Fine Wine at the O.K. Corral

Depiction of Ike Clanton Drinking Wine

We have this image of Old West saloons serving rotgut, but in wild Tombstone, A.T., Kelly’s Wine House served 26 wines imported from Europe and had its own microbrewery. Ike Clanton spent two hours in this fancy joint on the evening of October 25, 1881, tuning up no doubt for the O.K. Corral gunfight the next day. Makes you wonder if he had ever even heard of rotgut.

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