Friday, July 15, 2016

Pray to end violence. Food for thought today


With recent tragedies occurring over in the United States this is a good reminder that firearms are much easier then buying some bourbon. Esepcially Pappy Van Winkle. Guns are very cheap & abundant which can be purchased in just minutes with no background check or age verification when buying from private sellers. Bourbon on the other hand, especially Pappy Van Winkle is very regulated and can only be found in small quantities.

Buying Pappy Van Winkle is harder than buying a firearm.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Live in Houston TX and going out this weekend?

It is the annual release of the coveted Pappy Van Winkle and Buffalo Trace Antique Collection. High-end pours available will include the 15, 20 and 23 year Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve. First come, first served while supplies last. Second, to combat Houston’s hot weather, Reserve 101 is bringing back their popular push pops in salted caramel bacon bourbon and possibly scotch-colada, too.

High End Whiskey at Reserve 101, Location: 1201 Carolin
Yelp: http://www.yelp.com/biz/reserve-101-houston

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.