This distillery was a partnership erected a distillery in 1868, near Athens. In 1876, Poindexter & Pettit assumed operations. This partnership consisted of Richard Poindexter and B. F. Pettit. Operations were discontinued shortly afterwards.[i] [i] Perrin, page 212. References: William M. Ambrose, Bottled In Bond under U. S. Government Supervision, Limestone Press, Lexington, 2008.