Late 18th/Early 19th century Kentucky hand forged copper pot still with dovetailed seams, C form handle and flared lip, purchased from the family of early distiller Basil Hayden. Hayden's grandson Raymond B. Hayden founded a distillery in Nelson County, Kentucky in the 1880s and named his label "Old Grand-dad" in honor of his grandfather. When Jim Beam Industries introduced their small batch collection, "Basil Hayden's" was among the four and is said to use a mash similar to to Basil Hayden's 1792 mash. 8" H x 7 1/2" diameter. Provenance: Private Kentucky collection. CONDITION: Solder reinforcement to bottom. Several dents up to 1".
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