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?
Papercutninja LSU Fan Baton Rouge Member since Feb 2010 1032 posts
re: Just got a bottle of Pappy van winkle 20yr... what to do?(Posted by Papercutninja on 11/21/12 at 3:34 pm to Red Drum)
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.