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The Old Dexter Distillery
RD #22, 6 th District
Pendleton County, KY

(Est. 1817)

The distillery is believed to have been established in 1817. It was built by the employer of Malcolm Fulton, a distiller of Scottish and Irish descent. The identity of the employer remains unknown. The still produced Fulton whiskey. Company literature from 1901 notes that the brand was popular but the distillery was badly neglected by the family and was eventually sold by the great grand-daughter of the founder when her husband moved the family east.

Insurance underwriter records compiled in 1892 suggest that the distillery was of frame construction with a shingle roof standing 40 ft from a saw mill. The property also included a single bonded warehouse, also of frame construction with a shingle roof, 100 ft south of the still.

At that time, it was being operated by Perry Ducker, "Old Dexter Distilling Co." The head office for Old Dexter was located in Covington: they listed until 1916.

At some point between 1887 and 1901, the distillery and the Fulton brand was purchased by Henry R Myers, himself a son and grandson of distillers. Company literature written in 1901 suggests 1887, but Covington city directories don't list Myers & Co. until 1897, which is probably closer to the truth. Myers & Co. rebuilt the distillery and by 1901 had established a thriving mail-order business with Fulton its only brand.

Aliases that this distillery's product was sold under
Review bonded warehouse transactions for this distillery

The Old Dexter Distillery provided product that was sold under the following aliases:

Internal Revenue recorded warehouse transactions for The Old Dexter Distillery as follows:
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