In 1775, Virginia Governor Patrick Henry issued land grants to any Americans willing to settle the Virginia frontier, an area presently known as Kentucky. It was early in the American Revolution and settlers were needed to protect the frontier from Indian attack while General Washington campaigned against the Lord Howe and the English Crown. These rugged frontiersmen were mostly poor immigrants from Ireland and Scotland, who brought very little with them. However, what they did bring was their knowledge of distillation and the equipment with which to do it. To their surprise, they discovered their new land sat atop one of the largest limestone slabs in the world, and therefore, one of the purest, naturally filtered, iron free, water source ever found. Using the native crop, corn, which they were required to plant to retain the land grant, they began distilling a new high quality corn whiskey. After production, they put their whiskey in barrels for shipment down the Mississippi to the Port of New Orleans. Being a frugal lot, they used old fish barrels that they had cleverly scorched the interiors of with flame in order to defeat the heavy smell of fish oil. By the time the spirit was decanted for consumption on Bourbon Street, an amazing transformation had occurred. The spirit was brown
until this time, all spirits were colorless. The whiskey had aged during shipment, taking on the color and flavor of the charred oak barrel. The public couldnt get enough of this new whiskey, loudly saying Ill have some more of that Bourbon whiskey!
Comfort is proud to offer no less than seventy versions and variations of this quintessential Southern spirit. Please understand, many of these wonderful creations are available in very small quantities. The proprietors selection is subject to frequent change. We make every effort to keep product in house and our signature list accurate.
Mon - Fri 11:30 to 2:30
Mon - Thurs 5:30 to 10:30
Fri - Sat 5:30 to 11:00
open after dinner hours until demand wanes.