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The Rugby Distillery
RD #360, 5 th District
Jefferson County, KY

The distillery was located at the corner of Missouri Ave and 36 St., Portland, Louisville. The date of establishment is unknown, but it was run by John G Roach and others under the name American Distilling Co.

1864: The distillery was acquired by H A Thierman Co..

1886: The name was changed to H A Thierman Co. distillery.

1892: Insurance underwriter records note that the distillery was frame with a metal or slate roof. The property included four warehouses, all brick with metal or slate roofs:
Warehouse A -- located 62 ft south of the still.
Warehouse B -- 66 ft SE
Warehouse C -- located 80 ft east of the still.
Warehouse D -- 84 ft east.
The warehouses were all heated "not pver 80 degrees".
There was also a cattle barn.

At the time, the plant was still being run as Rugby Distilling Co., "late Bel Air Distillery", plus many other companies (see below).

1920: The plant was abandoned at Prohibition (history from Cecil, 1999).

Aliases that this distillery's product was sold under
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The Rugby Distillery provided product that was sold under the following aliases:

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

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