Bill Samuels Sr.

A New Beginning

Soon after purchasing the historic Burks Spring Distillery in Happy Hollow, Ky., Bill Samuels, Sr., burned the only copy of the 170-year-old family whisky formula. During the ceremonial torching, Samuels, Sr., accidently set fire to the family drapes.

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