• Every Picture Tells a Story

    5 days ago - By Chuck Cowdery

    Greendale Distillery; Greendale, Indiana; circa 1920. Whiskey-making in America wasn't fully industrialized until the final quarter of 19th century, but then it became very big very fast. This is clear from what we know, but hard data to quantify it is elusive. It is even harder to find detailed information about individual distilleries, especially those that disappeared without a surviving physical plant or brand. Prohibition is the reason for the paucity of public records, that and the stigma that attached to whiskey-making as a result. Many families covered up their involvement rather...
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