Ruskin Stories


Solomon Klinordlinger Hit a Home Run in Pittsburgh

Beginning in Civil War times Solomon Klinordlinger for years had a profitable but modest wholesale liquor business. Then he named a whiskey brand after the emerging Pittsburgh Pirates baseball team and hit a merchandising home run. A man with a baseball bat in his hand, shown here, paved the way to Klinordlinger’s fame and fortune. Like many successful whiskey men,

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