What better way to ring in the New Year than forgetting the resolution to drink less, and instead, drinking more of the great stuff?
Currently offered between Jan. 1 and Oct. 1, 2020, the Austin hotel will present guests with three coveted Pappy Van Winkle bottlings tasted alongside a special meal at its Southern comfort restaurant, Stella San Jac. The flight will include a 10-year, 12-year, and a 20-year bourbon from the Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery.
“We’re fortunate to get a full allotment of Pappy at The Westin Austin Downtown, but this year we decided to spread the love, and put a tasting together that’s commensurate with the rare juice,” Nicole Sopko, the director of sales and marketing at The Westin Austin Downtown told Food and Wine via email.
The package costs $799 per night (with a minimum two night stay) and reservations must be made a week in advance. It’s pricey, for sure, but it might just be the best chance you get of tasting Pappy these days. So start making those reservations now.