Bourbon History


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Bourbon Barons: George Garvin Brown

George Garvin Brown was born in Munfordville, Kentucky in the year 1846. His father was John Thompson Street Brown and George’s mother was Mary Garvin Brown, J.T.S. Brown’s second wife. George had seven older brothers and sisters. When the American... Continue Reading →

Images Of The Past: Kentuckians As We See Them

In 1905, the book Kentuckians As We See Them was published. It is a collection of political cartoons of people living in the Commonwealth as drawn by the leading political cartoonist of the time. There are many people in this... Continue Reading →

Brand History: Old Forester

In 1870 George Garvin Brown was a pharmaceutical salesman for Henry Chambers and Co. He was selling whiskey to doctors and pharmacies. After hearing complaints about the changing quality of the whiskey the doctors were prescribing to patients, Brown came... Continue Reading →

Kentucky’s Great Distilleries – Brown-Forman

Kentucky is known for its great Bourbon distilleries and Brown-Forman is one of its best. They have a very rich heritage and I have chosen them as the first one in this series because they have an unbroken line of... Continue Reading →

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