William Shakespeare once asked, “What is in a name?” To us here at StilL 630, the answer to that question is …a lot. The St and the L represent and reinforce our pride in our hometown of St. Louis, Missouri. The 630 stands for 630 feet tall, which is the height and width of the St. Louis Arch. The arch is Missouri’s tallest accessible building and the tallest man made monument in the United States. It was built as a monument to westward expansion. It symbolizes the pioneer spirit of the men and women who settled the west. To us, it is a symbol of the indomitable spirit of those pioneers. Believe us when we say, we know a thing or two about spirits.
We know that the best things in life take time. That’s why we personally and patiently hand craft our spirits and age them in a variety of wooden barrels. We believe that doing things the right way is the only way, even if it takes longer. We know that being the best means using the best. We use as many of the best organic, local ingredients as possible. We believe in pushing conventional boundaries. We are constantly experimenting with unique distillation processes. Rather than use the most common distillation process, we use the old-world method of double distillation to capture more flavors. Since we are located in the best city in the world, we think it’s only fitting to be the best distillery.
Visit us today to taste the very best whiskey, bourbon, or rum. We are located south of the Busch Stadium and just blocks from the Arch grounds. We hope to see you soon because we are proud of what we do, we love what we do, and we want to share it with you.
Monon Bell Bourbon is our very first bourbon release. We are proud to release this spirit as a tribute to those who do battle in this legendary football game between Wabash College & DePauw University. Steeped in tradition and heroism, this battle is for pride. Undying glory awaits the victors as the Monon Bell’s beautiful, clear ringing sings of their victory. In honor of these Indomitable Spirits, we humbly offer this bourbon as tribute. May tales of your valor live on and be shared over a glass of Monon Bell Bourbon!
Wabash is my alma mater, and though it is a tiny Div III school in the middle of a small town in the heartland of Indiana, it has left an indelible mark on me. I would not be the person I am today, nor be lucky enough to count the quality and character of my friends, had I not gone to school there. This football game played every year as the last game of the season is the definition of sport. These student-athletes, competing not for national audiences nor million dollar endorsements, instead lay it all on the line for their school, their teammates, and themselves. If the definition of character is what you do when no one is looking, then these players who compete at their very best as the eyes of the nation are elsewhere are great examples of the fabric that makes this country great. Quiet heroes toiling in obscurity. They seek not fame, the beautiful ringing of the Monon Bell sings more sweetly over the years. This bourbon honors them.
This game pits two schools against one another in a rivalry that exceeds almost all others in the nation in time and tradition. The oldest rivalry west of the Allegheny Mountains where over 120 games have been played, the schools started competing in 1890 and have played every year since 1911. The 300lb Monon Bell, taken from a locomotive that connected the two towns, is the trophy. The inaugural release of Monon Bell Bourbon honors the 123rd Monon Bell Classic, which takes place at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, IN on Nov 12th, 2016. Wabash leads the overall series 60-53-9 and has won the last seven straight games.