James "Buddy" Thompson
February 28 – September 15, 2018
A new addition to the Frazier is a pocket exhibit on Buddy Thompson, former General Manager and Co-owner of Glenmore Distillery Company, which was founded by his grandfather in 1901. In the 1970s Buddy set aside a few barrels of bourbon for a special occasion; in December 2017 he finally bottled them under the name Final Reserve, James Thompson & Brother Bourbon. On display are a Glenmore distiller’s clock, gavel, tools, and whiskey thief; a matchbook, serving tray, nameplate, roll top desk, and office chair; framed correspondence and a medicinal prescription; and portraits of the Thompson men. This exhibit is located in the east gallery of the first floor of the museum.