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L. A. RHOMBERG & SON

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Photo courtesy: Jim Massey
Photo courtesy: Jim Massey
Photo courtesy: Jim Massey
Photo courtesy: Jim Massey

L. A. RHOMBERG & SON. In 1889 Liberat Alphonse "L. A." RHOMBERG left the partnership of JAEGER & RHOMBERG and opened his own wholesale liquor business, L. A. Rhomberg, at 531 Main.

In 1891 his son, L.A. Rhomberg, Jr., joined the company which was renamed L. A. Rhomberg & Son. They advertised wines, liquors, pure Kentucky bourbon, and fine bonded goods a specialty as part of their stock. They also owned the following brands: Rhomberg's Private Stock, Beaver Run, L.A. Rhomberg's Sour Mash, Silver Spring, Rhomberg Club, The Celebrated Pride, and Key-City Club Whiskey. For a brief time, they also sold Dr. Rhomberg's Pepsin Bitters.

The elder Rhomberg retired around 1900 and his son kept the business operating through 1906.