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THE NELSON COUNTY, KY, DISTILLERY CO.
Louisville, KY.
1883-1902
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"Distillery at Coon Hollow, Nelson Co., KY. N Miller, Pres., Wm Egelhoff, Sec. & Treas; Distillers of the Celebrated brands: Coon Hollow Brand, Hand-Made-Sour Mash, and Big Spring Fire-Copper Whiskies". (1883-1885)
N Miller, Pres., J W Shallcross, Sec. & Treas. (1886)
N Miller, Pres., Julius Wanner, Sec. & Treas. (1887-1889)

Nelson County Dist. of Louisville, KY owned and operated the Coon Hollow distillery at Coon Hollow Station in Nelson County. The distillery sat next to and was operated in conjunction with the Big Spring distillery, which also had offices in Louisville.

In 1900, the operation was sold to the whiskey trust and the Coon Hollow brand re-registered to Kentucky Distilleries & Warehouse Co.

The company used the brand names:
"Big Spring", "Casino", "Coon Hollow", "Nelson Malt", "St. Elmo", and "Valley Forge."

Business name timeline:
The Nelson County, KY, Distillery Co.

Address timeline:
Office: 256 W Main (1883-1886), 306 W Main (1887-1892), 125 W Main (1893-1897), 124 E Main (1902)

Business category timeline (abbreviations decoded below):
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Years that company appeared in directories
Years directories were consulted
Louisville directory notes



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Appearance in directories:
1883, 1884, 1885, 1886, 1887, 1888, 1889, 1890, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1894, 1895, 1897, 1902

Directories consulted:
1866, 1867, 1869, 1870, 1872, 1873, 1874, 1875, 1876, 1877, 1878, 1879, 1880, 1881, 1882, 1883, 1884, 1885, 1886, 1887, 1888, 1889, 1890, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1894, 1895, 1897, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919

Louisville directory notes:
W = Wines & Liquors, I = Importers, D = Distillers, R = Rectifiers, DA = Distillerís Agents, B = Brokers (1892), S = Saloons (1905), M = Mail Order House (1915). Listings for wholesalers from 1866 to 1869 and for distillers 1866 through to 1906 were compiled from a typescript prepared by Norma Snyder. 1887 and 1889 wholesaler listings are partial, missing last names in the alphabet, 1890, 1895 missing their entirety. No copies of listings in any category for 1896, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1901. 1888 has a partial list of Importers (not found in copies for other years). 1905 copies include Saloons (not incorporated). 1906 is incomplete for distillers, missing wholesalers.

1881 witnessed a major city-wide street reorganization so all addresses change. In 1909, there is a second renumbering and this year shows both old and the new number in brackets.

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