Tag Archives: Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve

• Buffalo Trace To Up Capacity With 50 Warehouses

Buffalo Trace To Up Capacity With 50 Warehouses

Buffalo Trace is planning to build an additional 50 warehouses over the next 10 years in order to expand its Bourbon production. The news follows Buffalo Trace’s warning that demand continues to outstrip supply of its Bourbon brands, many of which will remain on strict allocation for the “foreseeable future”. Plans for the warehouses were […]

• ‘Bourbon Empire’ Reveals Smoke & Mirrors Of American Whiskey

Craft bourbon, like craft beer, is in the midst of a boom: In the past 15 years, the number of distilleries in the U.S. has surged from just a handful to around 600. Why are Americans buying more bourbon? According to author Reid Mitenbuler, one reason is that we’re being seduced by clever bottles and […]

• Pappy Van Winkle Heist Solved: Tied to Crime Syndicate

Pappy Van Winkle Heist Solved: Tied to Crime Syndicate

The most bizarre Bourbon story in recent memory got a little crazier with the indictment of 9 individuals on organized crime charges for years of stealing and selling Bourbon. Even weirder, the common denominator looks to be a softball team. This case first made headlines in October of 2013, when several bottles of the highly […]

• Gulp. How’d we get to the $22 cocktail?

Gulp. How’d we get to the $22 cocktail?

The deep, amber-colored drink is a looker, that much is true. But there is no forest of mint perking up this Manhattan at Georgetown’s Rye Bar. It does not arrive in a pineapple. It is an unfussy Manhattan. It just happens to cost $22. If eyebrows rise and jaws drop over the price of the […]

• Don’t Believe Everything You Read On Bourbon Bottles

Don’t Believe Everything You Read On Bourbon Bottles

If you follow the bourbon industry closely, you’re familiar with the debate over the concept of contract products. Bourbon takes a while to make. Many distillers let it age for four to seven years before they’ll sell it. Some age it even longer. So how can a start-up company invest tens of thousands of dollars […]

• $10,000 Reward Offered in Pappy Theft Case. Get on It!

$10,000 Reward Offered in Pappy Theft Case. Get on It!

County Sheriff Pat Melton announces today that a $10,000 reward is being offered in the Pappy Van Winkle theft. BourbonBlog.com has been following this story since the beginning with extensive interviews and coverage. If you have information that leads authorities to capture and the ultimate conviction of the thief, you will be awarded the $10,000, […]

• Pappygate Update: Bardstown Principal cleared as person of interest

Pappygate Update: Bardstown Principal cleared as person of interest

Update in Pappygate: Franklin County Sheriff Pat Melton tells BourbonBlog.com that Bardstown High School Principal Chris Pickett has been cleared as a person of interest in the theft of Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon. Listen to BourbonBlog.com’s Tom Fischer new podcast interview above with Sheriff Melton in the podcast below which gives updates in the case. […]

• Whiskey Lovers Rejoice: Emeril Lagasse Has A New Private Barrel

Whiskey Lovers Rejoice: Emeril Lagasse Has A New Private Barrel

Private whiskey barrels have arrived in Vegas and Emeril Lagasse has them.  Three of the celebrity chef’s restaurants (Delmonico Steakhouse, Table 10 and Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House) have launched cocktails featuring Buffalo Trace bourbon from their very own hand-selected, private whiskey barrel which they had delivered straight from Kentucky.  The first private and hand selected […]

• Pappygate Update: Principal Identified as Man in Pappy Surveillance Video

Pappygate Update: Principal Identified as Man in Pappy Surveillance Video

Bourbonblog.com has just been informed that Bardstown Principal Chris Pickett (pictured below in portrait) is being reported as the mysterious “person of interest” in the now famous surveillance video (watch above) from Packages and More Liquor in Elizabethtown, according to his attorney. This “person of interest” was originally sought by authorities for questioning last week when […]

• Pappygate: How To Spot Stolen Pappy

Pappygate: How To Spot Stolen Pappy

Would the stolen bottles of Pappy look any different from any other bottles on the market? The short answer is “Yes.” As BourbonBlog.com covers the unfolding events of “Pappy Gate,” we want you to be armed with the information to help uncover the stolen bottles. Like many bottles of liquor from major distilleries, Pappy Van Winkle bottles bear […]

• Oh no! $26K worth of Pappy stolen from Buffalo Trace

Oh no! $26K worth of Pappy stolen from Buffalo Trace

Sheriff Pat Melton said his office is conducting an investigation after more than $26,000 of rare bourbon was reported stolen from Buffalo Trace Distillery. “Right now we are looking at it as an internal theft,” Melton said. Melton said Buffalo Trace reported Tuesday that 65 cases – with three bottles per case – of Pappy […]

Where’s Pappy? Right Here! It’s National Bourbon Day!

Where’s Pappy? Right Here! It’s National Bourbon Day!

Can you think of a better way to celebrate National Bourbon Day than with 20 Year Old Pappy Van Winkle? Exceedingly happy that we didn’t go through our usual two bottles of Pappy at Christmas dinner so that I could sit here in the middle of June and quaff a dram…or two. I might even […]

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Revealed! What’s actually in the bottles of Van Winkle

Revealed! What’s actually in the bottles of Van Winkle

(By Editor & Publisher of the Whisky Advocate blog, John Hansell) A few weeks ago, when I posted my review of Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve 15 year old here, a big discussion ensued about the source of this whiskey (and other Van Winkle expressions). I noted at the time that the comment thread on my review […]

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• It’s Pappy Van Winkle time bourbon lovers!

It’s Pappy Van Winkle time bourbon lovers!

Kentucky’s family owned distiller Buffalo Trace Distillery will relaunch the Van Winkle bourbon whiskey portfolio later this month. The portfolio comprises four bourbons, each aged between 10 and 23 years. The Van Winkle repertoire includes Old Rip Van Winkle Handmade Bourbon, Van Winkle Special Reserve Bourbon, Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve Bourbons and Van Winkle […]

• That'll Be Eggs Over Easy & A Side Of Bacon Bourbon

That'll Be Eggs Over Easy & A Side Of Bacon Bourbon

Christopher Day, Aspiring Chemixologist, writes about his bacon bourbon experience for BoozeNews. Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to witness the union of quite possibly the two best things in this world… That’s right: bacon and bourbon.  (It’s about damn time). Though the concept of pairing bacon and bourbon together is far from new, […]