Sons and Daughters of the Forest Queen
We just heard from Rebecca Williams, a relative of Col. William Neil Dennison. Back in September we heard from Dennison's great-great-great grandson, Rob Frenckel. Dennison was a partner in the Forest Queen, a veteran of Antietam, a Denver lawyer, and one-time DA though he may just have been assistant, still not sure.
And yesterday we spoke to Rob McCullough he'll have to tell me if that's right great-grandson of J.W. McCulloch/McCullough, distiller of Kentucky's Green River Whiskey, "The Whiskey Without A Headache" and official Whiskey of the U.S. Navy, the Marine Hospital (precursor of the Institutes of Health), and the Panama Canal Commission. J.W., according to the tale, bought his interest in the FQ from Lou for twenty barrels his storied of whiskey.
And all this after speaking this summer with Jim Jackson, grandson of another FQ partner, O.W. Jackson.
Oh yeah, one more thing. Rob says the Green River distillery is up and running again they're just waiting on the labels! I'll drink to that.
In fact, I say we make it the official whiskey of the Sons and Daughters of the Forest Queen.