A Note from Pappy
August 31, 2015
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.
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.
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-soupçon of truffle in some Truffle oil I recently purchased! Color me UNimpressed on that.) 😉