Dr. James C. Crow

Born in Inverness Scotland, Dr. James “Jim” Christopher Crow would be credited as the perfecter of the sour mash process, though no historical records support him as being the creator of the process. He moved to the States in 1820 and was hired as Master Distiller of a distillery run by Oscar Pepper. The distillery used the newly invented Coffey stills instead of pot stills. And unlike his counterparts, Dr. Crow used a hydrometer to test proof instead of gun powder, or shaking the jars.


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May 18, 2021

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