Many people know of the legendary Pappy Van Winkle, patriarch of America’s most famous bourbon family, but few know the story behind the distillery that made the legend. But Always Fine Bourbon is the story of the Stitzel Weller Distillery, which for a large part of the twentieth century was known for making the finest bourbon in the world. It’s the tale of the Van Winkle family, of the legendary Pappy Van Winkle, and of an era when businesses were still run by larger-than-life men with priorities other than maximizing the bottom line. It is the story of the American Dream: the creation of a family company, so common a part of this country’s history, but now disappearing in our age of mergers and acquisitions. It’s a story anyone with an interest in bourbon or Kentucky or the history of this country will relish.
• 211 pages
• Option to purchase signed copy by author Sally Van Winkle Campbell