Elijah Craig opens a distillery in, what was then, Fayette County, KY, which would become Scott County in 1792. It was never located in Bourbon County. Though he is known as the “Father of Bourbon” there is little to no evidence he was distilling whiskey any differently than the hundreds of local farmers in the area. It wasn’t until 1874 that a publication referenced Craig’s whiskey and the elaborate story of accidentally burning a barrel.


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May 7, 2021

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