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

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

A Pappy Raffle in February!

13 Kroger stores in Kentucky will be auctioning off a dozen 10 year old & 12 year old Pappy bourbon bottles. They will select a winner on the day right before Valentine's Day. The best part is the bottles will be at the MSRP.

"We're going to do our best to make it fair, and employees are prohibited from entering. We just want it to be a fun contest for our associates and give them something they're kind of not expecting right now." McGurk said.

The locations will be at:


12501 Shelbyville Road, Middletown
291 N. Hubbards Lane, St. Matthews
1265 Goss Avenue, Louisville
12613 Taylorsville Road, Louisville
5949 Timber Ridge Drive, Prospect
309 Boone Station Road, Shelbyville
207 Towne Drive, Elizabethtownn
3049 Dolphin Drive, Elizabethtown
3650 Boston Road, Lexington
4750 Hartland Parkway, Lexington
3165 Beaumont Circle, Lexington
106 Marketplace Circle, Georgetown
1669 Bypass Highway 1958, Winchester


$51.99 for the 10 yr & $59.49 for the 12 yr bourbon.