First off, we love all things under the great bourbon umbrella that is the Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery. Their incredibly rare bottles are a real treat and all bourbon lovers should try at least one (or more) of their fine spirits.
But, frankly, it's getting ridiculous. We field daily requests about our Pappy stock, the secondary market is comically inflated by those with the deepest of pockets, and you might as well store your bottles in a bank vault unless you want this to happen. It's Beatlemania in a bottle, and the hype is deafening. We can price our selection of Pappy Van Winkle at almost any price and someone will buy it.
But we won't do that.
Instead, we are giving away our Pappy Van Winkle.
From now until the end of January, any customer that completes a Whiskey Achiever card at The Old Gold will get a taster pour of the Van Winkle Special Reserve 12 Year or the Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve 15 Year.
We're nothing without our regulars and we love our Whiskey Achievers, so consider this an added bonus for joining our little club for whiskey lovers. And for those who aren't members, feel free to start a card next time you are in the bar (much like the Pappy, it's free).
And worry not, those who want to buy a Pappy: We'll be selling the Old Rip Van Winkle 10yr and the Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve 20yr.
*Well, technically for one cent because our friendly state-run liquor board frowns on free alcohol, even if it's one of the world's rarest bottles.