Why W.L. Weller Bourbon Is Almost Pappy Van Winkle

Apparently, W. L. Weller distilled Kentucky Straight Bourbon with wheat before anyone else — including Julian “Pappy” Van Winkle, Sr. Van Winkle actually worked as a liquor salesman for W.L. Weller and Sons before he and a friend, Alex Farnsley, bought the A. Ph. Stitzel Distillery, which made bourbon for Weller. On Derby Day in 1935, Stitzel-Weller opened its … Read moreWhy W.L. Weller Bourbon Is Almost Pappy Van Winkle

When You Can Find (Maybe) a Taste of Pappy Van Winkle – 2014

Summer’s here — at least in Savannah, GA — and the living is easy. But, it’s already hot and humid as hell.  And speaking of what’s hot, many bourbon lovers and Pappy Van Winkle chasers are starting to ask when they can at least try to get their hands (and lips) on the best bourbon in the … Read moreWhen You Can Find (Maybe) a Taste of Pappy Van Winkle – 2014

Why Pappy Van Winkle Hysteria is Good for Bourbon

  Walker Percy introduced me to Bourbon and Wright Thompson pointed me  to Pappy. Percy’s literature is all about the search for something (God?). “What is the nature of the search? you ask. The search is what anyone would undertake if he were not sunk in the everydayness of his own life. To become aware … Read moreWhy Pappy Van Winkle Hysteria is Good for Bourbon

How to Find Pappy Van Winkle and Good Alternatives If You Can’t

Looking for some wisdom on how to find Pappy Van Winkle, the world’s best bourbon? Here’s a smattering of advice from a good article written a few years ago by Kevin Gibson in Insider Louisville: Looking for a bottle of Pappy Van Winkle bourbon? Good Luck. Here are a few highlights and some alternative bourbons for … Read moreHow to Find Pappy Van Winkle and Good Alternatives If You Can’t