George Thomas Stagg Biography

George Thomas Stagg was born on Saturday December 19, 1835 in Garrard County, Kentucky to Samuel Stagg and Margaret Goodknight Stagg. Samuel was born in 1803 to Daniel and Maria Stagg. Margaret was born in 1806. George’s parents married on Monday October 15, 1827 and together had two other children besides George, Daniel (born 1828) … Continue reading George Thomas Stagg Biography

Belle Meade Bourbon Is Being Discontinued From National Markets

Belle Meade, a brand once revived by Charles Nelson after a fire destroyed the original producers and lost to the start of Prohibition until Charlie and Andy Nelson revived the brand in 2012, is soon to be discontinued being distributed nationally. National distribution is soon to end and the product will only be available in … Continue reading Belle Meade Bourbon Is Being Discontinued From National Markets

History of Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery

The story of Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery is one of great ambition during the early years of the United States of America. It is also a great example of the damage of prohibition only to find itself resurrected once again. Carl Wilhelm Diedrich “Charles” Nelson was born in Hagenow, Germany on Saturday July 4, 1835 … Continue reading History of Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery

Colonel Albert Bacon Blanton Biography

On a farm near where the current day Buffalo Trace Distillery is located in Frankfort, Kentucky, Colonel Albert Bacon Blanton was born on Monday February 28, 1881 to Benjamin Harrison Blanton and Alice Elizabeth Blanton. Albert’s father was born on Wednesday December 16, 1829 and his mother on Tuesday July 25, 1843. Albert was the … Continue reading Colonel Albert Bacon Blanton Biography

What Distilleries Were Allowed to Produce During Prohibition?

On January 16, 1919 the Constitution of the United States of America was amended for the eighteenth time, this time turning the country upside down and in a frenzy by banning the sale of intoxicating liquors. Years of the Temperance Movement, pressure from the Anti-Saloon League and political pressure finally had caught up to distilleries. … Continue reading What Distilleries Were Allowed to Produce During Prohibition?