Sure, we’d all like to get our hands on a bottle of the virtually unattainable elixir of the gods, Pappy Van Winkle bourbon. In truth, it’s only released once a year now instead of twice, and the allocation per market is painfully small. Pappy is indeed some delicious stuff, and if you get a chance to buy some, do it! (And call me immediately.)
But we need to face facts about how difficult it is to do. Fortunately if you’re really determined, we here at Drink Music City have discovered a handy-dandy guide to the hunt for Pappy. Check it out here, and then come back to this page. Go ahead, we’ll wait.
Sorry to depress you, but maybe with the flash of acceptance you’re finally ready to consider some genuinely fantastic alternatives. Our friends at Esquire magazine have put together what they’re calling “The Idiot’s Guide to Not Drinking Pappy Van Winkle.” Not that you’re an idiot or anything…seriously, call me if you happen to find a bottle of PVW.
But until that happens, what do you think of these proposed alternatives? What’s your favorite Pappy analog?