Meet Our Founders

Bill

William “Bill” Poffenbarger was born and raised in Woodsboro, MD. Graduating from University of Oklahoma, he obtained a degree in Aviation. After graduating, he came back to his hometown to raise his family and opened a successful mortgage company for the past 16 years. Today Bill continues his role as the CEO of Mlend mortgage company while pursuing his love for distilling which started years ago with a small 10 gallon still which was custom made for Bill. In 2018, Fordham Lee Distillery was founded.


Bruce

Bruce Edward Jett was born in Wheeling, WV and raised in Woodsboro, MD. After serving in the US Army with the 4th Infantry Division, he came back to his hometown to raise his family and opened a successful used car dealership for the past 23 years. Today Bruce continues his role as owner for his business while pursuing his passion for the tasting of bourbons and whiskey’s. After years of tastings in distilleries stateside and overseas Bruce will be the first to tell you that he has never tasted a product finer than the bourbons being aged by the Fordham Lee Distillery.