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From My Archive: A Jigger Of Common Sense

In the 1950s Julian P. Van Winkle did a series of advertisements that were folk stories he would tell with a moral that you should drink Old Fitzgerald Bourbon. He later had a collection of these stories published as a... Continue Reading →

The Van Winkle Factor in the Bourbon Industry

The Van Winkle Family have never been distillers. They have never held a job where they made the mash or ran the still to make their living, however they still had a huge impact on the industry and Bourbon as... Continue Reading →

Tasting Notes: Van Winkle Special Reserve Lot “B”

Julian Van Winkle III introduced Van Winkle Special Reserve in 1991. It was a step in creating interest in older Bourbons that would eventually lead to his Pappy Van Winkle line of Bourbons. This is a Bourbon made with wheat... Continue Reading →

Pappy 101

I keep hearing people telling me that they picked up “three bottles of Pappy” or five bottles or some other number of bottles and then find out what they have is a couple of bottles of Old Rip Van Winkle... Continue Reading →

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