Henry McKenna

Born in Draperstown, County Derry in Ireland in 1819, Henry McKenna moved to Nelson County, KY with his family at the age of 18. He worked in an Irish distillery before he moved but had no intentions of working in the whiskey industry when he came to America. In 1855 he opened a flour mill in Fairfield, KY and needing a way to dispose of all of the grist waste the mill produced, he fed as much as he could to his farm animals, then turned the rest into a wheat whiskey.


Posted on

May 18, 2021

Submit a Comment