Few releases in the liquor world are as routinely coveted as Pappy Van Winkle’s annual lineup. There are longtime whiskey enthusiasts who have yet to get their hands on a bottle. From the discrepancy between supply and demand to the unparalleled flavor profile, the Kentucky-based bourbon from Old Rip Van Winkle distillery has become the stuff of legend and one of the rarest spirits in the world. Fortunately, our good friends at Huckberry have been doing their part each year to make sure at least one individual gets to experience what the hype is all about. This year marks the online retailer’s 10th annual Pappy Giveaway.
Here’s the deal: If you spend $75 or more on a single order from Huckberry’s web store between now and September 26, you get automatically entered to win three bottles of Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve Bourbon and $10,000 in cash. But these are not just any three bottles of Pappy; these are the top expressions from the distillery’s five-bottle range. We’re talking 15 Year, 20 Year, and 23 Year, each of which is made from Old Rip Van Winkle’s legendary wheated mashbill.
For the uninitiated, Pappy’s suggested retail is anywhere from $70 to $300 but inevitably hits the several-thousand-dollar range on the secondary market due to how few bottles a yearly batch will yield. There’s also the conversation to be had about wheated bourbon. You see, substituting rye grain for wheat (while still including the mandatory minimum 51% corn) allows for longer aging since a high-wheat bourbon is able to spend more time in a barrel compared to a rye-heavy bourbon.
If you’ve always wanted to try a bottle — or three — of Pappy Van Winkle, head over to Huckberry and spend at least $75 for your chance to win. The winner will be announced on October 1. And in the meantime, check out some other Pappy-based products such as its Spicy Barrel-Aged Maple Syrup, Barrel-Aged Pepper Sauce, or Pappy & Company Cocktail Mixers.