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What started the feud between the Hatfields & Mccoys?
The feud started over a dispute of ownership of two razor-backed hogs and later escalated with Hatfield’s interest in Rose Anna McCoy, Ole Ran’l McCoy’s daughter.
Who is the founder of Smoky Mountain moonshine?
One of the fastest growing spirits companies in the U.S. was just acquired. Ole Smoky Distillery in Gatlinburg, Tennessee was just acquired by Apax Partners LLP. Apax has acquired a controlling stake in the distillery from Centerview Capital. Ole Smoky Distillery was established in 2010 and has grown to become the leading distiller of premium moonshines and whiskeys. Stay Informed: Sign up here for the Distillery Trail free email newsletter and be the first to get all the latest news, trends, job listings and events in your inbox. As one of the largest craft distillers in the U.S. and the most visited in the world, Ole Smoky sold over 1 million 9L cases in 2021 and holds the No.1 share position in moonshine according to NielsenIQ.
- The Company retails its products across all 50 states and over 20 countries around the world, through over forty-five thousand points of distribution and four experiential distilleries that welcomed over 5.7 million visitors in 2021.
- Having analyzed the beverage alcohol space closely over the last several years, we have long been impressed by Ole Smoky’s brand reputation, authentic product offering and loyal customer base,” said Partner at Apax Nick Hartamn.
“The brand has enduring momentum and clear potential to become a leading spirits platform. We applaud the management team for driving phenomenal growth alongside a steadfast commitment to responsible consumption and community stewardship. We look forward to working closely with management, Joe and Robert to leverage our experience and operational know-how to continue to delight customers and achieve continued success.” Related Story Ole Smoky Distilleries Continue Reign as No.1 Most Visited in the World, Topping Nearly 6 Million Visitors in 2021 Centerview Capital invested in Ole Smoky in 2013.
- Since its investment, Centerview Capital has helped the Company accelerate its growth, broaden its product portfolio of high-quality spirits and expand its differentiated distilleries business.
- Ole Smoky has nearly quadrupled in size under Centerview Capital’s ownership.
- Centerview Capital values its partnership with Joe Baker, Cory Cottongim, and the management team led by Robert Hall.
Ole Smoky founders Joe Baker and Cory Cottongim, and management will remain significant shareholders in the Company. “We are excited to partner with Apax as we enter the next chapter of our business,” commented Founder of Ole Smoky Joe Baker. ” “I’m most proud that, alongside my wife Jessi, and partners Cory Cottongim, Tony Breeden, and Chuck Edwards, we built a business from a small shop in our hometown of Gatlinburg into a TN brand that supports hundreds of families and is now sold in stores across the world.
With the combined experience and knowledge of Apax and our outstanding management team, we believe we can accelerate our impressive trajectory, sharing our premium spirits with more customers, in more places.” Ole Smoky CEO Robert, “Ole Smoky is a true pioneer in the spirits industry and the business continues to go from strength to strength, selling a record one million 9L cases in 2021.
This incredible progress in a short space of time is testament to the hard work of our talented team, and I’m pleased to welcome Apax, who have the right skills and insights to partner with us in the next phase of our growth journey. We want to thank the team at Centerview Capital for their commitment and partnership over the past 8 years as we have significantly increased the size of our business and expanded our brands.”
How many died in the Hatfield and McCoy feud?
HATFIELD-M’COY FEUD HAS HAD 60 VICTIMS; It Started 48 Years Ago Over a Pig That Swam the Tug River. TOM HATFIELD DIED LATELY Found Tied to a Tree – Governors of Kentucky and West Virginia Have Been Involved in Mountain War.1 Credit. The New York Times Archives See the article in its original context from February 24, 1908, Page 5 TimesMachine is an exclusive benefit for home delivery and digital subscribers.
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- The death of Tom Hatfield, the famous mountain feudist, at Louisa, Ky., makes about the sixtieth victim of the Hatfield-McCoy feud that began forty-eight years ago as the result of one of the McCoy razor-back pigs swimming Tug River from the McCoy place on the Kentucky side to the ancestral home of the Hatfields in West Virginia.
: HATFIELD-M’COY FEUD HAS HAD 60 VICTIMS; It Started 48 Years Ago Over a Pig That Swam the Tug River. TOM HATFIELD DIED LATELY Found Tied to a Tree – Governors of Kentucky and West Virginia Have Been Involved in Mountain War.
Why is Tennessee famous for moonshine?
1. Moonshine Has Its Origins Across The Pond – In the mid-1700s, many Irish and Scottish immigrants settled in the Smoky Mountains. They brought with them their Celtic music (which later morphed into bluegrass) and their time-honored practice of distilling whiskey. While European whiskey is often made with malted barley or other grains, the settlers in the Smokies used locally grown corn.
Where can I find Hatfields and McCoys?
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Who owns Kentucky Mist moonshine?
Moonshine Maker Loses ‘Kentucky’ in Legal Battle With University (Published 2016) Colin Fultz, the owner of Kentucky Mist Moonshine, has spent the past eight months embroiled in a trademark dispute with the University of Kentucky over who owns the rights to the name “Kentucky.” Credit. George Etheredge for The New York Times A gourmet moonshine maker in Kentucky may have won a public relations battle with the state’s biggest university.
But on Thursday, he lost his legal war. Colin Fultz, the owner of Kentucky Mist Moonshine — an upscale distillery that sells fruit-infused moonshine in the central Appalachian town of Whitesburg, Ky. — has spent the past eight months embroiled in a with the University of Kentucky over who owns the rights to the name “Kentucky.” The university — whose Wildcats basketball team brings in millions of dollars in revenue each year — says it does; in 1997, it trademarked the word “Kentucky” for use on clothing.
When Mr. Fultz opened shop last October in his home city, Whitesburg, and tried to trademark his business name, the university tried to block him from doing so for apparel. Officials said they mostly hoped to open negotiations with Mr. Fultz to keep him from marketing “Kentucky Mist Moonshine” T-shirts in the school’s signature colors of royal blue and white.
Instead, Mr. Fultz filed suit. But on Thursday, a federal court in Lexington sided with the university and dismissed his case. Kentucky Mist Distillery has a variety of items for sale that include its branding. Credit. George Etheredge for The New York Times In a 32-page ruling, Judge Danny C. Reeves of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky accepted the university’s arguments that it was immune from being sued, and that Kentucky Mist had no standing to bring the case.
The judge also chided the moonshine distillery as “attempting to create a controversy.” Jay Blanton, a university spokesman, said the school was pleased with the “strongly worded opinion.” Mr. Fultz said he would press on with his broader effort to trademark his business name with the federal Patent and Trademark Office, though he conceded, “Our court case is kind of out the window.” The flap between the moonshine maker and the basketball behemoth created an uproar in Whitesburg, a city of 2,100 people on the North Fork of the Kentucky River.
- Mr. Fultz, who lost a Republican primary bid this spring for the State House of Representatives, has gained a measure of celebrity, and many in Whitesburg regarded the university as a bully.
- The court ruling has not changed that, said Dee Davis, the president and founder of the Center for Rural Strategies in Whitesburg, in an email message Thursday.
“It just looks like the court sided with the big shot against the little fellow,” Mr. Davis wrote. As for Mr. Fultz, he said he is already selling royal blue Kentucky Mist Moonshine shirts — and has no plans to stop. “We’re moonshiners,” he said. “There’s no way we’re going to back down.” A version of this article appears in print on, Section A, Page 17 of the New York edition with the headline: Moonshine Maker Loses ‘Kentucky’ in Legal Battle With University,