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That Virginia Bourbon

On this day in 1789, Reverend Elijah Craig was the first to distill whiskey from maize. It was named Bourbon since Craig lived in Bourbon County, Kentucky. Or, what is now known as Bourbon County, Kentucky. See, Kentucky didn’t become a state until 1792, which makes bourbon, uniquely Virginian. Don’t get me wrong, I have …

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