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A Guy Who Knows Bourbon Talks Pappy Van Winkle

I’m often asked who my favorite bourbon writer is. No. That’s actually BS. No one has ever asked me that. But if they did I’d tell them this guy — Chuck Cowdery. Now I am not saying my favorite bourbon storyteller. That would be Wright Thompson and this would be one of my favorite bourbon … Read more

First Pappy Van Winkle Sighting – North Dakota

            Bourbonr.com reports Pappy has finally appeared in North Dakota “North Dakota becomes the first state to receive Pappy…I’d expect several other states to release over the next 4-5 days” – Blake @bourbonr.com Check out Pappy Release Map Also interesting discussion on Pappy and Florida on Old Rip Van Winkle … Read more

Old Rip Van Winkle – A Story of Another Van Winkle

Rip Van Winkle left his nagging wife, drank moonshine, and slept for at least 20 years. When he woke up, the world had changed. If he were to wake up today, he would find that a “left-for-dead” spirit, bourbon, is taking the world by storm and  his namesake distillery,  Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery produces some … Read more