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The Atherton Distillery
RD #87, 5 th District
Larue County, KY

The Atherton distillery was located alongside two others (RD #229 and RD #377) in LaRue County, 2 miles south of New Haven, KY.

According to Cecil (1999), the Atherton was built by J M Atherton in 1879 on a site where John Boone had previously operated two distilleries.

Insurance underwriter records compiled in 1892 are difficult to decode given the relationship between the three plants, but they suggest that the distillery was brick. The property included several warehouses. All were brick-built and fitted with metal or slate roofs:
Warehouse A -- located 400 ft NE of the still. Part of this warehouse comprised Free Warehouse No. 5
Warehouse B -- located 240 ft NE of the still and 12 ft from Warehouse A.
Warehouse C -- located 110 ft NW of the still.
Warehouse No. 1, Free -- located 240 ft north of the still.
Warehouse D -- located 740 ft east of the still and adjoins Warehouse No 4.
Warehouse 4, Free -- adjoining D.
Warehouse No 2, Free -- located 700 ft east of the still.
Warehouse No. 5 -- located 400 ft NE of the still, adjoining Warehouse A.
There were also two sets of cattle pens, located 950 ft east of the still house.

The insurance records note that the still was being operated by J M Atherton & Co. but doing business as several other companies (see below)

In 1899, the Atherton was sold to the Trust. It continued operating until Prohibition, when it was closed. A new plant was built on the site following Repeal.

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

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

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

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