Bourbon History



Images Of The Past – W.L. Weller On Whiskey Row

In the year 1899, W.L. Weller & Sons purchased a larger storefront on the north side of Main Street between 1rst and 2nd streets from Bernheim Bros. The office and store were very close to the waterfront where barrels could... Continue Reading →

Pioneer Distillers: Daniel Weller

Everyone knows about William LaRue Weller but few know about his grandfather Daniel Weller. He has a rich history in Kentucky’s Distilling industry that starts in the 18th century. According to legend distillers came to Kentucky from Pennsylvania during the... Continue Reading →

Tasting Notes: Old Weller Antique

This brand dates back to the late 1940s when Julian Van Winkle wanted to reach out to the market that still remembered purchasing whiskey from a barrel at a liquor store or saloon. It was called then Weller Original Barrel... Continue Reading →

The Stitzel Factor in Bourbon

There are several Bourbons on the market now that are made with wheat as the flavoring grain instead of rye. These brands include Maker’s Mark, Old Fitzgerald and its expressions, W. L. Weller and its expressions, Rebel Yell and of... Continue Reading →

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