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, April 18, 2016

Prohibition on Facebook is a real thing!

Last call on Facebook!?? One of the worst kept secret's in the whiskey community is there are literally dozens of Facebook groups that post sales of bottles and create a secondary market. Today every Facebook Group that included the sale of bottles was terminated. Facebook terms of use regulate and state:
Pages promoting the private sale of regulated goods or services (including firearms, alcohol, tobacco, or adult products) must restrict access to a minimum age of 18.
Which is strange since it does not exactly state that it is illegal. So why did Facebook shut down all the groups of bottle selling? We may never know. Fortunately there are many other secondary markets always available to satisfy your Pappy Van Winkle desires.