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    June 1st, 1494/5 Friar John Cor records the first known batch of Scotch whisky

    Talk about a trend that's lasted.


    Some sources show 1494, some 1495.

    On 1 June 1494, the Exchequer Rolls of James IV of Scotland record the granting of malt to a monk in order to make “aqua vitae” in what is considered the first recorded mention of whisky – or at least distilling – in Scottish history.

    https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/06/on-this-day-1494first-mention-of-scotch-distilling/

    John Cor is the name of the monk referred to in the first known written reference to a batch of Scotch Whisky on 1 June 1495.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Cor




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    Originally posted by pandm View Post
    Talk about a trend that's lasted.


    Some sources show 1494, some 1495.

    On 1 June 1494, the Exchequer Rolls of James IV of Scotland record the granting of malt to a monk in order to make “aqua vitae” in what is considered the first recorded mention of whisky – or at least distilling – in Scottish history.

    https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/06/on-this-day-1494first-mention-of-scotch-distilling/

    John Cor is the name of the monk referred to in the first known written reference to a batch of Scotch Whisky on 1 June 1495.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Cor


    The Canadian Site is giving a bottle to the member who recruits the most new robot members. Oh, that’s in addition to the free Glock.

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      #3
      the guy probably still has half a bottle left

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        #4
        Originally posted by pandm View Post
        Talk about a trend that's lasted.


        Some sources show 1494, some 1495.

        On 1 June 1494, the Exchequer Rolls of James IV of Scotland record the granting of malt to a monk in order to make “aqua vitae” in what is considered the first recorded mention of whisky – or at least distilling – in Scottish history.
        The sad thing is it probably is also the first known written record of government interference in the distilling of spirits in that the exchequer (aka a T-Man) granted malt to the monk; you realize that grant means they collected tax on it. In no way shape or form does any of that indicate it was the first time scotch whisky was distilled but just that it was the first written record of the government raking in what it could from it.
        Last edited by Glenn B; 06-01-2019, 08:23 PM.
        Retired and loving it.

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