Black and white digital illustration of a man in profile, smoking a piple, holding a tall bottle of whiskey in front of his face.

Pappy, Another Round

Episode #181

2022-01-28 13:29:26


When it comes to Kentucky bourbon, Pappy Van Winkle is among the most exclusive. You can’t get it unless you’re exceptionally lucky, exceptionally wealthy, or willing to break the law. The Pappy frenzy has the police, bartenders, and even the Van Winkle family themselves wringing their hands.

According to the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States, sales of the most expensive American whiskeys have basically doubled since 2016, when we first looked into Pappy Van Winkle. We decided to find out what’s happening now.