Since this distillery is so popular and there are many questions about its history, I decided to post my time line here.
1716 - Johannas Weller was born in Germany. ( N Morgan,
c1730 - Johannas Weller moves to Fredrick County Maryland, (N
1762 - Daniel Weller is born [W L Weller's grandfather].
(Filson Club, Weller Family Papers).
1787 - Samuel Weller is born. [W L Weller's father] [W L's
mother is Pheobe LaRue]. (Filson Club, Weller Family
o - The Book, "Seven Generations of Larues" Identify Samuel Weller as Captain Samuel Weller, from service in the War of 1812.
1794 - Daniel Weller comes to Kentucky on a flatboat. He then
purchases land near Bardstown. (Filson Club, Weller
1800 - Daniel owns a distillery in Nelson County, Kentucky.
(Filson Club, Weller Family Papers).
1807 - Daniel Weller dies. (Filson Club, Weller Family
o - Daniel Weller's estate is inventoried on September 24,
1807 in the Nelson County Will Book B - pages 46-50.
His estate list numerous cooper's tools, 3 whiskey
barrels, and "two stills, mash kettles and dry kegs"
valued at $212.17.
1815 - In the final list of "Sale/Bills" for Daniel Weller's
estate in Nelson County Will Book C on Pages 462-463 on
October 5&7, 1815, Samual Weller is listed as
purchasing "two stills, one mash Kettle, 17 wash tubs,
17 kegs for $208.50."
1825 - William LaRue Weller is born. (N Morgan, 15/10/92).
1837 - Samuel Weller files his Last Will and Testament with
the Larue county courthouse. If his estate was ever
inventoried, the book in which it would have been filed
is missing from the courthouse records. (M Veach,
1842 - John H Weller is born [the brother of William LaRue who
was raised as a son after the death of thier parents in
1854]. (Filson Club, Weller Family Papers and Thompson,
History of the Orphan Brigade).
1844 - W.L. Weller comes to Louisville. He joins the Louisville brigade and serves in the War with Mexico (Louisville Times, March 24, 1899).
1847 - W L Weller serves in the Louisville Brigade in the
Mexican War. (Courier-Journal, Obit. for W L Weller).
1849 - William Larue Weller & Brother, traders, founded. (N
o - W L Weller uses the slogan "Honest whiskey at an
honest price." (UD Archives, 992.m.94).
o - Legend has it that W L Weller's whiskey's were so popular that he had to put his thumbprint in green ink on all invoices and barrels of whiskey sold to insure his customers that they were getting the real item (Liquor Store Magazine, Feb., 1970).
1850 - W.L. Weller marries Sarah B. Pence of Shelby County (Louisville Times March 24, 1899).
1851 - Louisville City Directory list W L Weller, wholesale
and retail dealer in foriegn and domestic whiskey,
located on the east side of 8th street between
Jefferson and Green (Liberty).
1852 - George Pence Weller is born. (W L Weller's son).
(Filson Club Geneolgt file for Weller Family).
1854 - Samuel Weller dies. (Filson Club, Weller Family
Papers). He was killed in an epidemic of either typhoid
or cholera that killed many other members of his
family. (John Jacobi, 23/10/92).
1862 - Charles D Weller is robbed and murdered in Clarksville,
Tenn. (John Jacobi, 23/10/92).
o - Charles D Weller and McWiley Parker are murdered in Tennessee by two gunmen. Weller is robbed of a large amount of cash (Louisville Daily Express, July 7, 1862).
o - The Book, "Seven Generations of Larues" states that Charles was murdered while on horseback while collecting bills.
1863 - John H Weller, a Captain in Kentucky's "Orphan Brigade"
of the C.S.A., is wounded in the battle of Chickamauga.
(Filson Club, Weller Family Papers).
1864 - George H Weller is serving in the C.S.A. in northern
Georgia. (Filson Club, Weller Family Papers).
o - J D Cambell's Louisville Business Directory list W L
Weller and Bro. at 612 Main Street across from the
Louisville Hotel. His Brother is listed as C D Weller.
o - Edward's Directory to the city of Louisville for 1864
-65 list W L Weller and Buckner as the name of the
company owned by Weller.
1865 - After the defeat of the Confederate armies in which
they served, Weller's sons William, George, and John
join the family business. (UD Archives, 992.m.94).
o - An Advertisement in the city directory has W L Weller
and Buckner as partners.
1867 - S.C. Herbst establishes a distillery (J. Atherton,
Kentucky's Distilling Industry, Filson Club Archives).
o - S C Herbst goes into the imported spirits business in Milwaukee, Wis. He later buys a distillery in Frankfort, Ky. (Wine and Spirits Bulletin, Jan. 12, 1905, pages 94-97).
1868 - Louisville city directory has W L Weller moved to 6th
street between Main and Water with no partner.
1869 - Alex T Farnsley is born on Feb. 9. (Who's Who in
Louisville, 1926 edition).
1870 - John E Fitzgerald builds distillery in Frankfort Ky.
[origin of Old Fitzgerald] (N Morgan, 18/11/91).
o - The original whiskey was called John E Fitzgerald and
sold for exclusive trade such as steamship lines and
private clubs. (UD Archives, 992.m.94).
o - W L Weller and Sons first advertised in the Louisville
1872 - Philip and Fredrick Stitzel build a distillery [later
to become part of Stitzel-Weller]. (N Morgan 18/11/91).
o - W L Weller is listed in the city directory as being
located on 2nd between Main and River.
1874 - Julius P Van Winkle is born in Danville, Ky. (UD
o - W L Weller and Sons is located on Main at the SE corner
of Brook in the city directory.
1875 - Arthur Ph. Stitzel is born on May 19 (Who's Who in Louisville, 1912 Edition).
1876 - Caron's Cuty Directory list the business as W. L. Weller and Son, with George P Weller as the son. W. L. Weller Jr is also working as a clerk. John H Weller was working for Jacob Weller in his grocery.
1879 - Fredrick Stitzel Patents the system of barrel ricking
that is used in whiskey warehouses today (Filson Club,
Museum Collection of Patent models).
1880 - W L Weller being sold at Harold's Club, Reno, Nevada.
(UD Archives, 991.m.10).
o - John Weller is elected to the Chancery Court.
(Thompson, History of the Orphan Brigade).
1883 - A Ph Stitzel's distillery burns down and he builds
another distillery on the same site. (UD Archives,
1884 - Old Fitzgerald trademark is first registered ( U D
Archives, Old Fitzgerald Labels).
1885 - John H Weller is working in the Chancery Court with W L Weller Jr. as a deputy clerk. John C Weller is a clerk for Finzer and Bros. W L Weller and Son is W L Weller and George P. Weller, with R. Lee Weller working as a clerk. This is all as listed in Caron's City Directory.
1889 - John E Fitzgerald changes the name of his whiskey to
Old Fitzgerald. (UD Archives, 992.m.94).
1890 - Caron's City Directory list W L Weller and Son as W L Weller and George P Weller with W L Weller Jr., John C Weller and R Lee Weller as clerks. John H Weller is still in the Chancery Court.
1891 - Stitzel Bros. advertisement in the Wine and Spirit Bulletin (Jan. 1, 1891, Page 101).
o - Block, Frank and Co. distill Kentucky Oaks a handmade sour mash Bourbon. It is stored in new iron clad, patent rick warehouses, giving it a stout bodied flavor (Wine and Spirit Bulletin, March 3, 1891, page 12).
o - Stoll, Vanatta & Co. of Lexington, Ky. and Chicago, Ill. own the Elk distillery (Old Elk) at Lexington. Partners included Charles W and John C Wright of Edinburgh, Scotland (Wine and Spirit Bulletin, April 1, 1891, page 14).
o - Stoll and Vanatta introduce their whiskey to Chicago, Ill. (Wine and Spirit Bulletin, June 1, 1891, page 14).
1893 - Julius P. Van Winkle [Pappy] joins W L Weller, whiskey
traders. (N Morgan, 18/11/91).
o - Article in the Louisville Times, April 9, 1959 States that When Julian Van Winkle joined W. L. Weller and Sons as a salesman at the age of 19, Mr. Weller told him never to to take a drink with a customer. "He told me, `If you want a drink, you've got samples in your bag and you can drink in your room'".
o - John Weller is elected to the State Senate and serves
a single term. (Thompson, History of the Orphan
1895 - W L Weller Sr. has his will filed with the Jefferson
County Government. There is also an inventory of his
estate listed with the government in the Inventory and
o - The Caron's City Directory list W L Weller and Sons as W L Weller, George P Weller and John C Weller. John H Weller is still in the Chancery Court and William LaRue Weller Jr. is again a deputy clerk for county court. R Lee Weller is listed as "Removed to Chicago".
1896 - W L Weller retires, leaving the business to his son
George and Brother John. (Inventory of Weller estate).
1899 - W L Weller dies. (Inventory of Weller estate).
o - William LaRue Weller died in Ocala Fla. on March 23,
1899. He died of "Chronic Spasmadic Asthma with Heart
Complications". He is buried in Cave Hill Cemetary
(Cave Hill Cemetary Records, Filson Club).
o - Bernheim Bros. buys a larger store and sells their old
location (on Main between 1rst and 2nd) to W L Weller
and Sons. (Bernheim Family History, I W Bernheim, U of
1900 - Stitzel distillery wins a Certificate of Distinction at
the Centennial Exposition in Paris. (UD Archives,
o - Mammoth Cave Bourbon is advertised as a 16 year old Bottled in Bond by W G Coldewey & Co. in the Wine and Spirits Bulletin (Jan.1, 1900).
o - A photograph of W L Weller and Sons building and description of the firm is on page 14 of the Sept.1, 1900 issue of the Wine and Spirits Bulletin. List John C Weller and George P Weller as owners and Creedmore as their principle brand.
o - John Weller and Ed Babbit attend a meeting of spirit producers held in Cincinnati (Wine and Spirit Bulletin, Oct.1, 1900, page 17).
1901 - W L Weller advertisement in the Wine and Spirits Bulletin has Creedmore and Old Royal as their brands (Jan.1, 1901, page 3).
o - John Weller and "a large party of people" are going to spend the summer in the northwest (Wine and Spirits Bulletin, July 1, 1901, page 22).
o - S C Herbst registers the following brands in the brands in the Wine and Spirits Bulletin: Benson Creek, Jno E Fitzgerald, and Old Judge (July 1, 1901, page 27).
o - Louisville hosts the Knights Templar's Triennial Conclave. Louisville distillers put up electric light displays in front of their stores, including W. L. Weller and Sons (Wine and Spirits Bulletin, Oct. 1, 1901, p.20).
1903 - Stitzel Bros. Distillery moved to 1033 Story Ave., on
the north-west corner with Buchanan. (Louisville City
Directory, U of L Archives).
o - Weller's Cabin Still trademark is registered (Liquor Store Magazine, Feb., 1970).
1904 - Alex T Farnsley joins the firm of W L Weller &
Sons. (Who's Who in Louisville, 1923, edition).
o - Philip Stitzel dies on April 6. He leaves in trust to his children four shares each of Stitzel Distilling Company, valued at $1,000.00 each. This is in addition to the four shares alredy owned by his son A. Ph. Stitzel (Will Book 26, page 3).
o - S C Herbst returns from Europe where he has established agencies for selling Old Fitzgerald in Italy, Germany, France and England (Wine and Spirits Bulletin, May 1, 1904, page 19).
o - S C Herbst first advertises his products in the Wine and Spirits Bulletin (June 1, 1904, page 33).
o - The John E Fitzgerald Distillery Company builds a new "Bottling in Bond" plant for their overseas business (Wine and Spirits Bulletin, June 1, 1904, pages 43 & 44).
o - John Weller of W L Weller and Sons vacations in Michigan for health reasons. It is reported that he may be just "looking for a new audience for his famous old stories" (Wine and Spirits Bulletin, July 1, 1904, page 29).
o - S C Herbst names Ira Levison as Eastern Reprentative for Old Fitzgerald (Wine and Spirits Bulletin, Nov. 1, 1904, pages 29 & 30).
1905 - Mondamin whiskey trademark is registered by A Ph
Stitzel Co. (U D Archives, 993.m.6).
o - J P Van Winkle marries Katie Smith. (UD Archives,
o - S C Herbst advertises Old Fitzgerald in the Wine and Spirits Bulletin (Jan. 12, 1905, page 30).
1906 - Jno. E. Fitzgerald advertisment in Mida's Criterian
shows that S C Herbst of Milwaukee, Wis. is Distiller
and proprieter and offices in Chicago, New York,
London, Paris, Berlin, and Genoa. (UD Archives
991.m.13). S C Herbst is a large importer/exporter of
spirits with a national reputation. He also purchases the Old Judge distillery (Wine and Spirits Bulletion,
Louisville Public Library).
1907 - W.L. Weller and Sons advertises in the booklet for the Greater Louisville Exposition, March 18-30, 1907. Their brands are Mammoth Cave, Harlem Club, Silas B. Johnson, and Hollis Pure Rye (Filson Club Library, Pamphlet 606, G786).
1908 - J P Van Winkle and Alex T Farnsley gain controling
interest in W L Weller and Sons. (UD Archives,
o - Alex T. Farnsley is elected Vice President, J P Van
Winkle is elected Secretary-Treasure. George Weller
remains President. (W L Weller & Sons letterhead).
o - Alex T. Farnsley gains 1/2 interest in W. L. Weller and Sons (Who's Who in Louisville, 1926 Edition).
1911 - An advertisment for Mondamin whiskey appears in the
Louisville Courier-Journal Newspaper. (UD Archives,
o - A Ph Stitzel contracts to make 100 barrels of whiskey
for George H Fredrick Co. (UD Archives, 993.m.6).
o - The Stitzel Distilling Company files for new articles of Incorporation placing the value of the Capital Stock at $100,000.00 (Wine and Spirits Bulletin, March 1, 1911, page 69.)
o - The Stitzel Distillery sends dealers a small mirror and perpetual calander paper weight (Wine and Spirits Bulletin, August 1, 1911, page 47).
o - John C Weller fights with a burglar at his home. The burglar draws a gun, but it mis-fires, so he draws a knife. John's struggle and his wife's scream forces the burglar to run (Wine and Spirits Bulletin, Dec.1, 1911, page 50).
o - The 1911 Mida's Financial Index list the following addresses and capital values for these companies: Stoll & Co., Distillers, Proprietors of: Old Tarr Distillery, Dy. No. 1, 7th Dist. Lexington, Ky. Old Elk Distillery, Dy. No. 12, 7th Dist. Lexington, Ky. Bond and Lillard, Dy No. 274, 8th Dist., Lawrenceburg, Ky. total capital value of $500,000 to $600,000. Stitzel Distilling Co. 1033 Stroy Ave. Dy. No. 17, 5th Dist., Louisville, Ky. $100,000 to $125,000. W L Weller and Sons, 121 W Main St., Louisville, Ky. $150,000 to $175,000. Jno. C Weller Co. 205 W Main St. Louisville, Ky. $75,000 to $100,000. Block, Frank and Co. 300 W Main St., Louisville, Ky. $40,000 to $50,000. S C Herbst Importing Co 401 Chestnut St., Milwaukee, Wis. mian office, Distillery, Old Judge Distillery, Dy. No. 11, 7th Dist. Frankfort, Ky.$250,000 to $300,000.
1912 - A Ph Stitzel Co. makes a contract with Victor Shwab to
rent his distillery to Geo Dickel Co. Dickel agrees to
pay for the special "leeching process" and retains
ownership of the machinery and forumla. Stitzel
recieves rent for distillery and storage of finished
product. (UD Archives, 993.m.6).
o - A Ph Stitzel contracts to make 1,000 barrels of whiskey
for W L Weller and Sons. The contract actually leases
the distillery to W L Weller and Sons so that they can
be listed as the distillers (UD Archives, 993.m.6).
o - George P Weller retires as president of W L Weller and
Sons, but keeps the title untill 1920. (Filson Club
Geneolgy file on Weller family).
o - John H Weller dies and his will is filed with the
o - A W L Weller "Mammoth Cave" advertisment with Stitzel listed as distiller appears on page 68 of every 1912 issue of Wine and Spirit Bulletin.
o - A S C Herbst advertisment for Old Judge and Old Fitzgerald appears on page 74 of every issue of the 1912 Wine and Spirit Bulletin.
1913 - W L Weller sells 3 case of Cabin Still to T H Hynes.
(UD Archives, 991.m.18).
o - Stitzel contracts to make an additional 500 barrels for
Weller. (UD Archives, 993.m.6).
o - The Louisville Courier-Journal releases a special
"Southern Prosperity" edition. S C Herbst has an
article where he proclaims that his Old Judge and Old
Fitzgerald brands are the last "Old Fashioned Copper
POT Distilled Whiskeys".
o - John C Weller Co merges with John T Barbee & Co and is made President after Herman F Volkerding dies. He in turn resigns shortly there after (Wine and Spirit Bulletin, Jan. 1, 1913, page 69).
1915 - A Ph Stitzel contracts to make 210 barrels for William
Deddens Co. (UD Archives, 993.m.6).
1916 - A Ph Stitzel contracts to make 500 barrels of whiskey
for George H Fredrick Co. (UD Archives, 993.m.6).
1918 - A Ph Stitzel buys the Stitzel Bros. Distillery for
$25,000. (Courier-Journal article, Oct. 31, 1918,
Section 1, page 12, column 7).
o - John C Weller dies on March 31 and leaves a will with the county.
1919-1933 - W L Weller and Sons pay G A Dickel Co. a 50 cents
a case royalty on Cascade Whiskey sold. They are also
buying bourbon from J W Dant Distillery.(UD Archives,
o - A Ph Stitzel, with the help of W L Weller and Sons,
begin to get distillers who were no longer in business
to store their whiskey in their warehouse. This leads
to the government officially recognizing them as a
consolidation warehouse for spirits (UD Archives,
o - During prohibition the Stitzel distillery had about 24
employees; 14 men and 10 women (UD Archives, 993.m.1).
o - During prohibition Stitzel was bottling Cabin Still and
Mammoth Cave brands from the same whiskey. Cabin Still
was either pre-war (WWI) J W Dant, or Wright and Taylor
(probobly Old Charter) (UD Archives, 993.m.29).
1920 - A Ph Stitzel receives a license to make "medicinal
whiskey". (UD Archives, 992.m.67).
1921 - W L Weller is not even listed in the Louisville City
Directory and A.T. Farnsley and J.P. Van Winkle are
listed as officers for Red Chief Manufacturing, Corn
Shellers at 704 East Main (U of L Archives).
o - A Ph Stitzel is incorporated on July 5, 1921 (U D Archives, 991.m.155).
1922 - Stitzel operates under the name "A.Ph. Stitzel" and is
one of four distillery licensees in Kentucky and
produced many of the noted Kentucky bourbons during the
interim (American Wine and Liquor Journal, 1937, Filson
o - W L Weller appears once again in the Louisville City
Directory with and address of 126 West Main (U of L
o - W. L. Weller and Sons pays S. C. Herbst $2,000 for the rights to the Old Fitzgerald Brand. They make a second payment of $2,000 in 1925 (U.D. Archive, Uncataloged Ledger).
1928 - Stitzel purchases all of the H McKenna and J W Dant
whiskey being stored in the Stitzel Consolidation
Warehouse (U D Archives, 993.m.61).
1929 - W L Weller moves to 1151 Starks Building (Louisville
City Directory, U of L Archives).
1930 - George P Weller dies. Survived by his son G. Larue
Weller. (Filson Club Geneology file on Weller family).
1933 - Stitzel joins Weller to form Stitzel-Weller. (N Morgan,
o - Stitzel-Weller buys Old Fitzgerald. (UD Archives,
992.m.67). The 1933 bottling of Old Fitzgerald at the
Getz Bourbon Museum has the S C Herbst Xed out with W
L Weller and Sons typed under the crossed out name.
1934 - Stitzel-Weller builds Shively, Kentucky distillery.
(UD Archives, 991.m.32).
o - Letterhead from a 1934 letter from A Ph Stitzel
Distillery states that it was the common storage
warehouse for many brands of bourbon including J W Dant
and Henry McKenna (U D Archives, Uncataloged Item).
o - J P Van Winkle is made a special Vice President of H
McKenna Inc. in charge of sales so that he could sell
at least 500 barrels of whiskey for McKenna (UD
o - Somerset Importers Ltd. starts to distribute Johnnie Walker in the United States (Liquor Store Magazine, 2/70).
1935 - Stitzel-Weller's new Shively distillery is opened on
Derby Day. (UD Archives, 992.m.67).
o - W L Weller and Sons opens an office at 117 West Main
Street. (Louisville City Directory, U of L Archives).
o - Stitzel-Weller is established as a subsidiary company owned by A Ph Stitzel Distillery (U D Archive, 991.m.155)
1936 - Rebel Yell created to personify the South by Charlie
Farnsley, a nephew of Alex T Farnsley, a Stitzel-
Weller executive. Originally on a limited, personally
controlled distribution. Charlie went on to become the
Mayor of Louisville and a Kentucky Congressman. (N
Morgan 18/11/91 and the Kentucky Encyclopedia p 309).
o - A Ph Stitzel Distillery changes its name to Stitzel-Weller on Nov. 25, 1936 (U D Archive, 991.m.155).
1937 - Cascade Whisky leaves Stitzel-Weller and goes to
Schenley. (1937 Report on Distilled Spirits).
o - The Stitzel Distillery No.17 is sold and all goods are
transfered to the distillery No.16, Stitzel-Weller
(American Wine and Liquor Journal, 1937, Filson Club).
1938 - The Stitzel Distillery is no longer listed in the
Louisville City Directory (U of L Archives).
1941 - Alex T Farnsley dies. (UD Archives, 992.m.94).
o - ied on Oct 28 after suffering a stroke in his home at 1347 South Third Street. He was an activist in the Democratic Party, a member of the Pendennis Club, Louisville Country Club, and Filson Club. He was a charter member of Big Spring Golf Club. Alex was born in Louisville, Attended Male High School. His first job was with Kentucky National Bank. He then worked for American Tobacco Company before W.L. Weller and Sons in 1904. Alex became half owner in Weller in 1908 (Courier-Journal Obituary, Oct. 29, 1941).
1943 - Cabin Still is withdrawn from the market because of a whiskey shortage due to the war (Liquor Store Magazine, Feb., 1970).
1947 - A Ph Stitzel dies. (UD Archives, 992.m.94).
1951 - Stitzel-Weller makes their first decanter bottles (Kovel's Bottles 9th Ed., Old Fitzgerald).
1953 - J P Van Winkle publishes a series of articles extolling
moderation and the virtues of Old Fitzgerald. (UD
1954 - Very Old Fitzgerald wins the Premium Quality Medal of
Leadership at Brussels. (UD Archives, 992.m.155).
1957 - Stitzel-Weller makes the private label for Hilton
Hotels. (UD Archive 991.m.20).
1961 - Rebel Yell relaunched to commemorate the centennial of
the American Civil War. (C Morris, Glenmore, 14/8/92).
o - Local 36, Distillery Rectifying, Wine and Allied Workers International Union of America, AFL-CIO start a strike at Stitzel-Weller (U D Archive, Uncataloged Manuscript).
1962 - Union officials of the DRWAW call upon a union boycott of Stitzel-Weller products in a letter to all AFL-CIO members dated Nov. 26, 1962 (U D Archive, Uncataloged File).
1964 - Old Fitzgerald Prime, 86.8 proof straight bourbon is introduced. This is the first Old Fitzgerald Bourbon that was not a bottled-in-bond bourbon to be sold by Stitzel-Weller (Louisville Times, Sept. 30, 164).
o - Julian Van Winkle Sr. retires and names Julian Van Winkle Jr. president of Stitzel-Weller (Louisville Times, Sept. 30, 1964).
1965 - J P Van Winkle Dies. His son Julian takes over as
president of Stitzel-Weller. (UD Archives, 992.m.161).
o - On March 3, 1965, Charles Farnsley of Kentucky recognizes Julian P. Van Winkle's life and death on the floor of Congress with several newspaper obituaries being added to the pages of the Congressional Record (U D Archive, Uncataloged File).
1966 - Very Very Old Fitzgerald is exported to France for the first time. It is done so because of request from French connoisseurs (Kentucky Beverage Journal, Jan. 1966).
o - Stitzel-Weller unveil the "Pappy" Van Winkle Fitz Mist Award to honor the memory of the late "Pappy" Van Winkle (Bev. Media, July 1966, p. 90).
1972 - Stitzel-Weller is purchased by Norton-Simon Inc., who
make it part of Somerset Imports. (UD Archives,
o - Stitzel-Weller name is changed to Old Fitzgerald to
honor their best selling brand. (UD Archives,
1984 - Old Fitzgerald is purchased by DLC. (C Morris,
1986 - DLC joins with Guiness. (C Morris, Glenmore, 15/11/91).
1992 - Guiness changes name of Old Fitzgerald back to Stitzel-
Weller. (M Veach, 14/8/92).
o - The Shively Stitzel-Weller distillery is closed (M
1993 - The Cabin Still label is sold to Heaven Hill (M Veach,
o - United Distillers announces the downsizing of US production facilities. The bottling line a the Stitzel-Weller distillery will be closed in the next 18 months (M Veach, 28/5/1993).
1994 - W L Weller Centennial and Very Special Old Fitzgerald are introduced as part of the Heritage Collection (M Veach 3/25/96).
o - The bottling line is closed in December at the Stitzel-Weller site and moved to Owensboro (M Veach, 3/25/96).