On October 28, 1928, the first can of Golden Eagle Syrup was produced in Fayette, Alabama by Mr. and Mrs. Victor Patterson, Sr. They had experimented with various mixtures of corn syrup and honey in an effort to find one that not only was delicious, but also mild.
First produced in in small frame building behind the Patterson's home, the Patterson's made the decision to move the manufacturing operations to a plant in downtown Fayette, AL in 1944. This historic building remains the home of Golden Eagle Syrup today.
Mr. Victor Patterson, Sr. died in 1960 and Mrs. Lucy Patterson ran the company until her death in 1972. Golden Eagle continued to thrive under the direction of the Patterson's children, Mr. Victor Patterson, Jr. and Mrs. Jeanie Patterson Newell, and son-in-law Mr. Herbert Newell, until 1986.
Today Golden Eagle Syrup remains a family-owned, family-run business; Kimberly Tyner Bowling one of the owners serves as Plant Manager. Martha Kimbrell, an employee of 21 years, takes care of Shipping and Receiving while Annie Wright, an employee of 12 years oversees Production. The present owners have a strong commitment to preserving the tradition and quality of Golden Eagle Syrup. Their mission is to continue to produce Golden Eagle Syrup in the manner of the founder's vision:
and, as always, "The Pride of Alabama.