Old Overholt and Its Roots in Bucks County

Old Overholt and Its Roots in Bucks County

Did you know that Old Overholt Rye Whiskey has historic roots in Bucks County?

Abraham Overholt, the founder of the West Overton Distilling Co. and creator of Old Farm whiskey, was the son of Henry and Anna Overholt of Bucks County. (There are still many Overholt descendants still living in Bedminster, Plumsteadville, Deep Run, Blooming Glen, Perkasie, Dublin, and other towns throughout Bucks County.) In In the 1850’s, the Overholts opened a second distillery in Broad Ford, Pa. They made Old Monongahela Whiskey and, later, Old Overholt after Abraham’s death (possibly named in his honor). They were able to remain open during Prohibition by making medicinal whiskeys. The last Overholt descendant to own the brand was Henry Clay Frick- millionaire founding father of the industrial age. After Prohibition, the “Old Overholt” brand went to National distillers, which was later absorbed by Fortune Brands(Jim Beam), and now belongs to Beam Suntory.

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