Georgia’s Brandy from Corn Stalks
The Salzburgers in Georgia
In 1734, a group of Protestant Salzburgers, fleeing religious persecution in their home countries of Germany and Austria, sought refuge by establishing a settlement in the newly formed Colony of Georgia, established in 1732. Interestingly, historical records suggest that these Salzburger emigrants might have engaged in brandy distillation shortly after arriving in the Georgia colony, despite the region being designated as a dry colony.
The Distilling Culture
Embark on a global journey, and you’ll find that cultures possess tales that harken back to their ancient beginnings of distillation, brewing, and winemaking.
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