Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Pre-War Kentucky Bourbon Business

An excerpt from the William B. Northcutt Journal (held at the Kentucky Historical Society):


"....1810 left Campbell County and went to Bourbon County, and set in with a gentleman by the name of Jas Hutchinson in the distillery business, which I had learned from my father and was a complete master of, I averedge [sic] him three gallons of whiskey to the bushel of grain that he furnished me the first season, which pleased him so that he enlarged his distillery and I worked with him two or three seasons until the War of 1812 with Great Britain came on, in the spring of 1812...".

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