Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Buffalo Trace barrel-aged tequilas enter the UK market

Not quite Pappy Van Winkle.... but an allocation of 2 tequilas from the exclusive Expresiones del Corazón range have showed up in the United Kingdom. Using tequila made from 100% blue agave, the Casa San Matias Distillery in Mexico selects different bourbon barrels to give each Expresiones del Corazón a unique character.

Expresiones del Corazón Buffalo Trace Reposado Retails for: £85
5700 Bottles of this have been produced. Aged for 10.5 months in Buffalo Trace barrels, this tequila is dry and spicy, and has a real sense of the bourbon that used the cask, with undertones of caramel, vanilla and cinnamon.

Expresiones del Corazón Old Rip Van Winkle Anejo Retails for: £95
5370 Bottles of this have been produced. Aged for 23 months in Old Rip Van Winkle bourbon barrels, the result is a smooth integration of tequila and bourbon flavours with creamy notes of oak, almond and vanilla

Expresiones del Corazón Buffalo Trace Reposado & Expresiones del Corazón Old Rip Van Winkle Anejo are available on The Spirit Cellar

Yes. They are in stock and ready for ordering.

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.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Pappy Van Winkle Appears in Silicon Valley, again!

If you were watching the hit HBO television show, Siliccn Valley last night you may have caught the glimpse of Pappy Van Winkle cleverly being incorporated into the show. In Season 3, Episode 3, Pappy Van Winkle is shown which you can watch on YouTube.

“We’ve never paid anyone to mention our products and we’ve never given anyone live product,” says Preston Van Winkle, Julian’s son.

This is not the first time Old Pappy has made a guest appearance in Hollywood. Who remembers the movie, The Internship back in 2013 with Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn? There is a famous quote in the movie they talk about ordering Pappy an Winkle to celebrate a sale.

I'm so confident we'll close this, I'm ordering the Pappy Van Winkle.It's pricey, but I want to spiritually invest in our success. If you didn't order the Pappy, I'd send you back to the car.

The prized bourbon is featured in other television such as Justified, Crazy Stupid Love, and the CSI: Los Angeles.

Lastly in January 2014, the country super star Luke Bryan even  picked up a dog and named him Pappy according to a tweet of his.