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Klepackage
02-19-2009, 16:06
Is anyone else having trouble finding some PVW 15?

I've seen a lot of 23 years and I know of a few 20s, but in Colorado, I can't seem to find a 15 year to save my life. Lot B is a bit easier to come by as well. I wish I could trade some of CO's BTAC stock for some local Pappy. :(

gothbat
02-19-2009, 17:43
Yeah, I can't really find the 15 any place by me these days and the few times I've seen it around it's disappeared pretty quick. The PVW bottles continue to grow in popularity and most people probably buy the cheapest expression they can find. Usually all of the 23's are still sitting there long after the 15's and 20's sell out (which usually sell out shortly after the 15's...). Get a VWSR12 ("Lot B.") or, better yet, treat yourself to a 20. :] Most will probably disagree but I think they're both a lot better than the 15.

Stones
02-19-2009, 18:11
If you're really desperate for a bottle and have a deep pocket i've seen a big ticketed one on a unmentionable auction site for purchase. :shithappens:

Klepackage
02-19-2009, 20:24
I've tried all of the Van Winkle products and I've got two Lot B's at home. I'll be picking up some ORVW 107 tomorrow.

I prefer the 15 to the 20, but neither are bad. Right now, if I spend 60+ on a bottle, it's going to be a Stagg or Handy.

JamesW
02-25-2009, 19:28
The 15'2 are the rarest of the VW's in my area and I would contend the best of the bunch. Next it's the 20, lot B and then 10/107. IMO of course.

Klepackage
02-25-2009, 19:32
My list of rarity is this:

PVW 15
PVW 20
ORVW 107
Lot B
PVW 23

Lost Pollito
02-25-2009, 20:22
My list of rarity is this:

PVW 15
PVW 20
ORVW 107
Lot B
PVW 23
the 15 is hard, as is the 13 year old rye. Scarcity of AAA bothers me the most.

DeanSheen
03-18-2009, 15:05
Any idea when this is being released again?

sailor22
03-18-2009, 19:06
My local store had a case of Pappy 15 on order since November - yesterday they got three bottles - now they have two :grin:

augustgarage
03-18-2009, 22:20
My preferred source in California just received a little less than a case, as well as some Pappy 20yo and ORVW 10/107 (I've only seen the 90 proof up until now).

I picked up six Pappy 15's and three 10/107's :70358-devil:.

Klepackage
03-19-2009, 10:31
A couple stores ended up with some PVW 15 recently. I actually bought 4 from one store and realized I was charged for the ORVW 10/107 instead of the actual price for the PVW. I saved about $20 per bottle.

Lost Pollito
03-19-2009, 11:19
Nice score. There must have been some left over stock with there distributor.

chefnash51
03-19-2009, 12:50
Any idea when this is being released again?

within the next couple months

Klepackage
03-19-2009, 13:04
Most of the liquor stores that I frequent seem to have gotten recent shipments of the PVW 15. I don't know if this is unique to Colorado or not.

Traver let me know of two places in Denver that had some, I found mine at a third location. I would suspect that Daveco and other large stores also got a few bottles.

I have no idea if they did a small release or if the CO distributor was just rationing their remaining stock.

jburlowski
03-20-2009, 18:46
Talked to one of my local spirits mongers tonight... he said the VW expressions become available "periodically", without warning or apparent consistency.

tommyboy38
03-20-2009, 19:29
Haven't seen it in Chicago anywhere (including the one store that supoosedly had it but didn't stock it because it wasn't popular (???) and said they could order it...

Just wondering how much it is in other places/cities/states?
What might I expect to pay? I'm guessing high $40's?
Anyone have some price info?

augustgarage
03-20-2009, 22:54
I've seen Pappy 15 from $59.99 - $79.99 in California...

gblick
03-21-2009, 11:27
I bought a bottle a few weeks ago for $44.99, but that was a deal that is becoming harder and harder to find in these parts. There is one store I frequent that almost always has it in stock, but the price has been creeping up and is now at about $52.99 last time I checked.

Klepackage
03-21-2009, 11:33
From everyone's impressions, it just sounds like Colorado got a quick burst of PVW 15.

DowntownD
03-21-2009, 13:06
a girlfriend of mine picked one up for me at Argonauts in Denver-metro today, she said it was ~$50.

smokinjoe
03-22-2009, 18:23
In my travels, I find the 15 yr to be the hardest to locate. The 20 yr the easiest. Go figure. Lot B can be tough to find, too. The 23's at $299 seem in good supply. ;)

BTW folks, Downtown D just put the rest of us to shame. "A girlfriend of mine picked one (Pappy 15) Up for me at Argonauts in Denver-metro today..."

Firstly, "A girlfriend" sounds to me like he has more than one.
Secondly, his girlfriends hunt and buy Pappy for him. :bowdown:

Well Done, D. Very well done. :cool:
:toast:

barturtle
03-22-2009, 21:32
Firstly, "A girlfriend" sounds to me like he has more than one.


No points on the first one, I have lots of girlfriends...note the lower case spelling, as in a description not a Title, which would be capitalized.

craigthom
03-23-2009, 03:10
No points on the first one, I have lots of girlfriends...note the lower case spelling, as in a description not a Title, which would be capitalized.

Yeah, but I would call those "friends", not "girlfriends".

tommyboy38
03-23-2009, 07:41
Downtown D may also be a woman which makes the "girlfriend" comment not such a big deal.

DowntownD
03-23-2009, 10:29
;)

yes, I'm a guy, and yes I date a few different women (gasp) - some of whom enjoy drinking whiskey with me and as such are constantly on the lookout for my favorites whenever they're running their own errands.

as it happens - I'm 39 and look more like I'm between 29 and 19, plus I snowboard and longboard and rockclimb and mountainbike, which tends to help out with the girls even more now that I'm older and wiser.

while it may sound like I'm trying to impress, I'm not... truthfully I'd trade them all for the love of one I'd want to spend my life with - but until I meet one like that I'll keep dating the lot of them and having tons of fun.

woe is me, I know. ;)

btw - if we ever meet you'll find that I'm not the arrogant sort, nor do I think I'm some super cool whatever... I'm just me, doing my thing, and didn't think anything of what I wrote until the related comments.

sorry for the thread drift.

-D

p_elliott
03-24-2009, 08:04
;)

yes, I'm a guy, and yes I date a few different women (gasp) - some of whom enjoy drinking whiskey with me and as such are constantly on the lookout for my favorites whenever they're running their own errands.

as it happens - I'm 39 and look more like I'm between 29 and 19, plus I snowboard and longboard and rockclimb and mountainbike, which tends to help out with the girls even more now that I'm older and wiser.

while it may sound like I'm trying to impress, I'm not... truthfully I'd trade them all for the love of one I'd want to spend my life with - but until I meet one like that I'll keep dating the lot of them and having tons of fun.

woe is me, I know. ;)

btw - if we ever meet you'll find that I'm not the arrogant sort, nor do I think I'm some super cool whatever... I'm just me, doing my thing, and didn't think anything of what I wrote until the related comments.

sorry for the thread drift.

-D

Don't feel bad I didn't find the ONE until late in life when we got married I was 46 she was 31 after 2 1/2 years so far so good. Good luck finding the ONE but it's kinda like bourbon the funs in the search. The final reward is in the end result.

tommyboy38
03-31-2009, 09:17
Back to the topic...

Local liquor store said they may get Pappy 15 in soon but didn't know how much it would be. We'll see if it shows up or it's just another liquor store guy who think he can order anything he wants and it will show up.

chefnash51
04-03-2009, 08:11
ok the calls from several places are coming in. Looks like Pappy has hit the shelves again, but in much smaller quantities then last.

and the price has jumped in CT from last fall release. . . :smiley_acbt:

PVW 15 was $59... now $70
ORVW 10/107 ... was $29 .. now $38+
Lot B is still around $52 ish


I called my stores back that were kind enough to hold some for me before even asking, and told them I will pass for now.

I have enough bunkered and I am enjoying finding much cheaper but delicous whiskey.

Josh
04-03-2009, 08:25
That's in line with the prices here now. My usual haunt had plenty of Lot B and Pappy 15 last time I checked, but someone(s) cleared out the entire supply of ORVW 10/107 in the span of 3 days.:skep:

chefnash51
04-03-2009, 08:55
yeah.. i figured that these prices are prob in line with other places. but with what i have on hand, I figured I would pass.. though one more Lot B might find its way home with me today.

Last night I decided to pin Lot B against PVW 15. I have been REALLY enjoying Lot Bs profile as of late and hadn't had a taste of PVW 15 in awhile.

I have to say. Altough different profiles all together.. judging on enjoyment factor compared to price... I couldn't justify the extra $20 for another PVW 15.

Winkles on hand:
7 ORVW 10/107
5 PVW 15
4 1/2 Lot B
1 PVW 20

Klepackage
04-06-2009, 12:42
PVW 15 was $59... now $70
ORVW 10/107 ... was $29 .. now $38+
Lot B is still around $52 ish


Those prices are ridiculous. The CO prices I've seen are

PVW 15 ~$55 (this varies the most)
ORVW 10/107 $33 ($27 for the 10/90)
Lot B ~$45 (almost always $10 cheaper than the PVW 15)

I was lucky though, 4 of my PVW 15 was priced as ORVW 10/107, so $33 a bottle and my last 6 ORVW 10/107 were priced as the 10/90 so, $27 a bottle. Spending $294 on VW whiskey instead of $410 is awesome.



Winkles on hand:
7 ORVW 10/107
5 PVW 15
4 1/2 Lot B
1 PVW 20

I'm currently at
9 ORVW 10/107 (one open)
4 ORVW 10/90 (one open)
5 PVW 15 (one open)
2 Lot B (one open)
1 PVW 20

tommyboy38
04-08-2009, 08:39
Met someone who works for the distibutor at Whiskyfest and he said there has been some released in Chicago.
I was able to find a bottle and opened it up Sunday at a family party. Nice!
What I found interesting was that it appeared to be bottled about 11/1/08.

chefnash51
04-08-2009, 11:41
I think that's part of what erks me.. I am pretty sure this release is the exact same juice from the last release in fall 08. I just don't understand the hike in price. not good

docbible
04-08-2009, 13:20
The spring release prices here are;

ORVW 90 31.99
ORVW 107 36.99
LOT B 46.99
PAPPY 15 61.99
PAPPY 20 101.99
PAPPY 23 230-249.99

The 20 AND 23 are still on the shelf but the others are sold out. Any increase here is minimal and well worth it for a great bourbon. tim

EricABQ
04-08-2009, 15:19
The spring release prices here are;

ORVW 90 31.99
ORVW 107 36.99
LOT B 46.99
PAPPY 15 61.99
PAPPY 20 101.99
PAPPY 23 230-249.99




I actually don't think I would pull the trigger on any of those at those prices. The ORVW 90 is particularly over priced at 31.99.

OscarV
04-08-2009, 15:29
I actually don't think I would pull the trigger on any of those at those prices. The ORVW 90 is particularly over priced at 31.99.

Lot B at 46.99?, here in MI state min is 54.95 and most places have it well above 60.00.
I'll take a case at 46.99.

docbible
04-08-2009, 18:14
I wish there was still a case here to be had. Seven stores and 3 hours later only 3 lot B's found. Hope you have better luck. tim

MikeK
04-08-2009, 18:14
Pappy-15 showed up in MA this week. :toast:

p_elliott
04-09-2009, 07:25
I got a lot B could find a a 15 so I settled for a 20. Judging from what others have said on here the 15 is better than the 20.

p_elliott
04-10-2009, 07:44
I got a lot B could find a a 15 so I settled for a 20. Judging from what others have said on here the 15 is better than the 20.


Should be couldn't find a 15

ShewDawg
04-10-2009, 08:07
Depends on the store. One store in Rahway really jacked up their prices, but it's been hit/miss on that in Union County NJ. Here is what I am generally seeing:

ORVW 107 Low 30s
LOT B mid 40s
PAPPY 15 low 50s
PAPPY 20 100
PAPPY 23 200

bpt
04-13-2009, 17:08
The place that I work in Ft Worth just got some in today. A full case each of 12, 15 and 20 but only a few bottles each of FRR and 10yr 107. Since this stuff comes in so randomly I wonder if this is part of the "spring release" or just some stuff that the dist found sitting around somewhere. There are only a couple of other places in the area that usually get this so I'll have to find out if they have received any or if ours was just a fluke.

JMac72
04-13-2009, 21:33
I love the Van Winkle line and have been trying to get some VW 15. The only place I have found it is an online liquor store in San Francisco for about $75.

I tried it in the Bellagio in Vegas for $8 an ounce....it was worth it.

silverfish
04-14-2009, 12:28
Gordon's has it on-line for $36.00. They're
located in MA. Check the list of states on
their "no ship" list before you get your hopes
up.

Check: tinyurl.com/dhnexz

gothbat
04-14-2009, 13:23
I tried it in the Bellagio in Vegas for $8 an ounce....it was worth it.

Should have just put some money in one of the machines at the bar and played for a minute, then it would have been free. I put $20 in, had a pour of VWFRR, got another then cashed out right away (I don't know how to play poker and none of them have blackjack so I just played slow on the smallest bets possible, the drinks were still cheaper than regular brands at a regular bar.) and went to a slot machine with the second drink. I think the PVW20 is the only thing that they won't comp there.

dean_martin
04-15-2009, 14:35
Gordon's has it on-line for $36.00. They're
located in MA. Check the list of states on
their "no ship" list before you get your hopes
up.

Check: tinyurl.com/dhnexz

I think that's been "corrected" since your post yesterday.

jburlowski
04-15-2009, 15:20
I tried it in the Bellagio in Vegas for $8 an ounce....it was worth it.

They wanted $26 for a (admittedly healthy) pour at Wynn's Encore.

JMac72
04-15-2009, 16:43
Should have just put some money in one of the machines at the bar and played for a minute, then it would have been free. I put $20 in, had a pour of VWFRR, got another then cashed out right away (I don't know how to play poker and none of them have blackjack so I just played slow on the smallest bets possible, the drinks were still cheaper than regular brands at a regular bar.) and went to a slot machine with the second drink. I think the PVW20 is the only thing that they won't comp there.

I tried that the Empress or New York New York (can't remember which one)...all I got was the house hootch...I had to buy premium brand...

hectic1
04-15-2009, 17:57
Here in Chicago Pappy goes for:

Pappy 15yr $49.95
Pappy 20yr $99.95
Pappy 23yr $219.95

I'm thinking about picking up a Pappy 20yr to put in the bunker. I'm a novice bourbon drinker but I've been practicing a bit of late. I've mostly been drinking Elmer T. Lee and Four Roses Small Batch...my palet isn't developed enough yet to appreciate the Pappy 20yr but it's bottle that I want to have for a later date.:grin:

The rep at the store suggested Eagle Rare 17 year...I have the 10 year here but I haven't opened it yet...he said the 17 year is far superior to the 10 year...17 year goes for $64.95...thoughts?

p_elliott
04-16-2009, 07:25
I got my VW lot B and PVW 20 in the mail the other day. I plan on having my first pour of VW lot B while in chat tonight.

gothbat
04-16-2009, 08:29
I tried that the Empress or New York New York (can't remember which one)...all I got was the house hootch...I had to buy premium brand...

That's too bad, I guess it's just their policy at the other places or maybe it depends on when you're there or something. The policy seems to differ place to place, some casino's won't even comp MM at the bar and you have to get something like JB White if you want it free while others just hand out pours of good stuff like VWFRR! (All they told me at Bellagio was that they couldn't comp PVW20.)

scopenut
04-16-2009, 13:02
In S. Florida, Pappy's in any of its forms is pretty much impossible to get lately. I have a standing order in for PVW 15 and 10/107, but no luck as of yet.:(

-Kevin

mobourbon
04-16-2009, 14:46
I found 4 bottles of Pappy 15 at Ocean Breeze Liquors on Versailles Rd.in Frankfort, KY today at $51.99.There are still 3 left. they are on sale for 6% off.

gnatty8
05-16-2009, 18:52
I came across a bottle of the 15 year old last week and bought it. IIRC, it was around $60 or so. Haven't seen a 20 in a long time..