Kentucky Tag

Old Crow Distillery
Inside Old Crow Distillery

Revisiting an old friend several weeks ago at a whiskey bar, I was reminded of a famous Mark Twain quote.

"Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough."

Just like the old friend, I repaid another visit to Old Crow Distillery in central Kentucky with several architects. Read More

Peyton's Store, Kentucky
Peyton’s Store, Kentucky

Tucked in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in Kentucky is Peyton’s Store. It’s a rural community of several households, named after an old general store that was once located along the roadway, but it’s nothing more than a wayside today. Read More

Old Taylor Distillery
Old Taylor Revival

Old Taylor Distillery, located near Frankfort, Kentucky, has been in a rough patch for several decades. Constructed by E.H. Taylor, Jr. in 1887, the distillery was known for being the first to produce one million cases of straight bourbon whiskey. Read More

January and Wood Company
Missing: January and Wood

I miss the January and Wood Company in Maysville, Kentucky. Dating to 1834, January and Wood was a cotton mill that diversified into synthetics, such as rayon and polyester, and was noted as being one of the state’s oldest businesses at the turn of the century. Its economic fortunes declined steadily in the 21st century and it was forced to close in late 2003. Read More