The historic T.W. Samuels Distillery in Deatsville is being reborn. Georgia-based property developer Rick Puig and Kentucky native Ryan Mollenkopf, along with their team, are reviving the shuttered distillery and will call it Old Samuels Distillery.”I just think the experience is going to be off the charts for people from all over the world that will come, can stay there, create memories there, have events and see all this history,” Mollenkopf said. According to a news release, the property will eventually include a restaurant, bar, museum, tasting room and house between 40-50 private cottages.”It’s about inclusion with our museum and everything that we want to create with tours,” Puig said. “We want to be able to do projects with lots of different master distillers and different distilleries and be able to provide unique experiences with that unique product.”The news release says “T.W. Samuels Distillery was built in 1844 and operated all the way up until Prohibition in 1920. When Prohibition ended in 1933, T.W. built a new distillery near the original site and made some of the best whiskey around until 1952. For decades afterwards, the beautiful grounds were used to bottle water. Even today, famed distilleries Maker’s Mark and Heaven Hill Distillery age over 170,000 barrels of their fine liquid on the property.”Mollenkopf says the distillery will be opened up to some touring companies for private tours beginning in September.

The historic T.W. Samuels Distillery in Deatsville is being reborn.

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Georgia-based property developer Rick Puig and Kentucky native Ryan Mollenkopf, along with their team, are reviving the shuttered distillery and will call it Old Samuels Distillery.

“I just think the experience is going to be off the charts for people from all over the world that will come, can stay there, create memories there, have events and see all this history,” Mollenkopf said.

According to a news release, the property will eventually include a restaurant, bar, museum, tasting room and house between 40-50 private cottages.

“It’s about inclusion with our museum and everything that we want to create with tours,” Puig said. “We want to be able to do projects with lots of different master distillers and different distilleries and be able to provide unique experiences with that unique product.”

The news release says “T.W. Samuels Distillery was built in 1844 and operated all the way up until Prohibition in 1920. When Prohibition ended in 1933, T.W. built a new distillery near the original site and made some of the best whiskey around until 1952. For decades afterwards, the beautiful grounds were used to bottle water. Even today, famed distilleries Maker’s Mark and Heaven Hill Distillery age over 170,000 barrels of their fine liquid on the property.”

Mollenkopf says the distillery will be opened up to some touring companies for private tours beginning in September.

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