Slavery in American Whiskey: ‘The biggest names in whiskey benefited from slave labor’

How important were slaves to American whiskey? Last year, Louisville-based Brown-Forman told the New York Times that former slave Nearest Green actually taught the Jack Daniel how to distill. I was quoted in this story and would like to elaborate about the enslaved people’s contributions to American whiskey. At slave auctions, sales … Continue reading Slavery in American Whiskey: ‘The biggest names in whiskey benefited from slave labor’