Pappy Van Winkle

Pappy van Winkle American Bourbon

 

When it comes down to American bourbon, only one brand is rightfully called the most top-notch. The world’s most rare and expensive bourbon is Pappy van Winkle American Bourbon, offering only highly exclusive editions such as the most sought-after Pappy van Winkle 23 Years Old Family Reserve and the Pappy van Winkle 20 Years Old Family Reserve!

 

Julian “Pappy” van Winkle was born in 1874 in Kentucky and was later nicknamed as “Pappy” by one of his good friends. At the age of nineteen, Pappy was attended as a salesman in the liquor business W. L. Welles & Sons. Eventually he and his colleague Alex Farnsley purchased both the firm W. L. Weller & Sons and A. Ph. Stitzel Co., which merged in 1933 as the Stitzel-Weller Distillery. A brand-new distillery location was established in Shively, Kentucky, and operated under the supervision of the legendary master distiller William (Will) H. McGill, a skilled and talented distiller who embraced whiskey distilling as true craftmanship. It was the kick-off off Pappy van Winkle’s undisputed success!

 

The fact that the Stitzel-Weller Distillery survived the Prohibition, which forced most distilleries to shut down, is one big concatenation of the right chances being offered and the right choices being made. During this period of time, the company’s top salesman Jim Tonoli encouraged Pappy van Winkle to maintain the distillery’s operations by the production of medicinal alcohol, which most likely saved the Stitzel-Weller Distillery from an unfortunate fate. In addition to that, Pappy acquired the Old Fitzgerald brand stock for a sloppy $10.000 dollar after the Fitzgerald Distillery owner was forced to bottle up- and sell all of his stock.

 

Pappy van Winkle passed away in 1965 and passed on the distillery legacy to his son Julian, however the family sold the company approximately a decade later. Julian van Winkle acquired the distillery’s whiskey stock and established the Old Rip Van Winkle brand, which remained family owned until today. The Van Winkle Bourbon brands are currently manufactured and bottled by the Sazerac Company at the Buffalo Trace Distillery, among which the Old Van Rip Bourbon Whiskey, the entry-level counterpart of the Pappy van Winkle Bourbon. The legendary Pappy van Winkle 23 Years Old Family Reserve on its turn is highly rare and will be running out of stock shortly, its name however will continue its undisputed legacy.

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Whiskies from Pappy Van Winkle

DistilleryName Vintage l. SVA
Serge Valentin is one of the most prolific whisky aficionados and the premier source of whisky reviews. Serge uses the 100 point scale for his ratings.
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Gal Granov is considered one of the most proactive of all independent whisky bloggers at this moment, a rising star in the whisky scene. Gal uses a 100 point scale for his ratings.
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Pappy Van Winkle • 23 Year Old Family Reserve H918 47.8% NV 0,75 1 € 2.165,00 € 2.619,65
Pappy Van Winkle • 23 Year Old Family Reserve H919 47.8% NV 0,75 1 € 2.165,00 € 2.619,65
Pappy Van Winkle • 23 Year Old Family Reserve H949 47.8% NV 0,75 1 € 2.165,00 € 2.619,65
Pappy Van Winkle • Perfect Measure Tasting Set NV 0,18 91 1 € 394,00 € 476,74


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DistilleryName Vintage l. SVA
Serge Valentin is one of the most prolific whisky aficionados and the premier source of whisky reviews. Serge uses the 100 point scale for his ratings.
GGR
Gal Granov is considered one of the most proactive of all independent whisky bloggers at this moment, a rising star in the whisky scene. Gal uses a 100 point scale for his ratings.
Other
BOW
We rate most of the whiskies ourselves and use the 100 point scale. If we do not have a rating, we publish ratings of other renowned whisky critics in this column.
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Number of bottles in stock
Price (incl. VAT)
Pappy Van Winkle • 15 Year Old Family Reserve 53.5% NV 0,75 86 91 0 sold out
Pappy Van Winkle • 20 Year Old Family Reserve 45.2% NV 0,75 89 86 0 sold out
Pappy Van Winkle • 23 Year Old Family Reserve H1099 47.8% NV 0,75 0 sold out
Pappy Van Winkle • 23 Year Old Family Reserve H1871 47.8% NV 0,75 0 sold out
Pappy Van Winkle • 23 Year Old Family Reserve H2097 47.8% NV 0,75 0 sold out
Pappy Van Winkle • 23 Year Old Family Reserve Old C17924 47.8% NV 0,75 0 sold out
Pappy Van Winkle • 23 Year Old Family Reserve Old F3059 47.8% (No booklet attached) NV 0,75 0 sold out
Pappy Van Winkle • 23 Year Old Family Reserve Old F3385 47.8% NV 0,75 0 sold out
Pappy Van Winkle • 23 Year Old Family Reserve Old F3455 47.8% NV 0,75 0 sold out
Pappy Van Winkle • 23 Year Old Family Reserve Old F3478 47.8% NV 0,75 0 sold out
Pappy Van Winkle • 23 Year Old Family Reserve Old F3538 47.8% NV 0,75 0 sold out
Pappy Van Winkle • 23 Year Old Family Reserve Old F3542 47.8% (No booklet attached) NV 0,75 0 sold out
Pappy Van Winkle • 23 Year Old Family Reserve Old F3770 47.8% NV 0,75 0 sold out
Pappy Van Winkle • 23 Year Old Family Reserve Old F3433 47.8% NV 0,75 0 sold out
Pappy Van Winkle • 23 Year Old Family Reserve Old H3320 47.8% NV 0,75 0 sold out