Tag: Pappy Van Winkle

Bourbon News Straight Up

As expected during National Bourbon Heritage Month, the bourbon news has been pouring in lately. Bulleit Frontier Whiskey Experience opens today: Officials cut the ribbon yesterday on the latest Diageo investment in Kentucky, the Bulleit Frontier Whiskey Experience at the…

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A ‘spirited’ tour of Cave Hill Cemetery

  On Sunday afternoon, I capped off a whirlwind week of Bourbon Affair-related activities with a serene yet “spirited” tour of the final resting places of a dozen or so bourbon pioneers in Louisville’s historic Cave Hill Cemetery. Among them:…

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The Church of Pappy

  The increased interest in all things Pappy Van Winkle could be judged by the turnout for a lottery that Jerry Rogers held Monday night for the allotment at his Party Mart store on Brownsboro Road. This was the third…

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Happy Pappy Day?

The word went out late Monday: Liquor Barn locations in Louisville would be getting their fall allocations of Pappy on Tuesday. Early yesterday, in temperatures hovering near freezing, the eager faithful stood in line. Someone remarked that it was like Black Friday…

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Wines of the apocalypse?

If you’ve been paying attention to the news at all, you’ve heard about The Great Pappy Heist, in which 65 cases of 20-year-old Pappy Van Winkle bourbon and nine cases of 13-year-old Van Winkle rye with a combined value of more…

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New: Larceny Bourbon

One of the great things about bourbon is the wealth of stories behind the brands. Heaven Hill Distilleries is telling the newest story with its newest brand, Larceny Bourbon. A wheated bourbon like those in the Old Fitzgerald line that Heaven…

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Happy Pappy’s Day!

Happy Pappy’s Day to all the fathers out there – including mine, who doesn’t imbibe, but who taught me that anything worth doing is worth doing well, and who has always been proud of what I’ve accomplished. Cheers!

A Late Night with David Chang

David Chang, owner and chef of Momofuku restaurants (the name means “Lucky Peach”), recently gave a slightly inebriated bourbon tutorial on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.” He noted that bourbon production is governed by several rules and regulations. “It has to be in new…

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