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Pappy Van Winkle Virgin Tries 20 Year

I had my first taste of Pappy Van Winkle 20 year in 2012, at the ripe old age of 44. Christmas Eve to be exact. It was smooth, rich and delicious as expected. I even gave a taste to my wife, a wine drinker. She drank it neat and loved it. After a relaxing day (the first Christmas … Read morePappy Van Winkle Virgin Tries 20 Year

Winning the Pappy Van Winkle Lottery

I received the news about an hour after the Pappy Van Winkle’s bottles arrived at my local liquor store. It was a day or two before Thanksgiving. The email said the PVW was here and did I want 15 or 20 year? I thought for a moment and then called back as fast as I … Read moreWinning the Pappy Van Winkle Lottery

How I Met Pappy Van Winkle

I can hardly remember how or why I first discovered Pappy via Wright Thompson, but I do remember the first time I read Walker Percy’s essay on bourbon. Reading that essay, I decided I was a bourbon drinker, not rum, not vodka, not even gin or scotch, but bourbon. If it was good enough for … Read moreHow I Met Pappy Van Winkle