2002

The Van Winkle Family enters into a join venture with Buffalo Trace Distillery for all of Van Winkle’s products to be produced there.
1972

1972

After Pappy’s death in 1965, the Van Winkle family sold the Stitzel-Weller Distillery to the Sazerac family in 1972. Rights to all of the brands produced at the distillery were part of the deal which included W. L. Weller, Old Fitzgerald, Rebel Yell, Cabin...

1935

Opened on Derby Day, the Stitzel-Weller Distillery was a merger between two companies that Pappy Van Winkle owned, the A. Ph. Stitzel Distillery and the liquor distribution company of W. L. Weller & Sons.

1910

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...

1878

Being close to bankruptcy and owing him a substantial amount of money, Col. E. H. Taylor sells the O.F.C. Distillery and the Carlisle Distillery to George T. Stagg. Just 4 years later, lightning strikes and burns it down in “The Great Fire”. A year later,...