June 1, 1494

On June 1, 1494, the first written evidence of scotch whiskey was documented in the world. King James IV of Scotland had eight bolls of malt delivered to Brother John Cor at Lindores Abbey in Fife so he could distill it into whiskey. Eight bolls in 1494 would equal to 500 kg in 21st Century volumes. The monk, Brother John Cor, would have enough malt to make 400 bottles of whiskey. That was enough whiskey to last the average man a lifetime or two years for a Scotchman, if he didn’t share.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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