Just got a bottle of Pappy van winkle 20yr... what to do? | TigerDroppings.com

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Red Drum
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Just got a bottle of Pappy van winkle 20yr... what to do?


It's very tough to get here in SC.... a few nice restaurants get some but it took 2 yrs for me to get a bottle through the liquor stores. I got it from the local ABC store, who's owners received 2 bottles for 3 stores since last year and don't expect more til this time next year.
I've never had it and am happy drinking Bulliet or wild turkey Kentucky spirit with a splash of gingerale or diet coke. I would never mix the pappy but I'm not really a straight bourbon type of guy.

Is it so great that I should open it and drink it myself or use as an awesome Christmas gift for one of my best clients?







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Rickety Cricket
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re: Just got a bottle of Pappy van winkle 20yr... what to do?


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Is it so great that I should open it and drink it myself

Absolutely, you should start right now.

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use as an awesome Christmas gift for one of my best clients?

Never






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Red Drum
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re: Just got a bottle of Pappy van winkle 20yr... what to do?


Is it better than blantons? That's really the only bourbon I've enjoyed on the rocks





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rsande2
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Is it better than blantons?


Its a completely different taste imho, thats part of wy I like it, its got a flavor all its own.....






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rsande2
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Is it so great that I should open it and drink it myself


Yup and I can assist if needed.....






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GaryMyMan
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re: Just got a bottle of Pappy van winkle 20yr... what to do?


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Is it better than blantons?

It makes Blanton's look like Kentucky Deluxe.

You can absolutely drink it neat. And should. Shit, I'm pouring a glass of 12 Year Family Reserve in a couple hours - life is too short to horde good whiskey.



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LSU-MNCBABY
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re: Just got a bottle of Pappy van winkle 20yr... what to do?


Drink it





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Papercutninja
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Take seductive amber colored liquid, pour it into a tumbler. If you have an issue with warm whiskey, then put the glass in the freezer for a bit.

Take a small sip and let the aforementioned seductive amber colored liquid gently molest your taste buds as you roll it in your mouth.

While performing the aformentioned task, hide in a closet and look at your client list and quietly give thanks for the bounty their patronage has afforded you. Tell no one where you keep the bourbon.

Side question: Perhaps my palate is lacking but can anyone effectively articulate the difference between the 20 and the 23? I have had both but not in close enough proximity in which to make a reasonable comparison.






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Red Drum
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re: Just got a bottle of Pappy van winkle 20yr... what to do?


Thanks






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Matisyeezy
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What's your story and what do you sell? What do I have to buy to be one of your best clients?

That being said, it's a horrible, horrible bourbon and you should give it as a gift to your best client.






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GynoSandberg
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butt chug it





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Dr Beardface
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Just got a bottle of Pappy van winkle 20yr... what to do?


Forget you ever had it and ship it to me out in MS






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LSUBrad5277
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Kentucky Deluxe.


found 12 bottles my grandmother or grandfather had hidden at their house from the early 70's.






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LegacyAggie
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re: Just got a bottle of Pappy van winkle 20yr... what to do?


Only bourbon Ive had that I liked more was Black maple hill 16 year.





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Cool J
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re: Just got a bottle of Pappy van winkle 20yr... what to do?


You know what to do. Have a sip and don't look back.






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GaryMyMan
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Side question: Perhaps my palate is lacking but can anyone effectively articulate the difference between the 20 and the 23?

The 20 is a near-perfect bourbon for celebrating life's great achievements. The 23 is a religious experience that makes you grin stupidly the entire time.






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