Thursday, June 16, 2016

Pot Liquor CAS has a new name and serves Pappy!

In Las Vegas, Nevada and wanting to taste some Pappy Van Winkle? Pot Liquor CAS, now known as Pot Liquor Smokehouse Barbecue has recently revamped not only its name but its menu as well. "Using the word smokehouse in restaurant branding has become more common because people are more knowledgeable about what makes barbecue great," chef Bell says in a press statement. "If we add barbecue to our name, it ties it all together and reinforces what’s on the menu."

Make sure to hide some money away from the slot machines because the The Pappy Van Winkle 15 year old starts at $150 for a 1.5oz glass and the older PVW 20 year old is also available for $200 at a 1.5oz glass.

Pot Liquor Smokehouse BBQ is located at 6587 Las Vegas Blvd S. B-196, Las Vegas NV 89119 and the phone number is 702-816-4600.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Chicago whiskey fans, this is a must visit!

Are you wanting some Pappy Van Winkle in Chicago? Steadfast is coming to The Loop by the end of June with master chefs Chris Davies & Chris Texeira operating. Davies currently runs the kitchen at Homestead on The Roof which is anotehr Fifty/50 property.

Whiskey fans will be treated with Manhattans made with either Jim Beam from 1977 or Pappy Van Winkle 10-year bourbon. One of the highlights of Steadfast is its extensive spirits program focused on brown spirits, particularly antique and hard-to-find whiskeys. Among the twenty bottles on hand, all bottled between the 1930s and the 1970s, is an offering from Stitzel-Weller, known by bourbon connoisseurs as the first distillery owned and operated by Julian “Pappy” Van Winkle himself. “We’re looking not just for different distillers, but different time periods,” says Schiller, who has been hitting up auctions with Sas to find interesting bottles. The prices are not set in stone at the moment and instead will be determined by demand.

Steadfast will be located in the new Kimpton Gray hotel located at 39 S. LaSalle St. Chicago, IL 60603

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Buffalo Trace barrel-aged tequilas enter the UK market

Not quite Pappy Van Winkle.... but an allocation of 2 tequilas from the exclusive Expresiones del Corazón range have showed up in the United Kingdom. Using tequila made from 100% blue agave, the Casa San Matias Distillery in Mexico selects different bourbon barrels to give each Expresiones del Corazón a unique character.

Expresiones del Corazón Buffalo Trace Reposado Retails for: £85
5700 Bottles of this have been produced. Aged for 10.5 months in Buffalo Trace barrels, this tequila is dry and spicy, and has a real sense of the bourbon that used the cask, with undertones of caramel, vanilla and cinnamon.

Expresiones del Corazón Old Rip Van Winkle Anejo Retails for: £95
5370 Bottles of this have been produced. Aged for 23 months in Old Rip Van Winkle bourbon barrels, the result is a smooth integration of tequila and bourbon flavours with creamy notes of oak, almond and vanilla

Expresiones del Corazón Buffalo Trace Reposado & Expresiones del Corazón Old Rip Van Winkle Anejo are available on The Spirit Cellar

Yes. They are in stock and ready for ordering.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Example of the cost of the high cost for Pappy in bars

The Gamlin Whiskey House located at 326 North Euclid Avenue in St. Louis, MO currently has all the years available for tasting. It won't come cheap though. Rated the best bourbon whiskey in the world by many makes the cost per just a shot of Pappy Van Winkle incredibly high.

Management states it starts at $10 for a 1½ oz shot of the 10 year old rip van winkle. The oldest aged bourbon at 23 years old comes in at a whopping $85!

If you can afford a sample you better not delay. Supply is expected to sell out by the end of May says  Lucas Gamlin.With that kind of demand the price does seems justified.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Pappy Van Winkle Appears in Silicon Valley, again!

If you were watching the hit HBO television show, Siliccn Valley last night you may have caught the glimpse of Pappy Van Winkle cleverly being incorporated into the show. In Season 3, Episode 3, Pappy Van Winkle is shown which you can watch on YouTube.

“We’ve never paid anyone to mention our products and we’ve never given anyone live product,” says Preston Van Winkle, Julian’s son.

This is not the first time Old Pappy has made a guest appearance in Hollywood. Who remembers the movie, The Internship back in 2013 with Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn? There is a famous quote in the movie they talk about ordering Pappy an Winkle to celebrate a sale.

I'm so confident we'll close this, I'm ordering the Pappy Van Winkle.It's pricey, but I want to spiritually invest in our success. If you didn't order the Pappy, I'd send you back to the car.

The prized bourbon is featured in other television such as Justified, Crazy Stupid Love, and the CSI: Los Angeles.

Lastly in January 2014, the country super star Luke Bryan even  picked up a dog and named him Pappy according to a tweet of his.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Pappy Van Winkle Flight Night Event

If you are in Austin Texas put this one in your calendar ASAP. Especially if you have always wanted to taste some of the years of the most popular bourbon around and never could find a bottle. On May 2nd there will be 30 flights of PVW bourbon available. If you are not free on a Monday, the next day there will be 30 more flights available!

May 2: 
10 year Old Rip Van Winkle
12 year Van Winkle
13 year Van Winkle Rye
15 year Pappy Van Winkle

May 3rd

10 year Old Rip Van Winkle
12 year Van Winkle
13 year Van Winkle Rye
20 year Pappy Van Winkle

Event will be held at Easy Tiger located on 709 E 6th Street.

You can check out the Facebook event at