The case involving a high profile bourbon theft returned to court Friday morning. There were discussions over evidence. After a dead period in the Pappygate case the attorney for alleged ring leaders Gilbert and Julie Curtsinger was in a Franklin County courtroom Friday morning. Full story
Late last year, Melton had told bourbonblog.com that the bottles of rare and expensive Pappy Van Winkle at the center of a bourbon-theft criminal case would be auctioned. Full story
On Tuesday, Franklin County Sheriff Pat Melton said he spoke with Julian Van Winkle, president of the Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery, who asked that all bottles and barrels involved in a well-publicized racketeering case not be auctioned off for charity, as Melton had previously suggested to BourbonBlog.com. Full story
One of the most sought after bourbons became available to a very select few on Sunday. Pappy Fest 2015, which was held at the Party Mart off Brownsboro Road, gave folks the opportunity to win a lottery for a chance to buy a bottle of the prized Pappy Van Winkle bourbon. Full story
Jeremy Johnson, the owner of Meta cocktail lounge (Louisville), wants to make the wildly popular –- and inaccessible – Pappy Van Winkle bourbons available to as many people as possible and is using his allocation to do just that.
“It’s this thing that nobody can get their hands on,” he says; and the bourbon is often priced many times over its cost. “Let’s make it so everyone can get it. Full story
As part of Imbibe’s ongoing National Bourbon Heritage Month coverage, Larry Rice of Louisville’s venerable whiskey haven The Silver Dollar weighs in on his favorite special occasion bourbons. In his own words, here are the bottles he’d choose for celebrating. Full story
Pappy Van Winkle bourbon is insanely, irrationally, popular. It might be the most sought after brand of alcohol of all time. Bottles of Pappy fetch thousands of dollars in the aftermarket, which is effectively the entire market because few if any retailers put it on their shelves anymore—most reserve it for special customers, raffle off the few bottles that they get, or sell it off on the aftermarket themselves for higher prices than they could reasonably ask for at the store. Full story