“You have all heard and read that Winston Day was the first merchant. He was also our first distiller, employing Jeduthan Newton, and has the honor of having introduced the manufacture of whiskey here. It was very fiery stuff, it was said; but from local patriotism and pride some of the townsmen, it is also said, confessed that they felt it their duty to learn to love it.”

— John D. Barrow, Centennial Address, Skaneateles, N.Y., July 4, 1876


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