Want to score a bottle of Old Rip Van Winkle bourbon billed as “extremely rare” and “once-in-a-lifetime”?
The only wrinkle: You’ll need about $1,800, and some luck.
Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control will open a lottery this week
for the chance to buy one of 10 bottles of the 25-year bourbon, the
fourth such lottery since 2016 to feature a product from the Van Winkle
Here’s how the ABC lottery works: First, submit your name and ABC store number on the state website. The lucky few will then be notified if the software program that picks
random entries chooses theirs, and will be allowed to buy a bottle. Each
retails for $1,799.99.
State officials periodically run such lotteries for highly sought-after liquors.
You can enter at https://www.abc.virginia.gov/products/limited-availability