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.

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

Thursday, April 28, 2016

130 Whiskeys?! Pappy included.

Rosebud American Kitchen located at 381 Summer Street (Davis Square) in Somerville, MA is holding a whiskey tasting tomorrow on Friday April 29th. The event starts at 4 PM and is to celebrate the launch of its own very whiskey club.

People with tickets can taste limited Kentucky bourbons that are hard to find anywhere else. You guessed it.. Pappy Van Winkle 20 year old will be available! In addition to Pappy EH Taylor, Seasoned Wood; Eagle Rare 17 Year Old, 90 Proof; George T. Stagg, 15 Year Old 138.2 Proof. Members of the club will have another 130 whiskeys on menu.
Tickets are available for $110 can be bought by calling 617-629-9500 /emailing

Monday, April 25, 2016

Rumours of Whiskey Shortage

Good whiskey takes time to age. Bourbon, for example, needs at least two years of barrel time before it can be labeled “straight Bourbon.” Most of my favorite Bourbons are aged considerably longer, often closer to six or eight years.

Producers like Buffalo Trace have attempted to manage expectations bout how much Bourbon may be forthcoming in the years ahead.

And in the cool, damp environs of Scotland, whiskies take even longer to mature. There’s a reason that most premium single malts are aged 12 or 18 years before you see them—many for much longer.

In the meantime, we’re quaffing whiskey at an impressive rate. According to the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS), both Bourbon and single-malt Scotch saw increased sales in 2015. Bourbon volume, along with Tennessee whiskey and rye, is up 5.2%, while single-malt Scotch surged 13%.

The bottom line: We’re not going to run out of whiskey. However, some limited-supply bottlings will be hard to come by while the good stuff ages quietly in warehouses. If all you drink is Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon and 50-year-old, single-malt Scotch, then by all means, panic.
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Thursday, April 21, 2016

More Stolen Pappy Van WInkle in Kentucky!

6 bottles of Pappy Van Winkle have been stolen in Louisville, Kentucky. Robbers attacked The Bourbon River Shack in the time dates of March 28th, 2016 - April 3, 2016. The River Shack is owned by William Hinkebein, the VP of marketing for American Beverage Marketers.

Please contact the Louisville Kentucky Metro Police Department (LMPD) at +1-502-574-7762 and refer to case number 8016028177. A reward is being offered.

Monday, March 7, 2016

2016 Savor the Legends Event

Hartford , CT -- this is your 30 day notice! All bourbon and whisky drinkers have the opportunity to taste Pappy Van Winkle. On Thursday April 7 at the Connecticut Convention Center, an event titled Savor the Legends, will feature many of the world's favorite whiskeys including PVW. This is the second year of Savor which is a celebration of food wine and spirits presented by Foxwoods.

Celebrity chef Robert Irvine (as pictured) will be returning for a second year in the row.

The Pappy batches available will be 10 year, 12 year, 15 year, 20 year, and 23 year. Each ticket is $125 which also includes other bourbon cocktails and a menu tailored around Kentucky's food favorites such as hot brown sandwidches. Event starts at 7:00 PM and more information can be found on

Thursday, February 25, 2016

World's Largest Whiskey Auction Coming March!

On March 10, 2016, the world's largest auction of Pappy Van Winkle Whiskey will be conducted, featuring over 100 bottles from the highly sought-after Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery.  Included will be over 40 lots of the prized 13, 15, 20 & 23 year old Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve whiskey as well as an exclusive Old Rip Van Winkle 23 year bottle of bourbon. This rare bourbon, which was distilled in 1986, was hand-selected by Julian & Preston Van Winkle.  It is sold with a beautiful Glencairn crystal decanter, glasses, leather lined presentation box and carries a presale estimate of $5,500 - $6,500.  Bottles from the Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery in this sale were assembled from across the United States.

In addition to large and growing national and international audiences, the auction house has earned the admiration of local wine connoisseurs by offering them the opportunity to acquire the kinds of scarce and highly sought-after bottles typically not seen outside of major metropolitan hubs like New York or Chicago.  According to the auction house's whisky & fine wine director, Mark Solomon, "Five years ago few collectors had heard of us.  But today we have a strong local following that has been championed by the nationally recognized wine & epicurean scene."

If you are interested in becoming a whisky or wine bidder or consignor,

Leland Little Auctions
620 Cornerstone Court
Hillsborough, NC  27278