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The Clover Bottom Distillery
RD #418, 8 th District
Anderson County, KY

(Est. 1881)


1881: The distillery was built by Waterfill, Dowling & Co, which included Thomas B Ripy (Anderson News, June 1906, cited in Cecil, 1999).

1885: T B Ripy bought out his partners and expanded operations to 1,500 bushels.

1892: Insurance underwriters suggest that the distillery was a four-storey brick building. The property included a frame cattle barn 750 ft NW of the distillery, and two warehouses:
Warehouse No. 1 -- frame and iron-clad with a metal or slate roof, located 101 ft east of the still. The warehouse was divided into four adjoining sections: A, B, C and D.
Warehouse No. 2 -- frame with a metal or slate roof, located 112-1/2 ft west of the still.

At the time, the distillery was owned by T B Ripy, operating as Anderson County Sour Mash Distilling Co, among other companies (see below).

1899: The distillery was acquired by The Trust in the guise of the newly-formed Kentucky Distilleries & Warehouse Corp., who expanded it to a massive 4,000 bushels per day.

1920: Prohibition closed the distillery and it was dismantled.

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

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

Internal Revenue recorded warehouse transactions for The Clover Bottom Distillery as follows:
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