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Craig Clan Mini-Book Excerpt
"An American Baptist preacher is considered by some experts to have been the rather unlikely inventor of bourbon whiskey and, indeed, there is now a brand of Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey named ‘Reverend Elijah Craig.’
Born in 1738 in Orange County, Virginia, the Rev Elijah Craig, along with his brothers and their extended families and others of the Baptist faith, made the long trek from Virginia to Kentucky in 1781 and eventually founded a community at what is now Georgetown.
In addition to founding a school, the enterprising minister also founded a distillery in 1789; based on corn, the resultant heady brew was known as bourbon, with the Rev Craig claimed by some to have been the first to age the distillation in charred oak casks."