2019: A Significant Year for Distilleries

What Happened 100 Years Ago?

There is nothing like spicing up the chiller industry with interesting and relevant history. Many young adults cannot imagine life without color TV, cell phones and the celebrations that include beer, wine, and liquors.

A lot has happened in the last 100 years. For anyone in the distilling craft, January 16th is a day that changed life in the United States one hundred years ago. As found on Distillery Trail, “January 16, 1919, the U.S. Votes Itself Dry.” An interesting history followed with the Eighteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.

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1920 and 1933 – What Happened?

Distilleries didn’t shut down. They went underground. As found on The Guardian, “How Prohibition backfired and gave America an era of gangsters and speakeasies” reveals that underground establishments flourished. Alcohol became big business for those who defied the law, but these illegal bars catered to everyone. Not to mention the “bootleggers” that prospered from their hidden distilleries around the country.

With the failure of Prohibition recognized, “the American dry spell lasted until the 21st Amendment grants states the right to control alcohol.” As of “December 5, 133, Utah became the final state needed for ratification.”

Step Way Back in Time Before 1919

More interesting history of distillation takes us back many, many centuries before our time as found on VinePair. The distilling process was actually a result of alchemy. As reported, there was evidence of crude-made liquors before alchemy. Liquors are known to have been made from “rice and mare’s milk in Asia as far back as 800 B.C.”

Fast forward to “the 8th century A.D. that an Arabic alchemist designed the alembic pot still.” It was this innovative “contraption that allowed for the effective distillation of alcohol” for medicinal purposes. It took centuries for distilled alcohol to become a recreation past-time.

Fast Forward to 2019 at JCY – High-Quality Chiller Rentals and Sales for 63 Years!

If you are looking for a company with dedication, quality and reliability, we are here for you.

A History of Dedication to Customer Service and Innovation

J.C. Younger (JCY) is known across the United States for their dedication to the manufacturing and re-manufacturing of high-quality chillers for a variety of applications. With experience and knowledge that goes back to 1956, the JCY team has been continually innovating their chillers to meet the changes their customers require as well as the challenges to meet the environmental requirements. We are an ETL-UL listed manufacturer for indoor or outdoor locations.

Customer Support is a Top Priority

The team at JCY is known for their dedicated customer service and support with availability 24/7. They know that downtime can be detrimental to our customers. Most problems can be solved over-the-phone. For those occasions when we believe you need on-site help, we have a network of highly-skilled technicians located across the United States.

Upfront Cost and No Hard-to-Get Parts

We take pride in being honest and making our chillers with parts and components that we know are made of quality.

Exceptional Rental Service

The rental program at J.C. Younger is one of the best in the country. We build our chillers, and we build them to be user-friendly. We customize our rentals to meet your needs. When you call with a problem, we know our chillers. And, when you rent, we offer the most unit protection available in the industry.

63-Years-Old and on Track to Reach 100!

J.C. Younger Company has grown with years of dedication to quality products and service. No matter where you are in the United States, we can deliver you a quality chiller and exceptional service.

It is always an honor to have the opportunity to tell you about our quality-built chillers. A great way to know our chillers are the best, rent from us. You will see the quality and expertise that is built into every chiller. We are sure of it.

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Sam graduated from Dunwoody College with a degree in HVAC Service, and started out working in the resident side of work. After many years in the residential side of work, Sam took a chance back in 2018 to work in the commercial side of hvac with Jc younger. Since started working with them, Sam has been streamlining Jc younger to make the service side quicker at getting customer back to cooling right away. He always puts the customer needs first, giving them great customer service, and getting them back cooling right away. When Sam is not at work he enjoys hitting up breweries around the area, going up to the cabin, and doing remodeling projects. He also enjoys going out to lake of the woods for some good walleye fishing.In his free time he enjoys taking his grandmother out for meals, fishing and spending time with girlfriend and dog Sara.



Sandy has been in the background of JCY since a baby, growing up playing on chiller systems in the large 12,000SQFT pole shed JCY stores units in. Sandy started working at a young age doing simple tasks like sweeping, painting, organizing Copper fittings and other small tasks. In 2005 Sandy started his 4 year degree at Dunwoody College and graduated in 2007.

During his schooling their he also started his apprenticeship under his fathers supervision. The training consisted of installs of glycol piping in the field, building first chiller and assisting with Chiller service repairs. In 2006 he started learning the in and outs of breweries, and has been JCY’s brewery specialist since then. A challenge he took on was glycol piping a 30 bbl brewery by him self and completed that task in less than 20 day with 16 hour shifts.
In his free time he enjoys taking his grandmother out for meals, fishing and spending time with girlfriend and dog Sara.