Congrats to Thomas Twiford who won the bottle of Van Winkle Special Reserve 12 Year in July. Visit our Facebook Page to watch the Live Video. https://www.facebook.com/pursuitofpappy.
In August, we'll give away a bottle of Pappy Van Winkle's Family Reserve 15 Year Bourbon. All Premium Members who joined before August 1 will receive a coupon code for 15 FREE entries by Tuesday, August 18. (If you joined during a special promo you'll also get the other entries you qualified for on Friday, August 21.)
As a reminder the first month you join your entries are automatically entered after that you need to use the coupon codes to get your extra chances. Directions will be included in the email you get with the code.
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Other Pappy Giveaways:
Win a Signed Bottle of Old Rip Van Winkle 10-Year*
Pappy and Company Old Fashioned Cocktail Mix + Bourbon Sweepstakes Starts Now! - Pappy And Company
Win a rare 23 year old bottle of Pappy Van Winkle’s bourbon! - Arkansas Residents Only
Pappy in the News:
Bars are fighting to stay in compliance with their states’ changing regulations
Over the years as a leading mixologist in Dallas’s bar and restaurant scene, Eddie “Lucky” Campbell has been able to put together a pretty outstanding private collection of rare whiskey, including all of the rare Pappy Van Winkle bourbons. One 23-year-old bottle of Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve can sell for as much as $3,000, and Campbell sold all of them at half price to collect as much money as he could for his family and the three bars and restaurants he co-owns.
This Bourbon Was Just Named The Best Value In All Of Whiskey—Get It While You Still Can
As reported earlier in the week, the Ultimate Spirits Competition just published its annual list of top-scoring entries. The winners are divided across 15 different categories of liquor, everything from baijiu to brandy; all evaluated on a scale of 1-100. But in addition to the esteemed ‘Chairman’s Trophy’—bestowed upon the highest scores in each classification—USC recognizes another distinction based upon ‘Great Value’. As you might have surmised, it indicates products with the most favorable relationship between price and final ratings.
After sipping through literally hundreds of whiskies, a panel of 16 judges (comprised of some of the most renowned names in the industry) placed Stagg Jr.at the top of that particular list. The straight bourbon out of Frankfort, Kentucky received an extraordinary mark of 98 for its pound cake and maple cream bouquet, weighty, spiced palate, and smoky, dark chocolate-drenched finish.
Buffalo Trace Has Big Updates on Some of Our Favorite Allocated Bourbons
If you’ve ever gone hunting for a Stagg Jr. or a Weller 107 and struck out, we feel your pain. Buffalo Trace puts out some of the most popular bourbons in the world, and unfortunately, there just aren’t enough to go around. When you consider the time bourbon spends in the barrel after it comes off the still, you can understand the lag in supply compared to demand. By the time a distillery realizes that people wanted more, they’re already 6-10 years behind. Gone are the days when Blanton’s horses lined the shelves – now, its bourbon fans lining up for just a chance at a bottle.
But over the past few years, Buffalo Trace has been hard at work to fix that in the form of a $1.2 billion expansion, spanning every part of production. In the past year alone, they’ve erected three new warehouses and begun to fill them with barrels, joining the four new now-full warehouses from last year. Another three are already on the way, each holding 58,800 barrels and costing $7 million to construct and $21 million to fill.
“Allocations of favorite brands like Eagle Rare, Weller, Blanton’s and E.H. Taylor are increasing faster with each passing year and at the same time Buffalo Trace has been able to unveil several new whiskeys, such as Weller Full Proof and Weller Single Barrel, Double Eagle Very Rare, Blanton’s Gold in the United States, Old Charter Oak, and several others,” reads a press release from the distillery earlier today.
The Fight For Bottled-In-Bond
The Bottled-in-Bond Act of 1897 was the result of a struggle between straight whiskey producers and rectifiers, who purchased bulk whiskey and/or neutral spirits to make whiskey. It was a long struggle with an economic impact on the distilling industry that is still felt today. In today’s whiskey industry, it is very helpful to understand what was involved in this struggle between two branches of the whiskey industry of the 19th century.
Enjoy the Chase,