Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon

Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon

About Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon

Julian Van Winkle Jr.
Year Founded:
Distillery Location:
Frankfort, Kentucky
Master Distiller / Blender:
Julian P. Van Winkle, III

Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon Essential Facts

  • Known as one of the finest bourbons in the world, any bottle of Pappy Van Winkle is a rare find. What’s unknown is how many cases are available each year.
  • 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 malt. The wheat allows for more graceful aging.
  • All Pappy Van Winkle bourbon is aged in new, charred oak barrels.
  • 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.
  • The Sazerac Company now produces Pappy Van Winkle’s bourbon at its Buffalo Trace Distillery, but the original recipe is still used.
  • The 13-year-old Van Winkle Family Reserve Rye Whiskey was the first premium aged rye whiskey on the market.

How you should drink Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon

  • Straight
  • On the rocks
  • With a bit of water


  • thisisbullshitasshole posted 1 month ago

    Hey, this site sucks. Requiring an account to read an article is bullshit. Go away spammers.

  • adanibrown8989.52e0 posted 2 months ago

    for everyone asking ive been following the blog and i managed to get a bottle last week. hope i can get another come this fall when they do a release

  • Brbnlvr posted 2 months ago

    Where is a reputable place to sell Pappy? I have a bottle that I have sat on for a couple years and I am trying to sell it.

  • meltuft posted 3 months ago

    My husband has been trying to find Pappy Van Winkle bourbon for years and it is always snatched up so quickly. Where can I purchase or order some for him?

  • posted 5 months ago

    where can I buy I live in louisville Ky

  • posted 6 months ago

    Where can I find a 12 or 23 yr. old??????

  • Frank11613 posted 7 months ago

    I am a decedent of the Van winkle family from Penna. and New Jersey. The Van Winkles traveled from Penna and NJ to the southern states, and then West to Alaska.

  • jim.helman.14 posted 7 months ago

    So, enough of the Pappy ENVY...I have a pristine, unopened bottle of 23 yo Pappy for sale...Make me an offer...

  • steve.bahrani posted 1 year ago

    #1. Rip van Winkle is not pappy's
    #2 RJ Weller antique107 and 10-12 yr is.
    #3 the 12 year tastes idemticle to 23
    #4 the 15 year old tastes nothing like 12 or 23.

  • Pat posted 2 years ago

    Their rye is one damn fine spirit....

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