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The Mansion that Whiskey Built, Listed for the First Time

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Location: Harrods Creek, Ky.
Price: $6,000,000
The Skinny: Louisville liquor magnate and philanthropist Owsley Brown Frazier—the company founded by his grandfather, Brown-Forman, bottled the first bourbon, and now controls Jack Daniel's, Woodford Reserve, and Southern Comfort—passed away in August, and his heirs have decided that the family mansion he inhabited will be sold for the first time. Known as The Avish, the imposing columned manor was built in 1910 for the grandfather, Owsley Brown, and sits on 24 acres of bucolic countryside. Expanded significantly over the intervening century, the mansion now measures more than 20,000 square feet, plus a barn, garden house, greenhouses, and two-bed guest house. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The Avish is surrounded by several other estates owned by Brown family members, which may explain why the family is willing to part with this one. Listed just the week, the house went to market at a nice, round $6M.
· 5224 Avish Ln [Kentucky Select Properties via Zillow]