Just finding a bar or a retailer that carries Pappy Van Winkle is hard (I spotted a few bottles at Hunt and Fish on West 44th Street last night). But Buffalo Trace’s newest bottling promises to be the rarest of them all.
Buffalo Trace’s Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery is releasing a bourbon distilled in 1989 — perviously the very, very expensive 23 year old was as old as it got.
It’s going to retail for $1,800 but you can guarantee that the street value will be way higher as they are only bottling 11 barrels of the rare spirit (that translates to just 710 bottles).
And for those interested in the narrative as well as the taste, the new bottling represents a nice piece of whisky history. The whisky was distilled by the Van Winkle family distillery in Shively, Kentucky before it was acquired by Buffalo Trace, according to Town and Country.
Each bottle will come with a Glencairn Crystal Studio glass decanter and silver and glass stoppers. It also comes in a wooden box created by Heritage Handcrafted.