Pappy Van Winkle
For those that know, I need not say more. For those that don’t know, you need to come find out…..
Pappy Van Winkle the holy grail of bourbon
Quite possibly the world’s most sought after spirit. Those that don’t know should make a point to indulge, those who already know probably aren’t too happy that we are letting the secret out.
The bourbons that Julius Van Winkle III and his son Preston create are truly a labor of love. The family’s motto: “We make fine bourbon. At a profit if we can, at a loss if we must. But always, fine bourbon.” These are strong words when you consider the loss attributed to the angel’s share during the bottling of such selections as the Pappy Van Winkle 23 year. As much as seventy-five percent of the bourbon evaporates and is lost while the bourbon spends time in the barrel developing its signature sweet and spicy notes. Its safe to say that those are some lucky angels.
Brown spirit enthusiasts like us often make a mental note of establishments around the country that offer such rare items. So write it down, drop a pin in your Google maps, do whatever you have to, just make sure you indulge in some before its gone.
elements Pappy Van Winkle collection:
10 year 90 proof