Pappy Van Winkle 12 Year Stitzel-Weller Pre-1999
Pappy Van Winkle Special Reserve 12 Year Old Stitzel Weller For Sale
Pappy Van Winkle Special Reserve 12 Year Old 'Lot B' was first released in 1991. This is a pre 1999 bottling, indicated by the light green glass, the bottle colour became clear in 1999. As a 12 year old whiskey we understand this spirit would have entered the barrels between 1979 and 1987 and therefore believe this to contain Stitzel-Weller whiskey from before its closure in 1992. The label states Lawrenceburg which predates Van Winkle Distillery move to Frankfort in 2002.
Julian Van Winkle II, Pappy’s son, was selling and bottling whiskey distilled at Stitzel-Weller under the Van Winkle brand. When he died in 1983 his son Julian Van Winkle III bought the Hoffman Distillery in Lawrenceburg to use for offices and bottling, and continued to purchase bulk whiskey from Stitzel Weller until its closure in 1992.
This is a rare bourbon whiskey from the now closed Stitzel Weller distillery which has a special and almost legendary reputation.
DISTILLERY: STITZEL WELLER
AGE: 12 YEAR OLD
BOTTLED: BETWEEN 1991 & 1999
REGION: KENTUCKY, USA
BOTTLE STRENGTH: 45.2% / 90.4 PROOF
BOTTLE SIZE: 75CL