Pappy Van Winkle purchases the A. Ph. Stitzel Distillery in Louisville, KY, which had started as a sour mash whiskey distillery in 1872. The products were distributed through the wholesale company Van Winkle owned, W. L. Weller & Sons. Just before Prohibition started, the company introduced Old Rip Van Winkle. During Prohibition, the Stitzel-Weller company was awarded a license to manufacture whiskey for medicinal purc


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May 18, 2021

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