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The Cold Spring Distillery
RD #240, 5 th District
Nelson County, KY



The distillery is believed to have been built by J B Dant around 1865 (Downard, 1980) or 1880 (Cecil, 1999) on the L & N Railroad at Gethsemane Station. Dant supplied Taylor & Williams of Louisville with "Yellowstone" and other popular brands.

Insurance underwriter records compiled in 1892 suggest that the distillery was of frame construction. The property included two warehouses:
Warehouse No. 1 -- iron-clad and located 100 ft south of the still. Part of the warehouse was Free.
Warehouse No. 2 -- iron-clad and located 100 ft south of the still and 10 ft from No. 1. At that time, it was being operated by J B Dant as "Cold Spring Distilling Co and Taylor & Williams.

By 1915, Taylor and Williams letterheads refer to this distillery as being the place of manufacture for Yellowstone.

Review bonded warehouse transactions for this distillery

Internal Revenue recorded warehouse transactions for The Cold Spring Distillery as follows:
( explain: origin of these records, letter codes )

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