There are two possible origins for this drink:-
1) Robert Butt invented it as an entry to create a new mixed drink in 1972 while he worked at the Oak Beach Inn on ________ _______, NY. Various local New York references also echo Butt’s claims.
2) It was claimed to have been invented in the 1920s during Prohibition by an “Old Man Bishop” in a local community named ______ _______ in Kingsport, Tennessee. The drink was then perfected by Ransom Bishop, his son.