Where to buy Pappy

Buying Pappy In Person

This will require a little bit of luck but can be done with patience. The best time to try is through September to November as Pappy Van Winkle is released once a year in the fall in a very limited allocation to stores world wide. If you live in the United States, preferably outside of a big city, you will have the most luck at scoring a bottle for retail price.

  • Call all the liquor stores in the area. Ask them if they have any Pappy, when they think they may get any in, and what their policy is regarding a waiting list. Some chain alcohol stores are first come, first serve. Others, will have a waiting list. Some even hold a raffle or allocate the bottles to their Very Important Customers. Get your name on as many as waiting lists as possible to increase your chances.
  • Check Craigslist. You can often buy a bottle on here but will be paying very high prices. eBay does not allow alcohol sales so do not buy anything off there as it is a scam or an empty bottle!
  • You can start with the Vendor List on the Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery website to find authorized dealers in your area but remember many stores will carry Pappy and not be listed on there.

2017 Pappy Van Winkle Released In Stock

The 2017 PVW has been released and has started showing up in stores nationwide. As of November 1, 2017 users in North Carolina, Kentucky, and Washington D.C have all spotted Pappy Van Winkle in stock. More states are showing up by the day.

Websites that have Pappy for sale online

As you will find out quickly, many websites that sell ORVW or PVW are quickly to display "Out of Stock" or "Backordered". Some retailers may still have Pappy Van Winkle for sale at higher prices than the suggested MSRP while others may stagger the release through out the year to ensure repeat customers get a chance at tasting the rare bourbon. You may also order from individuals on a secondary market -- but these bottles purchased from an individual can range from $300 for 10 year Old Rip Van Winkle to $1500 for 23 Year Old Pappy Van Winkle!

https://acespirits.com 

http://danmurphys.com.au

https://liquors.world

http://fidiwine.com/

https://liquorbarn.com

  https://qualityliquorstore.com  


https://ebay.com

https://pappyco.com


Sell your Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon

Congratulations if you own some! You are one of the lucky few and fortunately for you it has been a constant sellers market for any BTAC (Buffalo Trace Antique Collection), Old Rip Van Winkle or Pappy Van Winkle bottles. If you are not a bourbon drinker or for some reason have a surplus, you will not have a problem with selling. The easiest method would be online listing such as Craigslist, bourbon forums, the comments below, joining Facebook groups, or just gifting it to a friend who may never get a chance to taste it in their life.

Some websites are set up and advertise that they will purchase your Pappy Van Winkle for top dollar. Some of them include iBuyPappy.com, Whiskey-Buyers.com, and SellCellar.com.

WARNING:  It can be illegal to sell without a liquor license. Recently some states have begun cracking down on sellers who list alcohol on Craigslist (especially Pappy Van Winkle) and undercover sting operations have made headline news of arrests, fines, and seizures.


Do you have any other suggestions? Please leave them in the comments!

36 comments:

  1. Hi there. As an owner and co-administrator of LiquorList.com, I just wanted to thank you for the shout-out! One good note on the after-market price of Pappy is that we have seen the price slowly ease down over the past couple years from a high of about $2500 for 23 year to around $1500 today. And if one checks back often they can get lucky and find a bottle closer to the $1K price point. Thanks again for the mention. Cheers! Danial

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  2. I have a bottle of pappy for sale in WI. 20 year 262-751-1715

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    1. email me, I'd be interested in buying: legitcraftbeer@gmail.com

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  3. Every recent year liquor stores was able to allocate fair quantity of Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon to sell on-line and satisfy the wishes of at least some their remote consumers. Unfortunately it may not happen this year, since UPS and FedEx despite the State and Federal laws, using monopoly power, unreasonably refuse to provide service and deliver your bottle of Pappy to your door. Feel free to be discriminated.

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  4. I have pappy 10 old rip van winkle for sale.

    duck24@tds.net

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  5. I'm interested in buying some Pappy.

    Richard.Hirayasu@gmail.com

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  6. I have a 12 year winkle for sale.
    Phideaux@hotmail.com

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  7. I am interested in buying some Pappy. Email me at loriman@yahoo.com

    Thanks!

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  8. I am interested in buying some Pappy. Email me directly at LORIMAN@yahoo.com

    Cheers!

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  9. I have one bottle of 23 yr. For sale
    Feel free to call. (217) 549-2601. Serious inquiries only ! $1999.00

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  10. I've found this store always has it in stock http://fidiwine.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=pappy

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  11. I have 1 bottle of 20 year, 2015 vintage, that I would like to sell. Email with any interest - Thanks!
    vr2004@yahoo.com

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  12. I have a 15 and 20 yr from the current release available. Email cork.dork@aol.com with offers

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  13. I'm interested in a 10 or 12 year.

    ditarnow@gmail.com

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  14. I have a bottle of 20 year available. (Released in 2016) Asking $1500. That includes free shipping. E-mail writemisty@bellsouth.net with any questions.

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  15. I'm looking for a btl of 12 year old for my father pease call Robert 406-539-5836

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  16. Looking for pappy 20. email richfal@yahoo.com

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  18. 20 year Pappy Van Winkle (2016) available for $1450. Comes with velvet bag and hangtag. email at iriondoh@cox.net

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  19. Looking for pappy 12 yr. 859-322-1481

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  20. Interested in buying Pappy- any vintage. jakeandscooby@gmail.com

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  21. I am interested in 10, 12 and rye. Noomania2015@gmail.com

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  22. Looking to buy a bottle of Pappy in Hollywood - I am a tourist from South Africa and happy to pay between USD250-350

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  23. Good afternoon y'all! My non-profit organization Bourbon and Bowties in Longview, Tx was fortunate enough to acquire a 1980 O.F.C. original bottle worth $10,000 from Buffalo Trace themselves. They only made 100 of these bad boys and we are raffling it off to raise money for our local children's museum in town. If interested look us up on Facebook and reach out! Many blessings!

    Tyler.hudson@sbcglobal.net

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  24. hiya.

    I have 10 and 12 year for sale, based in London UK email me at hitpedro@gmail.com

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  25. I am selling my very collectible bottle of Pappy Van Winkle's Family Reserve 20 years old. This bottle was purchased on November 6, 2014. It has tag and velvet bag too. Email me at dastarz99@gmail.com ($2,000/obo)

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  26. Have a bottle of 20 year pappy van winkle for sale. Bottled in 2013 and has been stored in climate controlled environment. $1800. Please email zenithsports1@yahoo.com

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  27. 10y + 12y 4 sale
    located france
    gregmerlier.gm@gmail.com

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  28. I have a 12 year for sale
    br_caling@yahoo.com

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  29. i have three bottles of 20 yr pappy for sale, nefedakee@aol.com

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  30. I have a 10 year, 12 year, 13 year, 15 year, 20 year if interested livingonanisland@gmail.com all purchased in 2012 and 2013.

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  31. Interested in your pappy Vanwinkle for sale email me back at Lori 34@ OPTV online.net or 845-313-5657 thank you

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  32. i was fortunate enoughs to order a bottle online last year for around detail price. any suggestions for 2017??

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  33. You should add https://liquors.world to the list I had great success. Not risking to sell any this year be careful on craigslist!

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