June 14, 1789

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1789, the Reverand Elijah Craig was recognized for distilling the first bourbon. It is believed that the reverend was the first person to distill whiskey from maize and the drink was called bourbon because he lived in Bourbon County, Kentucky.

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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One Response to June 14, 1789

  1. Drunk Commenter says:

    Guess what I invented the twisted-history drinking game! Every time you post about sheep or monkeys or something you take a drink, and every time you psost about any kind of booze you take two fdrinks. You probably can’t tell but I’ve been playing it a lot time. In fact I think I’m winning!

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