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Liquor Industry in Hampshire County

From colonial times the fruits of men's labor has often been turned into a more transportable and enjoyable sustinance. This has been done both legally and illegally. We highlight here some of the businesses and activities from our past. It is important to note that in colonial times through the Civil War it was much more profitable and much easier to convert grains into distilled spirits which took less space to transport and brought a much higher price than the raw or ground grains.

J. F. Shaffenaker Bourbon