To supply the thirsty California Gold Rush boomtown of San Francisco, the Haas Brothers added whiskey to the product line of their prosperous grocery business shortly after they opened in 1851. In 1871 the Cyrus Noble Bourbon brand was launched. The legend has that it is named after a prospector who returned to his native Ohio.
Cyrus Noble Bourbon has been produced for Haas Brothers in Kentucky for over 140 years, according to their specific recipe and instructions. Until very recently this Bourbon was strictly a regional brand, for the most part enjoyed by aficionados in its limited distribution area of California and the Pacific Northwest. Made from a mash bill of 75% corn, 17% rye and 8% malted barley. (from the importer)