Where to Find Pappy Van Winkle – The List

Pappy Van Winkle(Last Update April 20, 2017)

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.

I already loved bourbon but had never met Pappy, but I did and liked him. At 12, he was exceptionally good, but at 20, taste-bud blowing.

Now, of course, Pappy is not a person, but a distilled bottle of sour mash that is harder to find then mermaids or gold at the end of the rainbow.

Beginner's Luck --- Finding Pappy Van Winkle

But somehow, I did find it two years in a row.

First Pappy Van Winkle 12 year which was smooth and next the 20 year...which was...well  let's just say I wish I had another bottle and leave it at that.

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No More Pappy

But alas, there were no more bottles of Pappy in the land until the next go round. Fall? November?

So I've given up. Not on Pappy. But on finding Pappy Van Winkle  in a bottle, at least at a liquor store in this great U.S. of A.

My New Dream

So here is my new dream and it's a bit more humble still.

I will pursue Pappy in the bars across the land or overseas. Wherever it may be found.

So if your favorite watering hole has it let me know. Or, if you like Wright Thompson -- the before-mentioned sportswriter/bourbon storyteller -- run across it in an airport, dive bar or high-class bourbon bar, please let me know and I'll add it to THE LIST.

So far I have sent a few tweets out and received a few locations.

Kentucky -- The Epicenter of the Bourbon Universe, BBall and My Fav Monk

Guess where? Of course, the land of Bourbon and Basketball. And my favorite monk.

Yes, I have a favorite monk. Thomas Merton who lived in a hermitage near Louisville and drank bourbon and beer and wrote some profound things until he got electrocuted by a fan in Bangkok.

The List

But anyway, back to THE LIST. If you can't have a bottle, you should at least, have a shot, a pour, or even a double if you have a nice, crisp benjamin (Franklin) on you.

So far THE LIST is very short (but growing):

1. The Husk - Charleston, SC

2. Bluegrass Tavern - Lexington, KY

3. Parlay Social - Lexington, KY

4. The Village Idiot - Lexington, KY

5. Henry Clay's Pub - Lexington, KY

6. Haymarket Whiskey Bar -Louisville, KY

7. Azur Restaurant and Patio - Lexington, Ky

8. The Aviary - Chicago, IL

9. Pappas Bros. Steakhouse - Dallas, TX

10. Pour Cafe and Wine Bar - Mt. Kisco, NY

11. Otto's - Covington, KY

12. Percy Street BBQ - Philadelphia, PA

13. The Crunkleton - Chapel Hill, NC

14. Palate - Millford, MI

15. Old Kentucky Bourbon Bar -Covington, KY

16. WiseGuy Lounge - Covington KY

17. Congress Street Social Club - Savannah, GA

18. Seven Grand in Downtown LA -  Los Angeles, CA

21. On The Rocks - New York, NY

22. Hardwater Bar on Pier 3 San Francisco - San Francisco, CA

23. Charr'd Bourbon Kitchen and Lounge - Louisville, KY

24. Noorman's Kil - Brooklyn, NY

25. The Rhino - Missoula, MT

26. Acacia - Pittsburgh, PA

27. Butcher & the Rye - Pittsburgh, PA

28. Red Fish Grill - New Orleans, LA

29. Stache - Ft. Lauderdale, FL

30. Luxbar - Chicago, IL

31. Jack Rose Dining Saloon - Washington, D.C.

32. Hotel at The Lafayette - Buffalo NY

33. The Silver Dollar - Louisville, KY

34. Gamlin Whiskey House - St. Louis, MO

35. McCormacks Whiskey Grill - Richmond, VA

36. Murphy's Irish Pub - Sonoma, CA

37. Social Southern Table & Bar - Lafayette, LA

38. The Hamilton Kitchen and Bar - Allentown, PA

39. Twisted Spoke -  Chicago, IL

40. Tate's - Dallas, TX

41. Lilly’s Bistro - Louisville, KY

42. Rickhouse - Bardstown, KY

43. Springhouse - Alexander City, AL

42. Rye on Market - Louisville, KY

43. Bourbon’s Bistro - Louisville, KY

44. Proof on Main St. - Louisville, KY

45. Doc Crow’s - Louisville, KY

46. Seviche a Latin Restaurant - Louisville, KY

47. Z’s Oyster Bar & Steakhouse - Louisville, KY

48. The Old Seelbach Bar - Louisville, KY

49. The Old Bourbon County Kitchen (OBC Kitchen) - Lexington, KY

50. Longman and Eagle - Chicago, IL.

51. Eddie V’s - Tampa, FL

52. Half Barrel - Knoxville TN

53. Spark’s Steak House - Manhattan, NY

54. Brick Alley Pub & Restaurant - Newport, RI

55. Bourbon - Columbia, SC

56. Barrelhouse Flat - Chicago, IL

57. Foxes Cigar Lounge - Gilbert, AZ

58. Brick Alley Pub & Restaurant - Newport, RI

59. Burgers & Lobster - London, UK
Where and How Much? - 29 Clarges St, London W1J 7EF, United Kingdom (near Greek Park Tube Station) Pappy 12, Pappy 13 Rye ($16 - 12 year, $19 - 13 year rye) per double shot glass
Where and How Much? Fifth Floor Harvey Nichols, 109 - 125 Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7RJ, United Kingdom Pappy 10, 12, 13 Rye, 15, 20  ($16 - 12 year, $19 - 13 year rye, $27 - 15 year, $48 - 20 year)  per double shot glass
Where and how much? 9 Stoney Ln, London E1 7BH, United Kingdom
Pappy 20 ($32) per double shot glass
62. Martin's Tavern - Washington, DC
"Currently we are carrying the 10 and 12 as well as Buffalo Trace Experimental Batch." - Cliff Brown

63. Black Fly - St Augustine, FL 

"10 and the 12 year bottles"

64. Morimoto - Napa, CA

 65. Parker Garage - Parker, CO

"They have the 12, 20 and 23"

66. Barrelhouse Flat - Chicago, IL

"Pappy 15-$29 glass"

67. Neat Kitchen + Bar - Westmont, IL

"Has all 6 Van Winkle marks. His place rocks! One of the best whiskey spots anywhere!"

68. Modis - Breckendridge, CO

69. J’s Liquors - Owensboro, KY

"They have every PVW year plus many other very rare bourbons at the cheapest prices I’ve ever found. Awesome place."

70. Park Hyatt NoMI Lounge - Chicago, IL

"Has a little 23 left for $110/pour, and I believe a younger also, but don’t recall price."

71. Bourbon & Branch. - San Franciso, CA.

"$95 a shot for the 23."

72. Big Jones Chicago - Chicago, IL

Stay updated on the Pappy List.

*Thanks to all those who sent locations. Keep them coming.

73. The W - Lee’s Summit, Missouri

74. The Laundry Room - Las Vegas, NV

75. John Howie Steakhouse - Bellevue, Washington

76. The Franklin Room - Chicago, IL

77. Wang’s Table - Haverhill, MA.

78. Outlook Inn - Louisville, KY

79. Prohibition Pig - Waterbury, VT

"12 year, $32 for 2oz and 15 year, $48 for 2oz."

80. Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club & Spa - Point Clear, AL

81. Stogeez Cigar Lounge - Sioux Falls, SD

10yr  $12, 12yr $15, 15yr $25, 20yr $35, 23yr $55

82. Whiskey Street - Salt Lake City, UT

83. Eureka - CA, TX, WA (various locations, may not all have Pappy) 

84. Chapter One – Santa Ana, CA

85. La Table - Houston, TX

86. Rainbow Lodge - Houston, TX

87. One Flew South - Atlanta,GA  

Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (E Concourse)

88. Justus Drugstore, Smithville, MO 

89. Midgley's Public House - Stockton, CA (Lincoln Center)

"They have the 12, 15 & 23 year. Great food and atmosphere too."

90. Basement Tavern - Santa Monica, CA

"I physically held the bottle. Asked how much for a shot? $150 for the 23-year."

91. Modis - Breckenridge, CO.

"They have Old Rip, 15 and I think 20 (if not 1 more). They even serve a Pappy 15 Old Fashion on the menu, but I’d rather have it without bitters, sugar and orange"

92. Bald Headed Bistro - Cleveland, TN 

93. Picasso's at the Bellagio - Las Vegas, NV

94. Ray's at Killer Creek - Alpharetta, GA

95. Ashton Cigar Bar – Philadelphia, PA

10,12,15,20, & 23

96. Oblix, The Shard - 31 St Thomas St, London, SE1 9RY

Prices per 50ml shot: 13 yr ($50), 15 yr ($57), 20 yr ($67), 23 yr ($116)

97. Delta Sky Club Lounges - Atlanta, GA (Airport)

98. Whiskey Down at MGM Grande - Las Vegas, NV

"had 3-4 bottles of Pappy including lot b but they also had a bottle of 17 yr old hand made Special Reserve barreled in 1974 bottled in 1994 101 proof"

99. The Federal Grill - Houston, TX

"10yr, 12yr, 15yr, 20yr and 23yr very reasonable!"

100. The Metropolitan Grille - Seattle, WA

"has 20 and 23 year old Pappy"

101. Japango - Boulder, CO

"a Japanese and Sushi restaurant in Boulder CO, we typically get a large allocation due to our relationship and volume with Buffalo Trace, and in general our reputation for our whiskey and bourbon selection. We had our own Weller barrel this past year, and we will have our own single barrel of both Eagle rare, and Buffalo Trace for 2017. We typically have all Pappy's throughout the year, as well as the complete antique collection. Largest Japanese whiskey selection in CO as well."

102. Barleymash - San Diego, CA

"They had a few options (this was a year ago this month) but I had the 12 at the time.”

103. 35 Steak House + Martini Bar at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino - Las Vegas, NV

104. The Collins Bar - Birmingham, AL

"has them all and going fast"

Just arrived in Door County! Mink River Basin (125+ whiskies!) in Ellison Bay, JJ’s in Sister Bay, Donny’s Glidden Lodge on the Lake just north of Sturgeon Bay. Cheers!

105. Mink River Basin - Ellison Bay, WI

106. JJs La Puerta - Sister Bay, WI

107. Donny’s Glidden Lodge - Sturgeon Bay, WI

108. Dead Rabbit - New York, NY.
109. Dram Bar - Brooklyn.
"We always have a good allocation of pappy every year. This year we have the ORVW10, 12 and 13yr rye, PVW15 and 20."
"Better belly burst than good liquor be lost."                                          -Jonathan Swift
110. Brasserie Saint James - Reno, NV and San Francisco, CA
"won 2014 Great American Beer Festivals best mid-size brewpub and Brewers in the nation, also offer a full tasting flight of all PVW at both places."
111. CWS - Lake Worth, FL
112. Swig & Swine - Charleston, SC
113. Jack Binion's Steakhouse - Tunica Resorts, MS
114. The Lobby Bar - The Ritz Carlton - Amelia Island, FL
"Family reserve 20.   1 bottle"
116.Cotton and Rye - Savannah, GA
"15 year 2 oz pour is $40
20 year 2 oz pour is $60"
117. The Haymaker - Phoenix, Az
"We have over 120 whiskeys at each location, including many Pappy’s.  In fact, I have backups of 10,12,15 and 20 year old Pappy’s as well."
118. Grind Burger Kitchen - Louisville, KY
"Pappy 10 and 12 year"
119. The Black Marlin - Tustin, California
"has the 10, 12, 15, 20 & the 23 year old Family Reserve."
120. Smoke - Plano, Tx (Dallas)
"had the 10 and 23"
121. North End BBQ and Moonshine - Indianapolis, IN

"has the 10 and 12 as of this evening."

122. GT Fish & Oyster - Chicago, IL

123. Kirby's Prime Steakhouse - Woodlands, TX

"has 10, 15 & 20 as of New Years Eve"

124. Mad Oak Bar 'n' Yard - Oakland, CA

"We have tons of Pappy on hand. 10yr, 12yr, 13yr, 15yr, 20yr & 23yr.

125. Emeril's Delmonico - New Orleans, LA

126. Prohibition Kitchen - St. Augustine, FL

"They have the 10, 12 and 15, starting at 20 a shot."

127. Joe's Stone Crab - Miami Beach, Florida

128. Maxie’s Southern Comfort - Milwaukee, WI

129. Jockey Silks Bourbon Bar - Galt House - Louisville, KY

130. Industry Public House - Pittsburgh, PA (near Pittsburgh International Airport)

"has Pappy 15 as of New Years Eve at $50 a pour"

131. The Reeds at Shelter Haven  - Stone Harbor, NJ

132. JW Marriott Hill Country Resort/Crooked Branch Bar  - San Antonio

"located downstairs from the lobby. Bring $$$ as 10 yr goes for $42 a shot and the 23yr is going to run about $250!!! The 10yr is seeing some love but the 23 is still sealed."

133. Kindred Fare - Geneva, New York

134. Cask & Ale - Madison, WI

"Old Van Winkle 10 & 12, Pappy's 15, 20, 23, and the Van Winkle rye."

135. Shellys Backroom Cigar Bar - Washington, DC

"Drank the last of the 12 yr and most of a brand new 10yr! No one thought much of it!! Only 16$ per shot of 10, and 23$ for 12!!!!"

136. Peacock Inn - Princeton, NJ

137.  The Observatory - Spokane, WA

"12 year $25,  23 year $75"

138. The Padre Hotel - Bakersfield, CA

139. Rumi’s Kitchen - Atlanta, GA

"has the 15, 20 and 23 yr"

140. Waterhouse Tavern - Chicago, IL

141. Bleau Bar Fontainebleau - Miami Beach, FL

"They had everything except the 15yr.  Also had Macallan 1960 and 1970."

142. The Cove - Memphis, TN

"has PVW 15, 20 & 23"

143. The Bull and Bear Steakhouse in the Waldorf Astoria - Orlando FL

"had Pappy 10, Pappy 12b, Pappy 15, Pappy 20, and Pappy 23. The Pappy 23 was a staggering $350 but they had it"

144. Union Lodge No. 1 - Denver, CO

"they’ll do half pours"

145. Datz - Tampa, FL

"a bottle of 10 year"

146. Julep - Kansas City, MO

"Has 12yr Lot B($15=1oz), 15yr($30=1oz), 20yr ($50=1oz), and 23yr($75=1oz).  Also has all of the BTAC."

147. Harry’s Country Club - Kansas City, MO

"Has ORVW($17=1oz), Lot B($35=1oz), 15yr($75=1oz), 20yr($150=1oz), 23yr($250=1oz).  Prices are a bit insane!"

148. Southside Smokehouse & Grille - Landrum, SC

"Has Van Winkle 10 and 12! Pappy 15 and 20! Over 100 Bourbons. Ryes. and American whiskeys! Many trophy Bourbons in the inventory!"

149. Comfort - Richmond, VA.

"20 Year - Good pour and price!"

15o. 82 Queen - Charleston, SC

"has 10yr Van Winkle"

151. Bowery Bay - Astoria, New York

PVW 23 Year - $145

152. Local Gastropub – Memphis, TN

"PVW 15, 20 & 23"

153. Dakota’s Steakhouse - Dallas

"has 12-year-old Pappy’s"

154. 20byNine – Martha’s Vineyard, MA

"Excellent bourbon selection including Old RVW 10, PVW 12, 15, 20 and 23."

155. Kreso's - Bardstown, KY

"In Bardstown Ky,  the bourbon capital of the world. There is a small restaurant Kreso's on 3rd Street. The Main strip of this tiny town I discovered a wonderful meal and a healthy shot of 23 yr old for $150."

156. Bub City- Chicago, IL

"has a ton of whiskey to try. I lost count. But they do have a reserve list. All prices are for a 2oz pour."

157. DISH - Dallas, TX

"had Pappy 10, 12, and 15. Two ounce pours for $32/$38/$56"

158. The Blackheart - Austin, TX

"has Pappy 10, 12, 20, 23, among many other rare finds. Pappy 10 was only $25 a pour"

159. Mes Que - Buffalo, NY

160. Mezza Restaurant and Lounge - Buffalo, NY

161. Bourbon and Burnz - Pawleys Island, SC

"has 10 12 20 and 23"

162. Bourbon Orleans Hotel, New Orleans, LA

"has it 12, 20, 23 year. Two ounce pours go for 'add a zero to the year.' "

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Chris Brantley

Stumbled across bourbon via Walker Percy. Like to read, write and drink bourbon. Also, I enjoy living on the coast, grilling steaks, eating seafood and listening to good music. Great song on Spotify, fine bourbon in the glass, and something interesting to think about = BLISS.

115 thoughts on “Where to Find Pappy Van Winkle – The List

  1. Whiskey in Durham, NC had the 20 year the last time I was there. Broke down and had to spend the $45 for my first taste.

    1. Pappy prices at http://www.pourmtkisco.com all 2oz pours


  2. I swear, I thought I saw it all when it came to Pappy Hipsters, but I found one today that refers to his Pappy bottles as “he.”

    Seriously, you are what is wrong with the industry. Julian VanWinkle, when asked about over the top whisky bloggers over hyping his product, wished for them to “get a life.” Please follow the advice.

  3. The Old Kentucky Bourbon Bar and also the WiseGuy Lounge (the upstairs bar of Goodfellas, a pizza joint), both in Covington, KY, usually have at least some of the Van Winkles.

  4. Bob’s Steak & Chophouse in Plano, TX.

    Frequently enjoy the 12 there…

    They have 10, 12, and 20….they had 23, but I drank the last one and they packed up the bottle for me.

  5. HardWater on Pier 3 in San Francisco has the entire line of Van Winkle. The 10, 12, 15, and 20 yr are sold in a flight, the rye and 23 yr can be added onto it.

  6. Noorman’s Kil in Brooklyn, NY has the 20 year, they had the 23 year on the menu online but it wasn’t available when I was there.

    1. To my knowledge, Missoula hasn’t received any so far in 2014. I’ve been looking, believe me. I think the expectation is Missoula will soon. My guess is The Rhino will carry it again if they can.

  7. There is this shop my friend told me about called Aries wine and spirits in White Plains New York doing a promotion where every $100 worth of merchandise will get you a chance to be able to purchase a bottle of pappy 15 year

  8. We have The line at Stache, 1920’s Drinking Den and Coffee Bar in Fort lauderdale. We serve the 10 & 12 old rip. We have a grand tasting March 11th of the full line with the Capital Grille. Not to mention our private Buffalo Trace Barrel and the rest of the sazerac line

  9. Lafayette Hotel, Buffalo NY – 12 and 15 year!!!! I just went bat sh*t and ordered 3 of each. $22 and $35 respectively.

  10. Social Southern Table & Bar, Lafayette, LA (coincidentally, rated one of the Top 10 Bourbon Bars in the South by The Bourbon Review Magazine) – the lineup:
    Van Winkle 10yr. 107 proof $18
    Van Winkle 12yr. 90.4 proof $25
    Van Winkle 13yr Rye. 95.6 proof $35
    Van Winkle 15yr. 107 proof $35
    Van Winkle 20yr. 90.4 proof $45
    Van Winkle 23yr. 95.6 proof $75

  11. The Twisted Spoke in Chicago has Pappy. They are located in the corner of Grand and Ogden. They usually all the Pappy offerings.

  12. There are several places in Louisville that carry them all when available:
    Rye on Market
    Bourbon’s Bistro
    Proof on Main St.
    Doc Crow’s
    Seviche a Latin Restaurant
    Z’s Oyster Bar & Steakhouse
    The Old Seelbach Bar
    That’s just to name a few. I know there are others around Louisville.

    On another note, one of my favorite places in KY to get a flight of bourbon is the Old Owl Tavern at the Beaumont Inn in Harrodsburg, KY. I’ve included a link to their list:



  13. I’ve had 12 and 20 at Longman and Eagle in Chicago, IL. Place has a rotating menu, which is top-notch, and one of the best whiskey selections in the city.

  14. Bourbon in Columbia, SC has a huge bourbon collection consisting of:
    Eagle 17
    William Larue Weller
    Thomas H. Handy
    Sazerac 18 (usually)
    George T Stagg (usually)
    Jeffersons 25 year
    And yes they do a pappy flight for $120, but it’s 1/2 oz pours and I believe it’s only 4 of them. They do have what looks to be about 50+ high end bourbons on the list. Dispite the high prices on bourbon their food is super inexpensive and trendy farm to table with a Cajun/Creole focus. I was in the yesterday so the bourbons should be current.

  15. Last week I was staying in Newport, Rhode Island and stumbled upon a Pappy gold mine! If you’re looking for a taste of Pappy for UNDER $10, check out Brick Alley Pub & Restaurant. They have every product (while it lasts) except for the Family Reserve Rye. I ordered the 10 year for $9.50

  16. I randomly walked in a liquor store in Yonkers and said that I had a really dumb question for the kid behind the counter. I said do you have any Pappy? He replied calmly, Why Yes! He had 12, 15, and 20. Sadly I could only get him down to about $630 for the 12, so I bought some Hibiki 17. I have someone supposedly getting me a 12 for 450. Can’t believe they had it though.

  17. Park Hyatt NoMI lounge downtown Chicago has a little 23 left for $110/pour, and I believe a younger also, but don’t recall price.

    Room service bottle of Beefeater for $165/bottle 😂

  18. The Laundry Room in Las Vegas, NV
    They had several vintages last time I was there a little over a year ago.

  19. The bar at One Flew South at the E Concourse in Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, vintage unknown. But it’s definitely Pappy.

  20. Migley’s Public House in Stockton Ca’s Lincoln Center. They have the 12, 15 & 23 year. Great food and atmosphere too.

  21. Basement Bar in the Victorian in Santa Monica, CA. I physically held the bottle. Asked how much for a shot? $150 for the 23-year.

  22. Found a UK (London) location…

    Oblix, The Shard, 31 St Thomas St, London, SE1 9RY

    Prices per 50ml shot: 13 yr ($50), 15 yr ($57), 20 yr ($67), 23 yr ($116)

  23. Great place in Houston TX is
    The Federal Grill 510 Shepherd Dr
    Houston, TX 77007
    10yr,12yr,15yr,20yr and 23yr very reasonable!

  24. Since I now have a bottle of 13 Rye (£420), 15 (£395) and 20 (£610) for myself, I will share that Public House on Mitre Street in London has 12 (£12), 13 (£14), 15 (£17), 20 (£26) & 23 (£37) all prices are for 25ml measures. Sorry I drank all the 10 year they had which was £9.

    Am sure you are aware but 13 rye cost me more than 15 as it will be discontinued next year until next batch is ready a few years down the line.

  25. Does anyone know where I can get any empty pappy bottles? I make lamps and my ultimate lamp would be the entire collection but having a very difficult time even getting one.

  26. I won a local lottery for the chance to buy Pappy 20yr. Will pick up the bottle tomorrow. It’s been 35 years since I owned a bottle, and I am quite stoked about this one! The big question will be, how long can hold off before cracking the seal?

  27. Industry Public House at The Pointe in Robinson, Pittsburgh, PA (near Pittsburgh International Airport) has Pappy 15 as of New Years Eve at $50 a pour.

  28. I’ve found a few liquor stores here in NorCal that have ORVW and Van Winkle 12 (Lot B)–and they have a lot of it. One in particular has six bottles in their locked glass case. The trick is that they’ve priced the ORVW at $399, and the Van Winkle 12 at $599. I’ve talked to the clerks about it, and this is how they get them: the owner of the store owns 12 liquor stores in the area. He sells tons of Buffalo Trace product, and as a reward, he gets larger BTAC allocations. So he funnels all of the Pappy and the “lesser Pappys” to one store. I asked about Pappy 15, and they said they could get me a bottle–for $1000. I don’t know about this. I hate liquor stores that gouge the customers, but the owner clearly sees his gouging as his reward for moving tons of Buffalo Trace. What I like on this website is reading about people who get PVW at real prices, not rip-off prices. Those bottles are sitting in the case because no-one wants to spend $600 for a Lot B–right?

  29. I was in Austin this weekend at The Blackheart has Pappy 10, 12, 20, 23, among many other rare finds. Pappy 10 was only $25 a pour.

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