Tuesday’s Shot of Bourbon Trivia

Atherton High School in Louisville is the only high school in Kentucky to be named for a distiller: John McDougal Atherton (1841-1932), whose distillery in his native LaRue County led to the creation of Athertonville, Ky. In Louisville, where he lived the majority of his life, he was a great civic leader and helped establish the public school system. In 1921, what was then a proposed new girls’ school was named for him over the protests of some clergy who were upset by his distilling past and his opposition to Prohibition.

Source: Cave Hill Cemetery Bourbon Distillers Tour

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