Sunday, October 1, 2017

23 year old Pappy donated to Fountain Fest in Little Rock

Thanks to business owner John Crow featuerd on the right, a bottle of 23 year old PVW is being donated to the Fountain Fest at the Arkansas Arts Center.

Crow, a resident of North Little Rock's Argenta District, is a member and past chairman of the Argenta Downtown Council. And he's a member of the Arkansas Arts Center's Contemporaries, an affiliate-membership group of mostly young professionals who are enthusiastic about art and about supporting it. John Crow also is the owner of 107 Liquor in Sherwood.

It's a bottle of 23-year-reserve Pappy van Winkle Family Reserve, which Crow describes as "the oldest expression of the most sought-after bourbon in the world." They'll raffle it off, along with a Louis Vuitton purse worth more than $1,000, that evening. Raffle tickets are $10.

The bottle cost to a liquor store is about $250, but assuming you could find a bottle in a store, neither Crow nor Jansen would put a retail price on it.

The event begins October 19th at 5PM and tickets are $25. Call (501) 396-0337 or buy your raffle ticket at

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Bottle of Pappy Van Winkle up for grabs tonight in Birmingham, AL

Pro Hops Vino!, presented by ServisFirst Bank, will take place from 6- 9 p.m. on Thursday, September 21, at the Negro Southern League Museum. Tickets are $50 and are can be purchased at the BBVLP office at 2021 Second Avenue North or online at

Up for auction will be wines, a bottle of Pappy Van Winkle, and dinners at Carrigan's Public House, Galley & Garden, Ocean, and Satterfield's. For another auction, Big Escambia Spirits donated their first bottle of the Dettling Bourbon-- the first bourbon ever legally distilled in Alabama.

The wine and beer tasting event is the third-annal fundraiser for the Birmingham Bar Volunteer Lawyers Program. The BBVLP is a organization that provides free legal services to over 2,700 low-income clients a year. More than 500 local attorneys donate their time to the program, which has received grants from the federal Legal Services Corporation.

The organization had also received the American Bar Association's Harrison Tweed Award, the highest civil justice award.

The event takes place tonight from 6:00 to 9:00 at 120 16th St S, Birmingham, AL 35233

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Curtsinger pleads guilty of stealing whisky

Back in August 2015 Gilbert "Toby"'Curtsinger was mentioned and now today Toby pleaded guilty to seven counts in Franklin Circuit Court on Wednesday. Those charges range from theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property to possession of drug paraphernalia.

Police say Curtsinger was the ringleader in a Pappy Van Winkle bourbon heist that garnered international coverage. Buffalo Trace Distillery reported someone stole multiple cases of its rare 20-year-old Pappy Van Winkle. Wild Turkey Distillery also reported cases of missing whisky.

The thefts, valuing in the tens of thousands of dollars, took place over a couple of months and both distilleries believed the heist was an inside job.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Bourbon For Booty in North Carolina!

Mark your calendars for Thursday September 14 at 7:00 PM because for $100 ($60 if you are a non-drinker) you get led through an evening of bourbon and whiskey tasting, along with light food pairings by chef Craig Barbour. If you’re really serious about bourbon, there are 20 $200 tickets that get you all of the above and a special tasting of 20-year-old Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve.

Location: Hart Witzen Gallery, 136 E. 36th Street, Charlotte, NC 28206

Tickets are limited and on sale now. More information:, or email Lueders,

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Buffalo Trace Distillery pushes forward with $200m expansion

Buffalo Trace Distillery is moving  ahead with a $200 million expansion announced last year.
The bourbon distillery near Frankfort is building new barrel warehouses and relocating its bottling operation to make room for more cookers and fermenters.  Two office buildings are also being converted back into warehouses that will hold a combined 200,000 barrels of aging whiskey to meet demand.

Construction is underway on new warehouses are being built on 200 acres of farmland the company purchased a few years ago. This is the first time since 1951 that the company has added warehouses. The first of the warehouses will be finished by the end of the year. It will hold more than 55,000 barrels of bourbon.  Plans call for new $7 million warehouses to be built every four months for the next several years.

The company is planning for the future by moving and expanding its bottling operation in the former Distribution Center by the end of 2018.  Production this summer is already running 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. But there is a still a shortage for Buffalo Trace's flagship bourbon.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Dalton & Wade opens in Minneapolis with Pappy

Dalton & Wade opened at 323 Washington Ave with a whisky selection of over 200, including some rare high-end varieties such as Buffalo Trace’s antique collection and Pappy Van Winkle’s 10-year and 12-year.

Just as important, though, the partners say, are quality finds at affordable prices. “Our goal is to find the best $10 bottle of whiskey out there and offer that,” Paul Abdo said.

The restaurant, covered in leather and wood, seats 110 with an additional 10 to 15 in a small lounge and a 22-seat bar. A patio will hold 50.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Twin Liquors has a raffle for Pappy going on in Austin TX

Still looking for that perfect Father’s Day gift?

Twin Liquors at the Hill Country Galleria may have it — if you’re willing to spend a couple hundred bucks, that is. The liquor store is raffling off the opportunity for one lucky customer to buy a bottle of PVW 23 year old for $295.

Be at the store address is 12528 Texas 71, Bee Cave, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. tomorrow (June 13) for the chance to win. 

The raffle is just in time for National Bourbon Day tomorrow, honoring America’s beloved native spirit.