Friday, July 16, 2010

Trivia

The invention of 'X' is often attributed to a pioneering Baptist minister and distiller named Elijah Craig.Jacob Spears is credited with being the first to label his product 'X' .Berkley Plantation in Virginia lays claim to the first producer of 'X' in 1621, by George Thorpe, an Episcopal priest, although they did not call it "X" at the time.Also the more credible story how the name 'X' originated is like this-"When American pioneers pushed west of the Allegheny Mountains following the American Revolution, the first counties they founded covered vast regions. One of these original, huge counties was 'X', established in 1785 and named after the French royal family. While this vast county was being carved into many smaller ones, early in the 19th century, many people continued to call the region Old 'X'. Located within Old 'X' was the principal Ohio River port from which whiskey and other products were shipped. "Old X" was stencilled on the barrels to indicate their port of origin. Old 'X' whiskey was different because it was the first corn whiskey most people had ever tasted. In time, 'X' became the name for any corn-based whiskey.

What is X?

3 comments:

goutham said...
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Fox said...

Bourbon

Anonymous said...

Bourbon

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