Walter B. Duffy

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Walter B. Duffy
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Born Walter Bernard Duffy
8 August 1840(1840-08-08)
Scott's Plains, Upper Canada, BNA
Died 14 January 1911 (70) 
Rochester, New York
Burial Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
Rochester, New York
Field(s) Liquor
Known for Duffy's Pure Malt Whiskey

Walter Bernard Duffy (August 8, 1840 - January 14, 1911) was a British Canadian-born distiller of Irish descent, noted as the creator of Duffy's Pure Malt Whiskey, a product that his company marketed extensively as a medicinal remedy.

Corporate Interests

Walter B. Duffy Co. (1879)

  • 1879-1881: 27-29 Lake Ave., Rochester, N.Y.

Rochester Distilling Co. (1882)

  • 1882-1883: 27-29 Lake Ave., Rochester, N.Y.
  • 1884-1901: 67-79 Lake Ave., Rochester, N.Y.
  • 1901-19??: Corner of Lake Ave. and White St., Rochester, N.Y.

Duffy Malt Whiskey Co. (1886)

Manufacturers of Duffy's Pure Malt Whiskey and Duffy's Formula.

  • Baltimore, Maryland
  • Rochester, N.Y.

New York & Kentucky Co. (1900)

On 25 January 1900, Duffy & co. formed a new consortium in New York, which owned the following companies:

  • George T. Stagg Co., Frankfort, Ky.
  • The E. H. Taylor, Jr., Co., Frankfort, Ky.
  • The Kentucky River Distillery, Frankfort, Ky.
  • The Erie Distilling Co., Buffalo, N.Y.
  • The Duffy Malt Whiskey Co., Rochester, N.Y.
  • The Rochester Distilling Co., Rochester, N.Y.
  • The Wolcott Co., Rochester, N.Y.
  • The Columbia Distilling Co., Albany and Waterloo, N.Y.

Flower City National Bank

American Fruit Products Co. (1904)

Duffy-McInerney Co. (1906)

National Hotel Co. (1907)