Gunning Distillery Established in Allegheny Mountains

January, 1882 : Gunnings Delight was the brand of choice for this distiller! He set up his distillery in his home and after the brand's popularity took off, invested his money into another 1,000 acres for growing crops for distillation.
Source: Allegany College of Maryland Library

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JOHN MASON

John B Gunning made both rye and barley malt whiskey. JB was Irish and barley malt whiskey has it origins in Scotland and Ireland. Barley malt whiskey is now known & sold as scotch. In addition to Maryland, he traveled to WV and PA selling his whiskey. Per MD tax records he had, at one point, 310 barrels on inventory.

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