Any lawyers out there who know their way around legal history? I would like to find out exactly when the law was passed that required the registration of distilleries. I know it was in the 1860's and I think it may have been part of the laws that brought back the liquor tax to pay for the war. If this is so then the first registered distilleries are most likely in Maryland since they were closest to Washington. This also puts Jack Daniel's out of the running because Tennessee was part of the Confederacy and certainly would not have required their distilleries to register with Washington.