Bourbon Whiskey/ Jacob Spears
Crossroads of Clay-Kiser & US 27, Paris, KY
+38.27434, -84.2995338°16'28" N, 84°17'58" W
"Named after Bourbon Co. because of quantity and quality of whiskey produced within its borders. Made from a fermented mash of at least 51% corn, with less wheat, rye, or barley, yeast and limestone water. Distilled at no more than 160 proof and aged in charred oak barrels. In 1964, Congress recognized bourbon as a distinctly American product.
(Reverse) Stone Castle, 1 mile south, built 1790 by Thomas Metcalfe for Jacob Spears. A Pennsylvanian who settled in Paris, he was innovative farmer & one of first distillers of bourbon whiskey. Still standing on this farm are a springhouse and a storehouse for his bourbon whiskey. It is the most complete distillerís complex still in existence today."
- April 19, 2011: Added by Bill Eichelberger