On Fancy Lady Film Hour: The Leopard

Ok, I got curious about the whole bourbon etymology question, so I did a little more cursory Googlin', and I got this: "American corn whiskey, 1846, from Bourbon County, Kentucky, where it first was made, supposedly in 1789. Bourbon County was organized 1785, one of the nine established by the Virginia legislature before Kentucky became a state. The name reflects the fondness felt in the United States for the French royal family, and especially Louis XVI, in gratitude for the essential support he had given to the rebel colonists."

Aw, we love la France!

Posted on January 31, 2011 at 1:13 pm 0