bulleit, blade & bow and I.W. Harper at the stitzel-weller distillery
We were the very first group to tour the newly renovated visitors center and barrel filling building. The Stitzel-Weller distillery opened on Derby Day in 1935 and was run by Julian "Pappy" Van Winkle Sr. Our experience began with a welcome cocktail and heavy appetizers. Then we toured the legendary distillery and enjoyed a tasting of whiskeys from Bulleit, I.W. Harper and Blade & Bow.