Robert Kessler
 

Jack Daniel’s distillery , in Lynchburg, TN, is located in a dry county.  Bottling is done in a plant a few miles down the road in a wet county, obviously served by a railroad.

 

Bob Kessler

 

Retired distillery manager


caboose9792@aol.com <caboose9792@...>
 

The bulk of the movie was filmed at ft knox.
Mark rickert
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Somewhat off topic but parts of the movie Stripes with Bill Murray was filmed at the Jim Beam distillery. In a number of scenes standard gauge tracks are visible.Richard Wilkens