Tag: History

A Great Moment at Four Roses with Penny Chenery

A Great Moment at Four Roses with Penny Chenery

  This story appeared in Whisky Magazine in 2013. It is adapted from that publication. Penny Chenery recently passed away at the age of 95. It was a special day, and she was a special person. It’s 9:52 a.m., and the colorful 91-year-old Penny Chenery […]

The story of a homeless master distiller

The story of a homeless master distiller

When people speak of Stitzel-Weller, they affectionately recall its founder, Pappy Van Winkle, and the mouth-watering wheated bourbons distilled there. But often forgotten are the master distillers who made the stuff. Pappy did not make whiskey. One in particular has a story so improbable that […]