Tag: Deatsville

Sipp’n Corn Photo Journal: T.W. Samuels Distillery

There’s something about Deatsville.  Some of my favorite Heaven Hill single barrels have matured in Deatsville; it’s home of the historic, long-ago-shuttered T.W. Samuels Distillery; it has great bourbon lawsuit stories like the battle between Samuels and the railroad (check it out here: Bourbon…

Bourbon takes on the L&N Railroad—two titans of the late 1800’s, a fire-breathing locomotive, and bourbon set ablaze…

Not many industries could compete with railroad companies after the Civil War through the early 1900’s.  Railroads had reputations for using their power to price-gouge farmers, for otherwise being ruthless and greedy, and for having a wanton disregard for public safety.  The public started…