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HAYNER DISTILLING CO.
Dayton, OH.
1866-1920
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Est. 1866.
The main office of the Hayner Distilling Co was originally in Springfield, OH., 30 miles NE of Dayton. The distillery was located in Troy, OH., about the same distance due north of Dayton.

Branch offices could be found in Atlanta, Boston, Chattanooga, Dayton (postal address "Lockbox 290"), Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Louisville, New Orleans, St. Louis, San Francisco, Minneapolis, St. Paul, Toledo and Washington, DC. They claimed to be the largest mail order whiskey house in the US.

The company was established by Lewis Hayner in 1866. It was he who built the distillery in Troy. After he died in 1892, his nephews William Hayner and C.C. Hayner continued the distillery operations, in partnership with William's brother-in-law, Walter S. Kidder. William is reported to have been in liquor retailing in Waco, TX prior to taking control of Hayner Distilling and is creditted with building the company into a national brand through the creation of the mail order empire.

A letterhead dated June 16, 1893 from the Springfield office shows their Distillery and identifies company officers: W.M. Hayner (President), E.W. Skinner (Vice Pres.), W. P. Russell (Secretary) and W.S. Kidder (Treasurer) .

On December 8, 1894, Kidder is Secretary and Skinner is Treasurer; i.e., their jobs have been reversed (a typo?).

By 1898, their main office and shipping depot was shown as being Dayton. Company officers were W.M. Hayner (President), C.C. Hayner (Vice Pres.), and E.W. Skinner (Treasurer).

A Mar 22, 1899 letterhead again shows the distillery and the Dayton office, officers were: W.M. Hayner (President), C.C. Hayner (Vice Pres.), E.W. Skinner (Treasurer) and S.L. Geisinger (Secretary).

In 1902, bill heads were showing the distillery in Springfield, the Dayton office and shipping depot at 226-228 W 5th St., the St. Louis office and shipping depot at 305-307 S 7 th St., and an office and shipping depot in St. Paul, MN. (82-84 E 5 th St.). Officers were W.M. Hayner (President), C.C. Hayner (Vice Pres.), W.F. Dolke (Treasurer) and S.L. Geisinger (Secretary). The company officers remain unchanged in 1904.

A letterhead from 1905 (also 1906) shows that W.S. Kidder has taken over from C.C. Hayner as Vice Pres. and they had added an office in Atlanta GA. to their distribution network.

In 1909, W.M. Hayner was President, W.S. Kidder was First Vice President, C.C. Hayner was Second Vice President, G.C. Kaefer was Secretary, and W.F. Dolke was Treasurer.

By 1913, they had outlets in Dayton, St. Louis, Kansas City, Boston, St. Paul, Jacksonville, Toledo, and New Orleans. Flyers from this time suggest that the main Dayton office had grown by one story (compare with image at lower right):




By 1915, they were showing additional offices in Indianapolis, and Washington, DC.
The passage of the Webb-Kenyon act in 1913 made it illegal to transport liquor across State lines. The law was designed to prevent mail-order sales to residents of dry states and it had a serious impact on the Hayner operations. Although the distillery did not close until Prohibition took effect in 1920, they were in financial trouble long before that. The Hayner name was not resurrected after Repeal.

Read more about this company in the following article:
The Supremes and Whiskey by Mail: Then and Now, by Jack Sullivan

The company used the brand names:
"Cream of Kentucky", "Duncan Bourbon", "Golden Jubilee", "Harvest Home", "Hayner", "Hayner Special Pride", "Miami Valley Rye", "Old Trojan", "Tom Marshall Rye", and "W. S. K.."

Business name timeline:
The Hayner Distilling Co.

Address timeline:
226-228 W 5 th St. (1900-1920) & 110 E 3rd (1910-1912)


226-228 W 5 th., ca. 1899

Business category timeline (abbreviations decoded below):
D I V


Years that company appeared in directories
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Dayton directory notes



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Appearance in directories:
1900, 1901, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1920

Directories consulted:
1890, 1894, 1901, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918

Dayton directory notes:
V= Wine & Liquor, V-W = Wine & Liquor Wholesale, W = Whiskies (Wholesale), D = Distiller

The listings were compiled from poor-quality scans, so there may be errors in spelling and street numbering for dealers who appear only once or twice.


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