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Shore NC Whiskey Distilleries


In Yadkin County of North Carolina during the 1890's and early 1900's, there were numerous distilleries in the Flint Hill community according to the Yadkin County Heritage book,published in 1981. Flint Hill was located between Enon and East Bend, North Carolina.

Some of these distilleries were

In 1903, North Carolina passed a law requiring distilleries to incorporate, name their town, assign a post office, choose a mayor and alderman, and write their bylaws and ordinances. Otherwise, they would be forced to go out of business.

Four of these distilleries incorporate into the township of Shore, NC:

There was a lot of local opposition to whiskey making in this area after a few years, so the I.C. Shore and Yadkin Valley distilleries opened an additional plant in Rocky Mount, NC. The Riverside Mfg Co also opened another plant in Fremont, NC.

NC Prohibition became law on January 1, 1909. The I.C. Shore distillery moved to Petersburg VA and remained there until Virginia prohition in 1916. Shore then moved to Jacksonville, FL. They are listed in the Jacksonville city directory in 1917 at 722 West Bay Street.

Below are some pictures of jugs and advertising from distilleries in the Shore NC area. All pics are courtesy of Corky Shore. For more info (including appraisals) about Shore jugs, contact Corky at:

Clarence "Corky" Shore
6975 Shallowford Rd.
Lewisville, NC 27023
(336) 945-5807
Email: shorejugs@yahoo.com

4 gallon I.C. Shore jug

Valley Liquor post card

Half gallon Yadkin Valley jug

Another Valley Liquor post card

Collection of jugs from Shore NC.

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