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

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