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#1 Post by Richard Leland » December 17th, 2015, 3:42 pm

This arrived today via Wine-Searcher - anybody else get one?

Hi. I am a 63 year old long time bourbon drinker who has wanted for many years to get the opportunity to sample a bottle of Pappy Van Winkle. The pricing at stores in my neighborhood of New York (Long Island) are too high to make that possible. So I am inquiring as to whether you might be able to offer me the opportunity to purchase a bottle at a price that won't require me to take a second mortgage on my house. I would like to try the 20 or 12 YO because the 107 proof stuff is stronger than I am used to drinking but I am flexible.

Thanks for taking the time to read this and have a happy and healthy holiday season.

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#2 Post by Doug Schulman » December 18th, 2015, 12:36 pm

I got the same thing. I wonder how many businesses he sent this message to. The funny thing is, if he had really wanted to try these for many years, he easily would have been able to in the past. Unless "many" now means 2 or 3, that part is obviously not true.
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#3 Post by Michael Martin » December 18th, 2015, 12:37 pm

I've seen this message before, maybe on here, not sure. Wonder how legit it is?

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#4 Post by Peter Tryba » December 19th, 2015, 5:45 pm

Everyone gets this message.
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#5 Post by dcornutt » December 20th, 2015, 5:04 am

I used to buy Pappy 20 for $97. This wasn't that many years ago. Real Stizel-Weller which is getting rare now thus the price. If he wanted to try it, he had an opportunity at his age especially if he is a long term Bourbon drinker.
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#6 Post by Craig G » December 20th, 2015, 1:02 pm

Peter Tryba wrote:Everyone gets this message.
That shows how heartfelt it is!
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#7 Post by C. Bowman » December 20th, 2015, 6:00 pm

Hey, I got that email too but not through winesearcher. I thought I was special. neener
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#8 Post by Bruce Leiser_owitz » December 21st, 2015, 5:12 am

[Revising my Pappy request letter as I read this thread]

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#9 Post by Chris Langston » December 29th, 2015, 1:46 pm

Hey Richard - we got one too...went into the 'Pappy' file
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#10 Post by SeanHarding » December 30th, 2015, 1:23 pm

This whole thing is bizarre to me. I've had Pappy a few times (never from my own bottle). I like it, but not nearly enough to justify this kind of antic...

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#11 Post by Peter Tryba » December 31st, 2015, 4:40 pm

This "antic" is someone looking for an idiot to exploit. They'll buy low and sell high.
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#12 Post by Richard Leland » January 2nd, 2016, 11:25 am

SeanHarding wrote:This whole thing is bizarre to me. I've had Pappy a few times (never from my own bottle). I like it, but not nearly enough to justify this kind of antic...
+1. About a dozen years ago when Pappy 20 was all Stitzel-Weller it really was wonderful whiskey. The last few years the whiskey is quite good but nothing special. A serious Bourbon-drinking customer of mine did a blind tasting of four good Bourbons with some like-minded friends and nobody ranked it first.
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#13 Post by Scott G r u n e r » January 5th, 2016, 12:55 pm

As a consumer I was able to get a few bottles three years ago (before the WA state liquor privatized- which sucked from the perspective that it went from a more fair communist type system to pure capitalism).

I had an un-opened bottle of the 20 left and was debating cashing on on the ridiculous auction pricing- but friends are more important and I opened it last week.
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