If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Courier-Journal)   55 cases of Pappy Van Winkle 20-year-old bourbon stolen from Buffalo Trace in Kentucky. In a completely unrelated story, Drew Curtis curious if any Farkers could help him out with an alibi   (courier-journal.com) divider line 95
    More: Sad, Pappy Van Winkle, Drew Curtis, Kentucky, Pappy, Pappy Van, Buffalo Trace Distillery  
•       •       •

2507 clicks; posted to Main » on 17 Oct 2013 at 10:52 AM (45 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



95 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all
 
2013-10-17 09:41:05 AM
Apparently a decent bourbon?  Never tried it myself.
 
2013-10-17 09:41:06 AM
I only have one alibi and I'm not selling it.
 
2013-10-17 10:31:01 AM
Well, the first thing to do would be DON'T GREENLIGHT THE HEADLINE ADMITTING YOU DID IT. Jeez, talk about world's dumbest criminals!
 
2013-10-17 10:42:02 AM
Was this part of Mitch McConnell's deal to end the shut-down?
 
2013-10-17 10:46:44 AM
I wonder if it was the same guy who stole the bottle from Positive at the Night of a Thousand Stars.
 
2013-10-17 10:56:43 AM
Smells like a publicity stunt.  The whole article read like an advertisement for the stuff.
 
2013-10-17 10:58:53 AM

basemetal: Apparently a decent bourbon?  Never tried it myself.


No.  It's not decent.  It's mind-blowingly orgasmic.  If you can ever find a bottle, buy it.  I don't care how much it costs...just buy it.  Was lucky enough to score a couple not too many years ago when it was only $80 a bottle.  I cry myself to sleep at night because it's all gone.
 
2013-10-17 10:59:10 AM

basemetal: Apparently a decent bourbon?  Never tried it myself.


 Their 12 year old Special Reserve is all i can speak to but Yes.
 
2013-10-17 11:00:10 AM
What a funny and original headline.
 
2013-10-17 11:00:13 AM
Like wine, if you spend over $30-40 on a bottle of bourbon, you're spending too much.
 
2013-10-17 11:00:14 AM
Much like the United States Navy will neither confirm nor deny the presence of nuclear weapons aboard any ship or station, Drew Curtis will neither confirm nor deny the presence any purloined bourbon anywhere on the Curtis Estates.
 
2013-10-17 11:00:30 AM

Prevailing Wind: Smells like a publicity stunt.  The whole article read like an advertisement for the stuff.


They don't need publicity. 20-year commands whatever price they put on it, and is virtually unavailable in stores. Why would they need publicity?
 
2013-10-17 11:01:48 AM

basemetal: Apparently a decent bourbon?  Never tried it myself.


Its like maple syrup, but around 90 proof. It is a wonderful thing
 
2013-10-17 11:02:10 AM

stuhayes2010: Like wine, if you spend over $30-40 on a bottle of bourbon, you're spending too much.


If you're mixing it with Coke, sure.
 
2013-10-17 11:02:24 AM

basemetal: Apparently a decent bourbon?  Never tried it myself.


Goes really well with either Mountain Dew or Big Red.
 
2013-10-17 11:03:08 AM
Lucian from Apsaroca County, WY last seen hobbling back to the Old Folk's Home.

/obscure
 
2013-10-17 11:05:15 AM
theaposition.com
This is what I would like to steal
 
2013-10-17 11:06:18 AM

tricycleracer: stuhayes2010: Like wine, if you spend over $30-40 on a bottle of bourbon, you're spending too much.

If you're mixing it with Coke, sure.


Gonz: basemetal: Apparently a decent bourbon?  Never tried it myself.

Goes really well with either Mountain Dew or Big Red.


Jeez. What Philistines.

Grape Nehi or, if you're in a tropical mood, Orange Fanta are the only acceptable mixers for really good bourbon.

What's happened to the Fark I used to know. It's a man's drink and it needs a man's soda mixer.
 
2013-10-17 11:06:20 AM
This is the stuff that has a waiting list that's positively ungodly.

Lots of people gonna be pissed cause this pushes their order back.

Never had any myself, but it's on my bucket list.
 
2013-10-17 11:07:22 AM
Pappy's 20-year is the farking gold standard. Period. It is the perfect bourbon. If you can find it (good luck), buy it.

I was lucky enough to receive a bottle, as a gift, from the first batch several years ago. I'll pour maybe a half ounce every year or so, neat, then sip slowly. I really don't get crazy about things in life too often, but Pappy's 20-year defines perfection.
 
2013-10-17 11:09:00 AM

beezeltown: Prevailing Wind: Smells like a publicity stunt.  The whole article read like an advertisement for the stuff.

They don't need publicity. 20-year commands whatever price they put on it, and is virtually unavailable in stores. Why would they need publicity?



I have to agree with P.W. I had never heard of this bourbon and I've had my fair share of booze in my day. $26,000 worth of missing stock gave them mention in several news outlets, where they would be probably be unable to advertise their product legitimately.

FTA: Melton said the 20-year-old bourbon retails for about $130 a bottle and is worth "$300 or $400 a bottle."

//Smells like advertising to me
 
2013-10-17 11:09:51 AM
I bought a bottle of this about 10 years ago, I pop it open for a taste from time to time.

I got it for $75, and the economy was good back then.

Overall, I don't think it's worth the price.

My favorite: Booker's

www.klwines.com
 
2013-10-17 11:10:52 AM

basemetal: Apparently a decent bourbon?  Never tried it myself.


Decent in the way that Miranda Kerr is sorta good lookin'.
 
2013-10-17 11:16:21 AM
recently tried eagle rare 17 yr old and it was very, very good
 
2013-10-17 11:18:20 AM
Every drop....Charcoal filtered.   Indeed.

farm8.staticflickr.com
 
2013-10-17 11:19:49 AM

stuhayes2010: Like wine, if you spend over $30-40 on a bottle of bourbon, you're spending too much.


Once wine is opened, it has a very limited shelf life.  Bourbon can be corked back up and keep for a very long time.  So, no.
 
2013-10-17 11:20:27 AM

Cataholic: basemetal: Apparently a decent bourbon?  Never tried it myself.

No.  It's not decent.  It's mind-blowingly orgasmic.  If you can ever find a bottle, buy it.  I don't care how much it costs...just buy it.  Was lucky enough to score a couple not too many years ago when it was only $80 a bottle.  I cry myself to sleep at night because it's all gone.


I remember picking the 13yr up for $55-65 a bottle back in 2006. Really nice bourbon...
 
2013-10-17 11:21:07 AM

Pangea: //Smells like advertising to me


Pappy is to bourbon what Ferrari is to sports cars.  They don't need advertising.
 
2013-10-17 11:23:27 AM

Pangea: beezeltown: Prevailing Wind: Smells like a publicity stunt.  The whole article read like an advertisement for the stuff.

They don't need publicity. 20-year commands whatever price they put on it, and is virtually unavailable in stores. Why would they need publicity?


I have to agree with P.W. I had never heard of this bourbon and I've had my fair share of booze in my day. $26,000 worth of missing stock gave them mention in several news outlets, where they would be probably be unable to advertise their product legitimately.

FTA: Melton said the 20-year-old bourbon retails for about $130 a bottle and is worth "$300 or $400 a bottle."

//Smells like advertising to me


Maybe 10-15 years from now, when scaled-up production might allow for greater supply. For the time being, though, there is very little supply, and waiting lists for every bottle that will be produced. You can't just suddenly start producing huge quantities of 20 year old, incredibly well-crafted bourbon. It is simply not possible.

Pappy's has a brand that is well above the need for cheap tricks. There are other small distillers in the area who might see that tactic as a reasonable idea, but for Pappy's it makes no sense at all.
 
2013-10-17 11:25:24 AM
Drew was in my basement singin' along with the cops*

*We don't have basements in Houston ;)
 
2013-10-17 11:27:02 AM
I took Drew to the gun range, he shot perfect X-Ring bullseyes at 50 yards with a HiPoint.
 
2013-10-17 11:27:03 AM

Cataholic: basemetal: Apparently a decent bourbon?  Never tried it myself.

No.  It's not decent.  It's mind-blowingly orgasmic.  If you can ever find a bottle, buy it.  I don't care how much it costs...just buy it.  Was lucky enough to score a couple not too many years ago when it was only $80 a bottle.  I cry myself to sleep at night because it's all gone.


Hmm, I've always wanted to try it . Perhaps  a pilgrimage is in order.
 
2013-10-17 11:27:21 AM
cdn.theatlantic.com
Unavailable for questioning
 
2013-10-17 11:27:36 AM
Pappy Vanwinkle's go for about $2,500 a bottle on Ebay.
 
2013-10-17 11:28:49 AM

Kit Fister: I took Drew to the gun range, he shot perfect X-Ring bullseyes at 50 yards with a HiPoint.


Knob creek? That place is fun.
 
2013-10-17 11:29:44 AM

beezeltown: Pappy's 20-year is the farking gold standard. Period. It is the perfect bourbon. If you can find it (good luck), buy it.

I was lucky enough to receive a bottle, as a gift, from the first batch several years ago. I'll pour maybe a half ounce every year or so, neat, then sip slowly. I really don't get crazy about things in life too often, but Pappy's 20-year defines perfection.


On his podcast the other week, Alton Brown was talking about how he's on every Pappy's list imaginable.

He got two bottles last year and thought he won the lottery.
 
2013-10-17 11:31:14 AM

beezeltown: Pappy's has a brand that is well above the need for cheap tricks.


i140.photobucket.com

On the case.
 
2013-10-17 11:33:06 AM

beezeltown: For the time being, though, there is very little supply, and waiting lists for every bottle that will be produced.



That's enough to shut down my claims. This has gone from a good conspiracy thread in my head, to a travesty.

Thanks, Obama.
 
2013-10-17 11:33:20 AM
Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque:

On his podcast the other week, Alton Brown was talking about how he's on every Pappy's list imaginable.

He got two bottles last year and thought he won the lottery.


Loved that podcast. Also loved how Julian basically rejected the notion of ever mass-producing Pappy. Old Van Winkle, yes, but Pappy needs to stay rare.
 
2013-10-17 11:34:37 AM
Soooo you're saying he ain't got no alibi?

/he ugly
//yeah yeah he ugly
 
2013-10-17 11:34:52 AM

basemetal: Apparently a decent bourbon?  Never tried it myself.


It lives up to the hype, and it grinds my gears that my favorite sports bar no longer carries it.
 
2013-10-17 11:35:14 AM
I could be persuaded to narc on Drew for a small reward.

/say, two bottles of the recovered goods
//if he's left that much untouched
 
2013-10-17 11:37:51 AM
I will provide Drew with an alibi for the low, low price of 10 cases.
 
2013-10-17 11:37:56 AM

EbolaNYC: I bought a bottle of this about 10 years ago, I pop it open for a taste from time to time.

I got it for $75, and the economy was good back then.

Overall, I don't think it's worth the price.


This, a thousand times over. It's good, but nothing to truly write home about. I honestly prefer the George T Stagg from BT for an expensive and tough-to-find bourbon. Much more complexity.

Of course, you can always go:

6.5lbs Dextrose
2.5lbs Light DME
2lbs Cracked Rye

Bring 2G H2O to 155*F, steep rye for 20 minutes, add dextrose and DME and steep another 20 minutes. Bring to a boil for 10 minutes.
Chill with a sanitized wort chiller to around 80*F and add fresh tap-temp H2O to bring up to a volume of 5G total.
Check temp (should be between 70*F to 80*F). Add 2 Tbsp of DADY, stir vigorously to aerate the wort and place it in your primary fermentation vessel for 1-2 weeks (with airlock)
Strain the newly finished beer to remove the cracked rye, try to decant the liquid from the yeast (now sitting on the bottom)

From there, you can do with it what you may. I suggest using an apparatus you can get from these fine folks on the finished product twice and then allowing it to rest in some slightly charred american oak (or you can use oak chips in glass bottles/jars) tasting regularly until it reaches the desired flavor.

Not that I've ever done this myself, just an academic exercise really........
 
2013-10-17 11:38:32 AM

The_Sponge: basemetal: Apparently a decent bourbon?  Never tried it myself.

It lives up to the hype, and it grinds my gears that my favorite sports bar no longer carries it.


Just like everyone else, they probably can't get it.
 
2013-10-17 11:40:04 AM
HA HA Drew likes being drunk HA HA it's always funny AHAAHAHAHAHOOHOOHAAHAAAAHAAA!

:/
 
2013-10-17 11:41:11 AM

EbolaNYC: I bought a bottle of this about 10 years ago, I pop it open for a taste from time to time.

I got it for $75, and the economy was good back then.

Overall, I don't think it's worth the price.

My favorite: Booker's

[www.klwines.com image 113x270]


Booker's or Angel's Envy. Would like to have a taste of Pappy's, though.
 
2013-10-17 11:44:11 AM
caskers.com
 
2013-10-17 11:44:49 AM
Drew asked me if I wanted to go for a drink. Anyways, we go off lookin' for a bar and we can't find one. Finally, Drew takes me into a vacant lot and says, "Here we are!" Well, we sat there for a year and a half. Sure enough, someone constructed a bar around us! Well, the day they opened it, we ordered a shot, drank it and then burnt the place to the ground. Drew yelled over the roar of the flames, "Always leave things the way you found them!"
 
2013-10-17 11:45:15 AM

tallen702: EbolaNYC: I bought a bottle of this about 10 years ago, I pop it open for a taste from time to time.

I got it for $75, and the economy was good back then.

Overall, I don't think it's worth the price.

This, a thousand times over. It's good, but nothing to truly write home about. I honestly prefer the George T Stagg from BT for an expensive and tough-to-find bourbon. Much more complexity.

Of course, you can always go:

6.5lbs Dextrose
2.5lbs Light DME
2lbs Cracked Rye

Bring 2G H2O to 155*F, steep rye for 20 minutes, add dextrose and DME and steep another 20 minutes. Bring to a boil for 10 minutes.
Chill with a sanitized wort chiller to around 80*F and add fresh tap-temp H2O to bring up to a volume of 5G total.
Check temp (should be between 70*F to 80*F). Add 2 Tbsp of DADY, stir vigorously to aerate the wort and place it in your primary fermentation vessel for 1-2 weeks (with airlock)
Strain the newly finished beer to remove the cracked rye, try to decant the liquid from the yeast (now sitting on the bottom)

From there, you can do with it what you may. I suggest using an apparatus you can get from these fine folks on the finished product twice and then allowing it to rest in some slightly charred american oak (or you can use oak chips in glass bottles/jars) tasting regularly until it reaches the desired flavor.

Not that I've ever done this myself, just an academic exercise really........


You're not going to get anywhere near a professional result distilling aged liquors at home. There's a lot of balancing and blending that goes into getting the flavors perfect that you can't do unless you have a hundred barrels sitting around- each barrel develops differently, so they have to carefully blend to get the taste they want. Only a few select barrels develop to be close enough to the desired profile to bottle as single barrel bourbons.

If you're distilling things at home, try gin. You get to use the exact mix of botanicals you like, and if you follow the recipe, it'll turn out right every time. No aging required. Distill once, soak botanicals in distillate for a little while, re-distill with the botanicals still in the pot. Done.
 
Displayed 50 of 95 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report