Pappy Van Winkle

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8:00 am
Thu October 24, 2013

Sheriff's Office Following Leads in Case of Pilfered Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon

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FRANKFORT — The Franklin County sheriff's office has a new lead in the disappearance of about 65 cases of one of Kentucky's rarest and most sought-after bourbons.

Sheriff Pat Melton's office on Wednesday released surveillance video that was taken several counties away at a liquor store in Hardin County on Oct. 20. Melton told The State Journal in Frankfort that a man offered to sell the store a "large quantity" of Pappy Van Winkle bourbon.

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Local News
12:04 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

Perps Purloin Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon

Pappy Van Winkle
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FRANKFORT — One of the rarest and most sought-after bourbon's produced in Kentucky is missing.

Franklin County Sheriff Pat Melton says someone swiped about 65 cases of 20-year-old Pappy Van Winkle bourbon in what appears to be an inside job from a secure area at Buffalo Trace Distillery's Frankfort operations.

Melton told The Courier-Journal whoever stole the bourbon walked off with about $26,000 of the limited stock. That's about $25,350 in 3-bottle cases of 20-year-old Pappy and about $675 in nine cases of 13-year-old Van Winkle Family Reserve rye.

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6:00 am
Sun December 2, 2012

What Were You Drinking Last Night? Probably Not Pappy Van Winkle.

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A elusive Kentuckian named Pappy has New York City hearts aflutter.

On Tuesday, the New York Post's website ran a story bearing the headline, "This Season's Most Wanted." The story was about bourbon -- bourbons from the Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery, to be exact -- that's made in small batches and confronting big demand.

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