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Why W.L. Weller Bourbon Is Almost Pappy Van Winkle

Apparently, W. L. Weller distilled Kentucky Straight Bourbon with wheat before anyone else — including Julian “Pappy” Van Winkle, Sr. Van Winkle actually worked as a liquor salesman for W.L. Weller and Sons before he and a friend, Alex Farnsley, bought the A. Ph. Stitzel Distillery, which made bourbon for Weller. On Derby Day in 1935, Stitzel-Weller opened its … Read more

How to Find Pappy Van Winkle and Good Alternatives If You Can’t

Looking for some wisdom on how to find Pappy Van Winkle, the world’s best bourbon? Here’s a smattering of advice from a good article written a few years ago by Kevin Gibson in Insider Louisville: Looking for a bottle of Pappy Van Winkle bourbon? Good Luck. Here are a few highlights and some alternative bourbons for … Read more