Pappy Thanksgiving: This Bar Is Giving Away Its Pappy Van Winkle Stock for Cheap

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Pappy Thanksgiving: This Bar Is Giving Away Its Pappy Van Winkle Stock for Cheap

Photo Credit: Chevy Chase Inn / Facebook.com

Budget bourbon connoisseurs, lend an ear: A Kentucky bar is giving away its stock of Pappy Van Winkle for a fraction of the cost.

On November 18, the Chevy Chase Inn in Lexington, Ky. is making the undrammable dream come true for plebeians like us. In the spirit of the season (which also happens to be the season of Pappy Van Winkle), the bar, known as Lexington’s oldest at 85 years old, will be selling its Pappy stash at wholesale cost, Food & Wine reports.

This means 1.5-ounce pours of Pappy will range from $5 to $14.25, depending on the variant (Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery 10 Year for $5, Van Winkle Special Reserve 12 Year Lot B for $6.25, Pappy Van Winkle 15 Year for $8.50, and Pappy Van Winkle 20 Year for $14.25). Compared to its usual markup, this is a steal: Pappy is one of the hardest-to-find and most coveted whiskies in the world. A dram can cost as much as $145 a glass — and it’ll still sell out.

“The prices being charged for Pappy Van Winkle [have] gotten out of control,” Kevin Heathcoat, Chevy Chase Inn co-owner, said. “So many people right here in the heart of Bourbon Country can’t afford to try this delicious bourbon … Our industry and the secondary market is ruining it for working class bourbon lovers everywhere.”

Cheers to that. Details about the event are available on the Chevy Chase Inn Facebook page.


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