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Friar John Cor or Corr made malt in 1494 or 95 or 96

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Friar John Cor or Corr made malt in 1494 or 95 or 96

Postby tspnyc » Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:09 pm

Many seemingly knowledgeable sources suggest that Friar John Cor (or Corr) received a royal order to make aqua vitae from malt. And that this was the first historical reference to whisky.

Most say this appeared in the Exchequer rolls for 1494-95.

But some sites the date was June 1, 1494, some say June 1, 1495.

And at least one says 1496, but since that is the chaps at 3 Drunk Celts, I think it is safe to say they are not seeing things as straight as they might.

Has anyone bothered to or managed to actually confirm the accuracy of either date?
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