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"Stitzel Weller" Visit

by Esquire Liquors on 01/21/15

A visit and lunch with former Stitzel Weller executives Norm Hayden and Dale Hamilton. Also pictures of a sample of a great collection of S-W products.

Last S-W master distiller Ed Foote at the Derby Museum Legend Series. While visiting with him at Dale Hamilton's home, I had him blind taste a sample of Old Fitzgerald from a Rip Van Winkle decanter I had. He not only told me what it was but who made it and when (early 70's).


New: Craft Beers & More!

by Esquire Liquors on 09/14/12

We have a growing variety of American craft beers and high-end imported beers available. Along with this, you can mix and match singles of craft beers to build your own six-pack and receive 15% off the single bottle prices for each beer!

Beer Display

Find a list regularly updated list of our offerings on our beer page, as well as our page on BeerMenus, a great site for finding craft beers are available in your area.

A Trip to Kentucky's Distilleries

by Esquire Liquors on 06/20/12

Earlier this month, we had the opportunity to visit several of Kentucky's oldest distilleries including: Maker's Mark, Evan Williams, Four Roses, and Woodford Reserve.

Each claimed to be the oldest working distillery in the state, so the jury's out on which one actually holds that title, but it was a great trip and a great chance to see how the products on our shelves are made.



Bourbon aging in barrels.


Rows of barrels aging in the warehouse.


Someone has to squeeze into this space to check the aging Bourbon!


A view up in the warehouse with barrels stacked over 6 stories high.


A fermenting vat of Cypress wood, holds thousands of gallons of mash.


The warehouse where barrels are aged.


Outside Maker's Mark.


Maker's Mark Tour.


Column still.


Copper pot still.


Filling bottles.


Hand-filling bottles of Blanton's at the Buffalo Trace Distillery.


Sealing a bottle with their trademark wax at Maker's Mark.


Bethlehem Academy: A boarding school for girls (grade school through high school) open from 1830-1959.