WHERE IT ALL BEGAN The Blade and Bow story began with the founding of the legendary Stitzel-Weller Distillery in 1935, a Louisville icon and home to the fathers of bourbon.
With a commitment to craftsmanship and artistry, Stitzel-Weller reimagined what Kentucky Bourbon could be until distilling stopped in 1992.
THE KEYS Named after the two parts of a skeleton key, the blade shaft and the ornate bow, the Blade and Bow brand is a tribute to the five keys that once hung on the door of the Stitzel-Weller Distillery.
These keys represented the five steps of crafting bourbon—grains, yeast, fermentation, distillation and aging.
But more importantly, they grew to symbolize the southern traditions of hospitality, warmth and enjoying the finer things in life.
THE PAST, REIMAGINED Today Blade and Bow is opening the door to the next chapter of Stitzel-Weller’s renowned history.
The Blade and Bow family includes two distinct variants: Blade and Bow Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey and Blade and Bow 22-Year-Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Each variant offers a completely unique experience that pays homage to this storied distillery and welcomes a new generation to the art of bourbon making that was perfected within these walls.