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Tips The Great 2013 Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon Hunt

Discussion in 'The Cabinet - Whiskey Discussion' started by Eric, Oct 11, 2013.

  1. Eric

    Eric Grand poobah of all that I survey.
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    Well bourbon lovers it's just about that time of the year when Buffalo Trace Distillery sends out it's annual shipments of Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon as well as the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection. If you want to get your hands on some you need to stay way ahead of the game.

    You will need to start building relationships with the liquor stores in your area that will get a shipment, and there probably are just a few in your entire state. First thing you need to do is find out which liquor stores (if any) in your area are dealers - go here and check your state.

    Then start making calls and ask them what their procedure is for selling their shipment. Some stores will allow folks to form a line outside the store the morning of the release (that's you best chance). Other stores will let you get on the list for purchase (you will likely never hear from them again). And still other stores will sell exclusively to their long time customers. The most important factor is attaining the date of the release for the store, then at least you have a fighting chance.

    The shipment could hit anytime between now and Christmas but my guess is it will be mid-November. In 2012 most shipments arrived November 15-17th.

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    I heard today mid December out here on the left coast...
     
  3. Eric

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    Really? When did it hit your area last year?
     
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    Close to the same time...it was delayed several times.
     
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    Wow...:(

    That's gonna hurt.
     
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    I've gotten lucky in the past here in Indianapolis. There's a 21st amendment and a very swanky United Package Liquors that have had bottles on the top shelf for a couple of months at a time. For some reason there doesn't seem to be a lot of frantic people going to pick them up. I think it's probably just my particular area because the ritzier part of the city up in Carmel *northern area of Indianapolis* - It's the high-class area, there's a lot of action going on in bourbon and scotch so those stores usually won't have it for very long.

    I usually grab a bottle when I have the dough, I might miss out this year though sadly. Things have been rough in the job department, haha! But that's for another topic for another day.

    All I know is, I won't be going to look for Pappy in Colorado, looks like Eric bought it all up! haha!
     
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    This stuff sounds intriguing!
     
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    This stuff is awesome buddy!!
     
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    I'll have to add this to my wish list!
     
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    Scored a bottle last year and will have one this year too. Built a solid relationship at work with a division manager of the Austin area distribution company for liquor. He has me hooked up.
     
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    Cool video of Julian Van Winkle III -



    Sounds like Weller is the same recipe as Pappy's, only real difference is age and the fact that Julian hand selects every barrel used for Pappy's. So I wonder if that means that Weller Antique is also the same recipe, so basically barrel-proof Pappy's...?
     
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    Interesting hypothesis...
     
  16. Eric

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    Well.... I was 50th in line today. And I got this. I'm happy... I've not had the 12 year yet.

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    Nice score!
     
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    Congratulations!!! :)
     
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    Congrats Eric
     
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