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The Waterfill & Frazier Distillery
RD #41, 8 th District
Anderson County, KY

(Est. 1810)


1810: The distillery was built by John Bond and son David Bond (Coyte papers, cited in OASG, 1988).

ca. 1850: The Bonds sold to Jeff Mountjoy

1860: Mountjoy sold to J M Waterfill & George H Frazier.

1889: The distillery was rebuilt.

1892: Insurance underwriter records note that the distillery was of iron-clad construction and that slops from the fermentation process fed hogs, housed in pens 20 ft east of the still house. The property included a three bonded and one free warehouse:
Warehouse No. 1 -- iron-clad with a metal or slate roof, located 110 ft north of the still.
Warehouse No. 2 -- iron-clad with a metal or slate roof, located 130 ft north of the still
Warehouse No. 3 -- iron-clad and frame with a metal or slate roof, located 205 ft SW of the still and 30 ft from No. 1
Free Warehouse -- iron-clad with a metal or slate roof and adjoining No. 2.

The insurance records identify John Dowling as the owner, operating as "Waterfill & Frazier". Dowling had a long business association with Waterfill.

The Dowlings continued to use both the Waterfill & Frazier name and also did business as The Pilgrimage Distilling Co., with offices in Cincinnati, OH.

1903: The distillery was destroyed by fire but rebuilt the following year.

1918: The distillery closed with the onset of Prohibition.

During Prohibition, Mary M Dowling had the distillery disassembled and physically moved to Juarez, Mexico (Joe Beam and son Harry apparently were involved in the move). The exact date is unknown, but bottles bearing a 1927 distillery registration date have been found. There are also tip trays surviving from the Mexico plant that appear for sale on eBay on a regular basis.

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Internal Revenue recorded warehouse transactions for The Waterfill & Frazier Distillery as follows:
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