Friday, December 16, 2016

This is rare: Taste Pappy Van Winkle at cost

Eight Row Flint announced that it will buck the tradition of charging astronomical prices for Pappy pours and instead — for one night-only — sell its entire allocation to patrons at-cost.

That doesn’t mean the brown booze comes cheap. Prices will range between $4.47 for a 1.5-ounce pour of Old Rip Van Winkle 10 year to $28.50 for a 1.5-ounce glass of Pappy 23. The event also comes with a few ground rules and stipulations that will be strictly enforced to ensure as many people as possible get a taste.

  • The first 100 customers through the door will receive a wrist band and a number guaranteeing them a 1.5-ounce tasting.
  • Only one serving is allowed per-person.
  • No one can purchase the Pappy for someone else.
Customers can also expect additional bar specials to round off the night of rare booze. The event kicks off December 26 at 5:30 p.m.

Eight Row Flint's address: 1039 Yale St, Houston, TX 77008

Friday, December 9, 2016

Kroger Wine And Spirits Pappy Lottery

More than 250 Kroger customers across the Bluegrass will win the chance to purchase a rare bottle of Pappy Van Winkle.

With each Kroger location's inventory of Pappy is slightly different, all stores have at least three bottles and some have up to 12. Varieties will also differ.

A lottery will determine who will be allowed to purchase a bottle of the rare bourbon. The raffle will happen Saturday Dec 10, 2016 at 7 p.m.

In the Lexington area the following Krogers are participating:
4101 Tates Creek Road, Lexington, Ky. 
3650 Boston Road, Lexington, Ky.
1669 Bypass Highway, Winchester, Ky
886 Richmond Plaza, Richmond, Ky.
808 Indian Mound Drive, Mount Sterling, Ky.
4750 Hartland Parkway, Lexington, Ky.
1060 Chinoe Road, Lexington, Ky.
3165 Beaumont Centre, Lexington, Ky.
1604 Leestown Road, Lexington, Ky.
328 Kroger Way, Versailles, Ky.
106 Marketplace Circle, Georgetown, Ky.
722 Euclid Avenue, Lexington, Ky.

Virginia ABC received 25k entries in Pappy Van Winkle lottery

For the first time ever, Virginians who want to get their hands on a coveted bottle of Pappy Van Winkle — that celebrated and award-winning Kentucky bourbon — have an equal opportunity chance.

This is the first year that the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control rolled out a lottery system for the three Pappy products the department got in stock this year.

The first Pappy lottery was for the Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve 15-Year Bourbon. There were 25,659 entries during the 48-hour lottery last week for the 96 bottles Virginia ABC has in stock this year.

Virginia ABC will review the entries to ensure they’re all in-state and delete any duplicates and/or out-of-state submissions. The winners must produce a valid Virginia driver’s license to buy the product.