Meet The Pappy & Company Team:

We are fortunate to have a brand so many people love and support. What many of our customers don’t know is that we are a lean group that runs this mighty operation. In addition to co-founders and sisters, Louise, Chenault and Carrie, we have three full time employees, Mollie, Beth and Tarah. We’re an all women’s team of six based in two offices, located in Louisville, KY and Sun Valley, Idaho. We all love our jobs, a good margarita and the fact that we get to work with such amazing women. We manage all of our customer service, inventory, and order fulfillment in house; and strongly believe that one of the reasons that makes our company great is the ability to oversee every step of the process to ensure the best customer experience possible. We’d love to hear from you anytime, so feel free to drop us a line and let us know how we are doing.


The Founders:

Name: Louise Breen
Hometown: Louisville, KY
Currently lives in: Louisville, KY
Job responsibility: recycling lady and bill payer--not necessarily in that order. I manage the back end of the business (the books, accounting, finances, etc.), HR and oversee daily operations.
Favorite cocktail: definitely tequila on the rocks with a splash of Freshies margarita mix.
Design inspiration: to take it really far out of the box, I’d have to say my sister, Chenault James, who runs Chenault James Interiors. I don’t want to give her a big head but she truly is talented.
Most unique thing I put our syrup and pepper sauce on: I put our maple syrup on just about anything. It cures my late night sugar cravings, like that one night, desperate for sweets, I drizzled it on a bowl of rice checks and peanut butter. It was divine.
In another life I would be: I would probably be living as one of my mom’s dogs! I think her dogs live better than her own children.
Favorite Pappy quote: "We make fine bourbon at a profit if we can, a loss if we must but always fine bourbon.” It reminds me why we run our business the way we do, we always put quality first.
Why I love my job: I love our team and I love the pride everyone takes in their jobs. I love that I can balance home and work life with ease (at least now that is. I had many years of bearing a lot of the weight when we first started, but not anymore).

    Name: Carrie Greener
    Hometown: Louisville, KY
    Currently lives in: Sun Valley, Idaho
    Job responsibility: front end girl in charge of product development, collaborations, and overall brand vision. I get to be the creative lens of the brand.
    Favorite cocktail: Currently it’s a really paired down margarita: tequila, splash of Cointreau, squeeze of lime, and soda water.
    Pappy & Company item I can’t live without: Our cutting boards! I leave the small one out in my kitchen for whenever I need to cut something on the go like a piece of fruit or sandwich. It’s also great on the bar for cutting limes and lemons.
    Design inspiration: My sister Chenault (of Chenault James Interiors). I think we have similar styles, but she is much better at putting it all together and coming up with an overall vision. Also my grandmother for her love of color like peaches and corals while still feeling calm, neutral, and sophisticated.
    Most unique thing I put our syrup and pepper sauce on. For our pepper sauce, there are too many options to decide--I use it on just about anything. Same for our syrup, I use it on everything from breakfast oatmeal and pancakes to marinades and glazes for meats and salmon to dressings for salads and veggies. I guess the most unexpected would be my Vodka Gimlet recipe, which is a shot of vodka, a big squirt of Nellie’s key lime juice and a drizzle of our syrup. Shake it really well with ice, and serve it up in one of our key-etched rocks glasses.
    In another life I would be: I don’t know, I really love my life. I am lucky to say I would want to do it all over again if I could choose!
    Favorite Pappy quote: "No chemists allowed! Nature and the old-time "know how" of a Master Distiller get the job done here. Because traditional Kentucky whiskey is a natural product, we disdain synthetics, scientists and their accompanying apparatus. This is a Distillery not a whiskey factory." This phrase hung on a sign in front the the still house. Pappy was such a character with his blunt, but honest and simple ways. I'm not sure if it’s learned or just who we are, but knowing how Pappy lived his life and ran his business validates for us that our success comes from being yourself and doing things the right way.
    Reason why I love my job: I love my job because I get to work with my sisters and other smart women, give back, be creative, carry on our family's heritage and traditions and share it with the next generation, our children.

      Name: Chenault James
      Hometown: Louisville, KY
      Currently lives in: Louisville, KY
      Job responsibility: Creative team advisor. I run my own interiors design company, Chenault James Interiors, so I do not spend as much time on the day to day side of things. But my sisters always loop me in when it comes to making bigger decisions about the creative direction of the business and love being able to marry my interior design skills with what I can do with Pappy & Company.
      Favorite cocktail: Margarita with Freshies margarita mix and Triple Sec
      Pappy & Company item I can’t live without: my yellow Corkcicle Canteen Water Bottle
      Design inspiration: one of many is my late friend and artist Marge Tilley who reinforced for me that there are no rules when it comes to being creative.
      Most unique thing you put our syrup on. I eat waffles almost every morning so although it’s far from unique, my most authentic answer our maple syrup on waffles!
      In another life I would be: I seriously would have to say I’d be my same old self and living in my hometown.
      Favorite Pappy quote: “Why ship all that water all over the country?” When asked why he doesn’t sell anything under 100 proof. Pappy always believed in quality first and never diluting that.
      Reason why I love my job: I am grateful to have a career where I get to be myself and express my creativity through two different businesses along with having an amazing team of women to get to work with. Mixing business and family is a good thing as far as I’m concerned.

      The Rest of the Pappy & Company Team:

      Name: Mollie Patton
      Hometown: San Francisco, CA
      Currently lives in: Sun Valley, Idaho
      Job responsibility: Marketing Mavin, I oversee everything from brand strategy to partnerships to website management and work closely with Carrie on new product development.
      Favorite cocktail: at the moment, I’m 8 months pregnant, I’m sticking to “mocktails” that consist mostly of sparkling water, fresh grapefruit juice and whatever frozen fruit I have in the freezer. As soon as this little guy arrives, I’ll be mixing up a margarita with tequila, fresh lime juice, a splash of OJ and soda water served in our Pappy Rocks Glasses.
      Pappy & Company item I can’t live without: this is a toss up, because I am loving our new Corkcicle Stemless Glasses perfect for coffee, cocktails and anything on the go but I’m also a huge fan of our J. Stark Waxed Canvas Wine Tote which I use as a lunch bag daily.
      Design inspiration: Fashion, I love Milly. Her collection epitomizes bold, advanced contemporary fashion with a feminine edge. Design, I love mixing more traditional structures with bolder more contemporary prints. I think brands like Serena & Lily and One Kings Lane do a great job at this.  Photography: I am biased but my husband Tucker Patton travels the world for work and captures so much beauty in his outdoor adventures. I find it so inspiring.
      Most unique thing I put our syrup and pepper sauce on. I have been eating a lot of ice cream lately (serious pregnancy craving) so topping vanilla ice cream with our maple syrup is a go to for me. I put our pepper sauce on just about everything from eggs to fish tacos to mixing it with full fat greek yogurt which makes a spicy dip I love to use with veggies.
      In another life I would be: right where I am. I am lucky to say I am really living my dream life, living in my dream location doing what I love most.
      Reason why I love my job: I get to work with amazingingly talented and creative women, building a great brand that is inspired by so many things I love like family, food, design, and culture.


      Name: Beth Welch
      Hometown: Louisville, KY
      Currently lives in: Louisville, KY
      Job responsibility: General Manager. I have been here since the beginning so I consider myself a "jack of all trades."
      Favorite cocktail: Margarita
      Pappy & Company item I can't live without: Women's Grey Pappy But Always Fine Bourbon T-shirt. It's one if the original shirts that I have had for 4 years that is nice and worn in. It's definitely my favorite thing to lounge around the house in.
      Design inspiration: This will sound like I'm sucking up but definitely Louise Breen. She was around when I bought my first apartment after college and I would have been completely lost without her help. She helped me figure out everything from which furniture to buy to the fabric I should get for my throw pillows. I now ask myself "would Louise buy this?" before any home purchase!
      Most unique thing I put our syrup on: Oatmeal with pecans (not very unique but makes my breakfast so much better!) As for our pepper sauce, it is the best on Avocado and/or Hummus Toast. Yum!
      In another life I would be: living in Australia. I'm only 26, so who knows what the future holds!
      Reason why I love my job: I get to work with some amazing people who have grown to be great friends of mine. It’s an extremely supportive environment where we work hard but also have a lot of fun!

      Name: Tarah Decker
      Hometown: Louisville, KY
      Currently lives in: Louisville, KY
      Job responsibility: I wear a lot of different hats at Pappy & Company. I run fulfillment and all the re-ordering of our products. Most importantly, I manage our customer service. I love this part of my job because I get to meet and talk with so many amazing people from all over the place. It means so much to me that our customers are satisfied and heard. Chances are if you call us or email us you are talking to me!
      Favorite cocktail: Frozen watermelon mojito. I cut up and freeze watermelon, put it in a food processor with ice, and then add rum and muddled mint simple syrup and lime.
      Pappy & Company item I can’t live without: It’s a tie. Our new white stemless glasses are perfect for the pool or the beach and they do a great job of keeping my drink cold.  Also our kids tee shirts because they are super soft and adorable. They also are versatile for boys and girls. I have a 2 year old and he lives in them!
      Design inspiration: Kate Spade. Clean, classic, and fun.
      Most unique thing I put our syrup and hot sauce on: Syrup: my husband is a chef and makes a killer Pappy maple creme brûlée. Pepper sauce: nothing beats our pepper sauce on top of cold smoked oysters! Now I’m hungry.
      In another life I would be: I’m pretty obsessed with the life I have now. I have a wonderful husband and amazing son, great fiends and an interesting job. My family was even on Family Feud....  There’s not much I would change.
      Why I love my job: It is such a great work environment. It’s been amazing working with all woman. We all build each other up and it’s truly a team. It’s really inspiring. #Bossbabes