40 Bushels of Rye Wasted!

, 1780 : Historians agree that almost all of Kentucky's original distillers, started distilling in their native colonies - Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia - first. The letter above, for example, is written to a lawyer in Bedford County, Virginia. A citizen is seeking financial assistance because his rye and malt burned on the kiln!
Source: Crowgey, H. (2008) Kentucky Bourbon. They Early Years of Whiskey Making. University Press of Kentucky.

Notify of
  • What do you know about Whiskey history?

  • When did the event occur?
  • Accepted file types: jpg, png, pdf.
  • Used to credit you on the story
  • By submitting this form you agree to our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.