Old Rip Van Winkle Bottle
About Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon
Founder: Julian Van Winkle Jr.
Year Founded: 1974
Distillery Location: Frankfort, Kentucky
Master Distiller / Blender: Julian P. Van Winkle, III
Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon Essential Facts
- While most bourbon is made from a mash of corn, rye and barley, the Van Winkle recipe calls for a sweeter mix of corn, wheat and barley.
- Pappy Van Winkle isn’t just a catchy name; he was the family’s pioneering patriarch. The bourbon icon started out as a liquor salesman in the late 1800s and later ran his own distillery.
How you should drink Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon
- On the rocks
- With a bit of water
- With club soda
- With ginger ale