Bourbon Whiskey / Jacob Spears

Bourbon Whiskey / Jacob Spears (HMNSR)

Location: Paris, KY 40361 Bourbon County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 16.444', W 84° 17.971'

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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 distiller's complex still in existence today.
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
Historical Period19th Century, 18th Century
Historical PlaceHome
Marker TypeHistoric Home
Marker ClassHistorical Marker
Marker StyleCommemmorative Marker
Marker Number2295
Year Placed2009
Placed ByHistoric Paris-Bourbon County, Inc. 2009
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 11:29pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
Location DescriptionCrossroads of Clay-Kiser Road & US 27, Paris
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 736230 N 4239673
Decimal Degrees38.27406667, -84.29951667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 16.444', W 84° 17.971'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 16' 26.6400" N, 84° 17' 58.2600" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)859
Can be seen from road?Yes
Is marker in the median?No
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1498 Clay Kiser Rd, Paris KY 40361, US
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