Tag: Julian Van Winkle

Van Winkles going after counterfeiters

As I write in my new book, “Barrel Strength Bourbon,” the thirst for hard-to-find Pappy Van Winkle has reached such epic proportions that empty Pappy bottles are being sold online for $200 — often purchased by counterfeiters who refill them…

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Stolen Pappy hasn’t won a reprieve

The powers that be haven’t spared our precious Pappy – yet. Recent reports that 28 stolen bottles of Pappy Van Winkle would be auctioned for charity regrettably jumped the gun. Franklin County Sheriff Pat Melton, whose office recovered the purloined…

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The good, the really good and the ugly

I know lots of people are still celebrating the Ravens, but I have another bird on my mind: Old Crow. More specifically, the 105-year-old bottle of Old Crow that I sampled last week at the Filson Historical Society. This terrific…

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