Ok so we are here...
...meaning "Pappy Season" is in full swing. People are camping out in KY, AL, and other locales just to sight and maybe even get or taste a bottle of the GOOD STUFF.
But you know what there is this really good guy down or over in Louisville, KY that is (or was) selling Pappy at cost. Last year, he offered it up in jello shots (sacrilege to us purists), but this year in addition to watching it jiggle, he is also selling it at cost. Good guy. Marketing genius. Just plain stupid? Depends on who you ask.
But I say Hurrah! The world needs a little more Pappy at cost.
Went into my local place today and asked if the Pappy was on the way. He wasn't sure, but he did have a shipment of 7-year Weller (hard to come by in these parts), so I bought two. He reminisced about years ago (probably 10) when Pappy came in bottles just like Weller.
I asked when did Pappy just get crazy? He opined it was 5 or so years ago (which is about the time I got in the game).
So anyway the main reason I am writing this meandering post is to tell you about a few things and share a few links.
- If you hurry and live near Louisville, KY you might be able to get Pappy at cost.
- 2 Tales of "Pappy Camping"
- And a BLAST from the PAST (just incase you forgot some dudes stole Pappy last year)
So good luck Pappy Hunters. Here's hoping you have knocked on wood, karmaed, or whatever else you do to put luck in your favor in order to get some Pappy this year. Apparently, there is less out there and more of those despicable types who buy it to sell, instead of sip. DAMN THEM!
I've got a bottle of 12 in the cabinet and if, and when, I get the call for a new one I will pop it open and sip, sip, sip.
Here's hoping the call comes soon.
Cheers and hope you get to crack open a bottle of Pappy this year.