Tag: Pappy 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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Weller brands to get a bottle makeover

When you’re scouring the shelves for W.L. Weller at your favorite liquor store later this year, you’ll need to be on the lookout for a new bottle. Beginning in December, Weller Special Reserve, Weller Antique, and Weller 12-Year-Old Bourbon Whiskey…

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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 Bourbon Babe on WhiskyCast

For 10 years, Mark Gillespie has produced WhiskyCast, a weekly podcast of “cask-strength conversation.” Intrigued by my #PardonMyPappy campaign, Mark kindly interviewed me for Episode 531. Read about it here, and listen to our full interview below. Thanks, Mark!  

#PardonMyPappy needs you!

  The effort to #PardonMyPappy is picking up steam. Folks from all over the country have tweeted and retweeted and signed my petition asking Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear to step in and help prevent the destruction of thousands of dollars’ of…

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‘PappyGate’ solved!

Hoooo-eeee. Just when I was getting all sentimental about how there would be no “Justified” tonight, or ever again, we got ourselves a real-life Raylan-and-Boyd-worthy story right here in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. That’s right: The Case of the Missing…

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“Justified’ Whiskey Watch: Season 6, Episode 2

(SPOILER ALERT: Do not read until you’ve watched Episode 2, “Cash Game.”) No eggs, just Turkey. Under increasing pressure from Raylan to provide information on Boyd, and Boyd’s increasingly suspicious gaze, Ava stepped it up from last week’s vodka and…

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