Jasper “Jack” Newton Daniel

Jasper “Jack” Newton Daniel

Most historians believe Jack Daniel was born in 1848, and though the exact date is unknown, the Jack Daniel’s website celebrates his birthday on September 5 each year. After running away from home at 15 to get away from his widowed step-mother, Jack was taken in...
Dr. James C. Crow

Dr. James C. Crow

Born in Inverness Scotland, Dr. James “Jim” Christopher Crow would be credited as the perfecter of the sour mash process, though no historical records support him as being the creator of the process. He moved to the States in 1820 and was hired as Master...
William Larue Weller

William Larue Weller

William Larue Weller is born to Samuel and Phoebe Larue in 1825 near Bardstown, KY. He would serve in the Mexican-American War from 1846 to 1848 before opening a trading company with his brother, William Larue Weller & Brother, which would later become W. L....
Julian P. Van Winkle Jr.

Julian P. Van Winkle Jr.

The son of Pappy, Julian P. Van Winkle Jr. was bornĀ  in 1914 in Louisville, KY. He would run the Stitzel-Weller Distillery founded by his father from 1964 until the family sold it in 1972. In 1977 he founded J.P. Van Winkle and Son, a bottling and commemorative...
Julian P. Van Winkle, Sr.

Julian P. Van Winkle, Sr.

Born in 1874 in Louisville, KY, Julian “Pappy” Van Winkle began working as a salesman in 1893 for a liquor wholesaler known as W.L. Weller & Sons. His son, grandson, and now great grandson, run the Van Winkle brand operations for Buffalo Trace...