…of Pappy Van Winkle’s Bourbon!
Yep, 65 cases of Pappy Van Winkle, one of the nation’s most expensive and sought-after bourbons, disappeared right from the distiller’s warehouse.
The Buffalo Trace Distillery has bottles of Pappy Van Winkle bourbon to look at, but not buy.
The release of small batches of Pappy Van Winkle to bars and retailers each autumn is tracked by connoisseurs who snatch it up as soon as it hits shelves. “We get phone calls from people asking, ‘Do you have Pappy in stock?’ ” said Bill Thomas, owner of the Jack Rose Dining Saloon in Washington, where a two-ounce shot of 20-year-old Pappy Van Winkle costs $65, and the even rarer 23-year-old is $75. “It’s the Christmas toy that’s been hot now for multiple Christmases.”
Here’s the full article at the NY Times.