Monday, October 24, 2016

2016 Pappy Van Winkle is officially released and spotted!

As  of October 24, 2016 has confirmed, the fall batch of 2016 PVW and ORVW is hitting stores. The first two states who were lucky enough to see the world-prized Old Rip Van Winkle & Pappy Van Winkle bourbon are North Carolina and Wisconsin just a few days ago.

Please drop me a note if you find it in any stores near you and do stay tuned for more updates and news!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Julie Curtsinger, wife of Pappy-theft ringleader takes plea deal

Back when I relaunched this blog last September I reported on the massive $100,000 Pappy Van Winkle theft that took place. A year later the court systems are still working and Julie Curtsinger, the wife of Gilbert “Toby” Curtsinger has taken an Alfred plea to possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance (anabolic steroid). The original felony counts punishable by up to five years in prison were reduced to misdemeanors in the plea agreement. The recommendation will be 1 year in jail.

Her husbands case is still on going and the recovered Pappy Van Winkle bottles were ordered to be destroyed.

Monday, October 10, 2016

New Hampshire Liquor Commission hosts large tasting event

The Distiller’s Showcase is back for thhe fourth year! In case you did not know it hosts and makes more than 400 premium and ultra-premium spirits available for tasting every year.  If that is not enough reason to attend, patrons this year will be able to bid on 3 bottles of the 23 year old Pappy Van Winkle bourbon which can be near impossible to find online or in stores. If you are going to pay more than retail price what a great justification as the proceeds benefit The Animal Rescue League of New Hampshire.

Tickets cost $60 each and can be purchased online by visiting The event will take place from 6:00 to 8:30 PM at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester, NH in one month on November 10, 2016.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Top Fall Bourbon Releases Coming Soon To Stores!

It's October and it is bourbon month!

Here is the top brands coming this fall for 2016 that you should be looking for and adding to your whiskey collection.

  • Buffalo Trace Antique Collection
  • Four Roses Small Batch Bourbon 2016
  • Heaven Hill
  • Old Forester
  • Willett
  • Woodford Reserve
  • Jack Daniel’s 150th Anniversary Edition
  • Rebel Yell 10 Year Old Single Barrel Bourbon
  • Pappy Van Winkle Collection from any 10, 12, 15, 20, or 23 year. Anything that you can get your hands on!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

$15 Old Rip Van Winkle at Vince Young Steakhouse

If you live in Austin Texas or are visiting the area you may want to check out The Vince Young Steakhouse. This steakhouse features many bourbons their beloved menu including Maker's Mark, Blanton's, Old Forester, Herman Marshall, Garrison Brothers, Buffalo Trace, Four Roses, and last but most important - Pappy Van Winkle!

Since locating a bottle is always difficult the best chance of tasting the beloved bourbon is to visit a local restaurant or bar. The Old Rip Van Winkle 10 Year is the most common which makes it the cheapest at Vince Young starting at $15 for a glass (which is money well spent!)

Vince Young Steakhouse is located at 301 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78701 and the phone number is (512) 457-8325 to call to ensure availability.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Taste Pappy in Baltimore with a visit to Loch Bar

As reported from The Baltimore Sun, Loch Bar takes whiskey seriously. It started with 300 products and is now approaching 500, said Joe Sweeney, director of marketing for Atlas. Loch Bar has the familiar titles such as bourbon, scotch and rye, along with harder-to-find Japanese whiskeys.

It also has five versions of the elusive Pappy Van Winkle bourbon, from the 10-year ($55 per 1.5 ounces) to the 23 ($125).

Loch Bar, located in the Four Seasons Hotel and was opened in April 2016. The address is 240 International Drive, Baltimore, MD 21202

Friday, September 9, 2016

Aaron Paul loves Pappy Van Winkle

Collider recently interviewed actor Aaron Paul from his newest movie flick The 9th Life of Louis Drax. Paul became famous for starring in the AMC television show Breaking Bad. You can find the entire interview video located at which he talked about memorable moments from filming, his karaoke song, getting to be part of such great projects the last few years, his love of Pappy Van Winkle bourbon, and more.