A Note from Pappy

Found this ad in the September, 1960 issue of Gourmet.  

What stopped me was the picture - it looked so much like the label on my bottle of Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve Bourbon.  Then I saw the name.  

But I pass it on because it's difficult to imagine anyone writing ad copy like this today. 

 

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This is, I believe, the same Julian Van Winkle whose picture adorns my favorite (and sadly almost empty), bottle of bourbon. Although I must say he looks a whole lot happier here.IMG_6345

A bottle of Pappy is hard to find, really expensive - and a total treat. Old Fitzgerald is another matter. It's a wheated bourbon, and very affordable. And it's still Bottled-in-Bond.  

 

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Ruth - I'm certainly not going to tell YOU anything about bourbon - particularly given I'm teetotal - but your piece intrigued me so I thought I'd share three articles about it I found of particular interest. If you weren't already on this, I thought for someone with your palate a Pappy Winkle Maple Syrup might be of note. (I would hope, however, that it would release a little more of a Pappy note than the even-less-than-a-soup├žon of truffle in some Truffle oil I recently purchased! Color me UNimpressed on that.) ;)


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/06/23/pappy-van-winkle-maple-syrup_n_7648504.html


https://www.thrillist.com/drink/nation/inside-the-great-pappy-van-winkle-heist


http://www.eater.com/2014/10/23/7038697/Pappy-van-winkle-price-alternative-overrated


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