From 1893 to shortly before Prohibition, the Gutzeit Company was operated by August C. Gutzeit, proprietor, as a wholesale liquor broker, located at 410 West Short Street. He also was the General Manager of the E. J. Curley & Company, a Jessamine County distiller, located on the Hickman Creek at the Kentucky River.
This firm sold Old Lexington Club, Old Boone’s Knoll, Zenda, Old Billy Burke, Royal Bourbon and Blue Grass Bourbon. He was the distillery's sole sales agent. In 1912, he purchased the old Strader warehouse at 112 West Main Street.[i]
Products of The Gutzeit Company, circa 1900
 After Prohibition, Billy Burke was controlled by A. Ph. Stitzel, Distillers, Louisville, Kentucky.
[i] Lexington City Directory for 1887, 1888, 1890, 1893, 1895, 1902, 1906-07, 1908, 1911, 1912-13, 1914-15, and 1916-17.