On this day in 1495 - Friar John Cor, a distiller at Lindores Abbey in the Kingdom of Fife, Scotland, records an order for scotch whisky to be delivered to King Henry VII. It is the first written mention of scotch in history.
“To Friar John Cor, by order of the King, to make aqua vitae VIII bolls of malt.” Exchequer Rolls 1494–95
The Historical Inebriant: A nice 500 year old Scotch
Aqua vitae is Latin for "water of life". Funny how some things never change.
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