Pappy Van Winkle is the unicorn of bourbons, known for both its quality and its rarity. The whiskey is one of the hardest-to-find bottles out there, and it’s cherished worldwide as the ultimate example of quality. One New York bar even sold shots of Pappy for $315 each.
The coveted Kentucky bourbon brand has a rich flavor — a spicy-sweet blend of nutty oak, with notes of honeyed citrus, maple, and vanilla — and an even richer history. So if your pockets are feeling deep, or if you’re a whiskey connoisseur looking to achieve nirvana, read on for 15 things you should know about the holy grail of bourbons: Pappy Van Winkle.
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