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Old 01-21-2013, 09:04 PM   #30
Bourbon Barrel BBQ
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Join Date: 06-27-10
Location: Louisville, KY
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Originally Posted by Boshizzle View Post
I think you are right!

Bourbon County, KY was formed on October 17, 1785 from sections of Fayette County, Virginia, and named after the French House of Bourbon, in gratitude for Louis XVI of France's assistance during the American Revolutionary War.

And, the creation of bourbon is credited by some historians to a Baptist minister, Reverend Elijah Craig. Reverend Craig allegedly began distilling the unique spirit dubbed bourbon but still known as corn whiskey, in the town of Royal Spring, Virginia (now known as Georgetown, Kentucky), in 1789.
You should inform your tourism board. I think some reprinted literature is in order.
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