Van Winkle Lottery & Private Barrel Tasting

February 18, 2016
Nick Taylor

I had a huge dilemma trying to allocate our Van Winkle bottles. You have to understand this is the single worst part of my job. I received a handful of bottles of the most highly coveted bourbon in the world. I have many customers who have become friends of mine who all deserve a bottle in the sense that they spend money and time at the store, attending tastings, drinking whiskey, sharing their whiskey with me, etc. Everyone wants a bottle and everyone deserves a bottle but there doesn’t seem to be an even remotely fair way to allocate the bottles. At the same time we don’t want to simply sell them “first come first serve” because of the professional resellers of whiskey who will simply come and buy the bottles and never drink them…

So this is the event we are having to determine who gets our bottles:

On Saturday from 3 – 5pm we will have open all of our private barrel bottlings. At the end of the event at exactly 5pm we will draw tickets to determine who can buy our bottles of Van Winkle. We have the following Van Winkle bottlings available:

- Old Rip Van Winkle 10yr
– Lot B 12yr
– Pappy Van Winkle 15yr
– Pappy Van Winkle 20yr
– Pappy Van Winkle 23yr

How Do You Get Lottery Tickets?

There are two ways to get tickets. If you sign up here you get a lottery ticket. For every bottle of our Private Barrel Selections you get an additional 3 tickets with no maximum. We will have open to taste every private barrel we have available.

Where and When?

We are hosting the event Saturday, February 20 from 3pm – 5pm. The drawing will happen at 5pm sharp. The event is at our Downtown Boston Store, 39 Temple Place. You MUST be at the store when your name is drawn to claim your bottle.