Prohibition ended 80 years ago on December 5, 1933.
This was probably some of their first batch.
Look at all of the wire bands from the barrels. Even if a barrel survived, I bet the contents tasted like smoke.
l.e. on 4th December 2013 @ 7:54am
A curious photo indeed. I wonder about the stills in the area before, during, and after prohibition. Was this brandy made from grapes or other fruit?
Semi-related: Esther Warren mentions Arthur Phelps making whiskey up his namesake's creek back in 1858. I'd love to see any photos of that operation!
Chase on 4th December 2013 @ 9:06am
Looking at the metal sticking out from the wall, do you think a second floor burned?
In the previous photo, showing the fire, where is this room?
l.e. on 4th December 2013 @ 8:51pm
Well, how do you think Whiskey Creek got its name. The story is that someone made "booze." There was a stump and you set your jug and money on it, then went away and later came back and there was your goodie. Never heard a name in connection with the still or where it was actually located.
Charlott on 5th December 2013 @ 7:06am
My parents tell of the flow of alcohol from the north side of the building had a blue glow to it and was very impressive. Too bad they didn;t have today's cameras or a cup.
Bill P. on 22nd December 2013 @ 9:31am