But Always Fine Bourbon : Pappy Van Winkle and the Story of Old Fitzgerald Book


By Sally Van Winkle Campbell

But Always Fine Bourbon is a touching reflection on the life and work of Pappy Van Winkle. Part memoir, part history, and absolutely fantastic throughout, this is a must for any lover of the famous bourbon. Hey, if you can’t drink Pappy, you might as well read about him!

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“But Always Fine Bourbon” is the story of the Stitzel Weller Distillery, which, for a large part of the 20th 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, of an era when businesses were still run by larger-than-life men who had other priorties than maximizing the bottom line. It’s 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. The book is filled with large beautiful photographs.


  • Hardcover: 211 pages
  • Publisher: Limestone Lane Press (December 14, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • Package Dimensions: 10.1 x 9.3 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds



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Dimensions 10.1 × 9.3 × 1 in