It's July and that means it's time to start thinking about the Holy Grail of Bourbons --- Pappy Van Winkle.
In about 3 months -- when college football hits its stride, the stock market preps for a meltdown, and all the weird folks (you know the ones who proclaim Halloween their favorite holiday) start spending hours setting up their yards to scare little kids -- PVW will start to hit the shelves.… Read More
If you've never succeeded in your quest for the so-called Bourbon unicorn, Pappy Van Winkle, you may be tempted to believe that it's all just a dream.
So to debunk the myth that no "real person" ever finds Pappy Van Winkle and to encourage you to keep on with your quest, here are a few "Pappy Stories" --- real-life tales of people finding the barrel of bourbon buried at the end of the proverbial rainbow.
I share them verbatim, except for a few minor edits misspelled words, etc.… Read More
When I started this site months ago, I had a dream, albeit a humble one.
It wasn't to change the world, but rather to find a tasty corn elixir distilled in Kentucky named Pappy Van Winkle.
I had read an article about it, by a guy, a sportswriter, that was also a damned good bourbon storyteller.