History of Stitzel-Weller Distillery

The Stitzel-Weller Distillery opened up on Derby Day in May 1935 in Shively, Kentucky. The distillery was a result of a merger between W.L. Weller & Sons and A. Ph. Stitzel Distillery. W.L. Weller & Sons was first started as W.L. Weller & Brothers by William Larue Weller and his brother Charles Weller. William Larue … Continue reading History of Stitzel-Weller Distillery

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

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?