Here is an email I received from Kentucky Gem. Posting it with his comments:
Check out the C. W. Staurts, McKennas, Untied We Stand and SHM on the barrel ends.
I suspect that the attached photo of a sign may account for some of the eastern production. Note; S.F. & New York. Also, notice the second barrel on the left from center at top. Mckenna's...
Smooth base for western distribution, C&I for eastern, and since they had the bottles, for western distribution when the S.F. glassworks couldn't keep up, or when the east coast venture fizzled.
Notice, also, that they were agents for W.A.Gaines Old Hermitage Distillery and his Old Crow Whiskey. In later years, it was the A.P.Hotaling Co who picked up Gaines brands.ReplyDelete