distillery search | pre-pro.com home
The Worsham Distillery
1881: A news clipping on rootsweb (no longer accessible) suggests that the distillery was built by Elijah W Worsham and Captain J B Johnston under the name of E W Worsham & Co. The distillery was built on a tract of land situated on the L&N railroad between the track and Canoe Creek and it began operations in the winter of 1881.
1887: Worsham assumed sole control and was later joined in running the plant by his two sones Anthony J Worsham and Dewitt C Worsham.
1889: After Elijah Worsham's death, the plant was acquired by Henry Kraver.
1892: Information from insurance underwriter records suggest that the distillery was frame construction with a metal or shingle roof. The property included a single frame warehouse (similar roof construction), 100 ft west of the still. It was being run by the Worsham Dist. Co.
1915: The still was operating under the auspices of the Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co., with Henry Kraver as President and Manager, C M Bullitt, VP, and A E Kraver as Secretary.
1917: The plant was producing 23,200 barrels per annum
The Worsham Distillery provided product that was sold under the following aliases: Internal Revenue recorded warehouse transactions for The Worsham Distillery as follows:
( explain: origin of these records, letter codes )
The Worsham Distillery provided product that was sold under the following aliases:
Internal Revenue recorded warehouse transactions for The Worsham Distillery as follows:
<top of page
Please report any errors, glitches or typos in this distillery summary page using the
comment box below. New information on the history of this distillery or its operations is particularly welcome!
NOTE - we don't have any additional information on this distillery other than what you see here. WYSIWYG!! New information is added as it is received or discovered, so check back here occasionally. If you have questions about a bottle, you need to consult the experts: we do not have an answer for you, sorry!
IMPORTANT: if you wish to receive a reply, you MUST include your e-mail address!
Re: The Worsham Distillery
Copyright © 2006-2015 www.pre-pro.com. All rights reserved.