TOP TEN WAYS TO GET YOURSELF A PAPPY VAN WINKLE ...NOT
- Anonymous, reprinted with permission
10 Call all your friends and relatives and ask them to be on the look out; be casual about it, you don't want them to think you are obsessive.
9 Some large retailers have instituted a lottery system; get in line.
8 Don't go back to retailers who have had it in the past - they won't be supplied this year because they've had their turn apparently.
7 Scan the overseas websites and pay the exhorbitant shipping costs to bring it back into the US; think of the bragging rights!
6 Purchase several thousand dollars worth of bourbon from a large retailer so you are important enough to get on top of their list.
5 Call every single retailer on line and tell them you need it for your 99 year old grandfather's deathbed wish; who knows, it might work!
4 Wait 15 or 20 years for supply to catch up with demand. (Of course, by then there will be some other bourbon that everyone wants).
3 If you do get to taste it somehow, be sure to tell everyone you know that it was the best you've ever had.
2 If you do get to taste it somehow, be sure to tell everyone you know that it wasn't really all that special.
Number 1 Spread your wings; find an interesting bourbon you like and for cryin' out loud, develop a style of your own.
Top Ten Ways to Get a Pappy
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