Hot diggity, this bottle of 20-year-old Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve Bourbon contains some of the very last whiskey distilled at Stitzel-Weller! The legendary distillery closed in 1992, and production of its brands was moved to Buffalo Trace. Pappy Van Winkle 20 Years Old Stitzel-Weller was bottled in 2011 by Buffalo Trace for their annual Van Winkle collection. The Stitzel-Weller distillery was established in 1935, the result of a merger between the wholesale liquor business W.L. Weller & Sons and the A. Ph. Stitzel Distillery. When crisis hit the bourbon market in the 1960s and 1970s, the distillery and all its brands were sold to Norton Simon, who renamed it the Old Fitzgerald Distillery. Norton Simon moved production to the new Bernheim Distillery in 1992, closing the Old Fitzgerald Distillery, and United Distillers (nowadays known as Diageo) changed the facility’s name back to the Stitzel-Weller Distillery.
Please note: this bottle comes with the bag, not with the tag.