The distillery celebrates its 160 years of rich history by going back to its roots. It is once again known as the Holladay Distillery, operated by McCormick Distilling Company. It is distilling Real Missouri Bourbon on site again for the first time in 30 years. And for the first time in two decades, it is…
Mike Griesser passes away. In 2016, the newly renovated stillhouse is dedicated as the Michael S. Griesser Memorial Stillhouse in his memory.
Ed Pechar and Mike Griesser lead a small group of investors in the purchase of McCormick Distilling Company. Under their leadership, the company has doubled the number of employees and has expanded the McCormick family of brands to include such premium products as 360 Vodka, Tequila Rose, and Broker’s Gin.
The original site of the distillery is added to the National Register of Historic Places.
A devastating fire nearly destroys the distillery building, the oldest building on the distillery site.
McCormick Distilling Company is purchased by Midwest Grain Products, a company owned by Cloud L. Cray of Atchison, Kansas. The company purchases the distillery primarily to store alcohol in the large empty warehouses due to the threat of impending war in Korea.
The distillery is renamed McCormick Distilling Company after the rights to the name and formula are purchased from the original McCormick Distilling Company in Waldron, Missouri.
Isadore Singer and his brother buy the distillery. The name is changed to the Old Weston Distilling Company.
The distillery is sold to George H. Shawhan on July 18, 1900, after his distillery in Lone Jack, Missouri, is destroyed by fire. The name is changed to the Shawhan Distillery Company.
After the death of David Holladay in November 1893, the court allows his son-in-law, Thomas Gregory Barton, to continue the manufacturing of whiskey using the name Barton & Holladay.