|Pappy Van Winkle is going fast. Here's where to get it in Ann Arbor.|
A bottle of Pappy Van Winkle retails around $200 and is nearly impossible to get, unless you're Bill Cosby (who's reportedly first on the list each year to receive his Pappy) or a criminal mastermind. It might not be the best reviewed spirit, but it's surely one of the most prized.
Where to Get Pappy Van Winkle in Ann Arbor (as of Thursday, Dec. 12)
The Last Word & Alley Bar
Between the two bars, you can find the Old Rip Van Winkle 10yr along with the Pappy 15yr, 20yr and 23yr. Robbie Schulz was able to procure these prized bottles by building strong relationships with the Buffalo Trace Distillery and also selling "a crap load" of product in the Buffalo Trace family.
The Roadhouse supply of Pappy Van Winkle is running out fast. Roadhouse manager Carly Bower reports that they have a small amount of Van Winkle Special Reserve 12yr and a few bottles of Old Rip Van Winkle 10yr. "This stuff goes fast!" Bower emailed.
Reports around town were that Raven's Club had a shipment of Pappy Van Winkle as well, but as of this writing I hadn't heard back from anyone at Raven's. Stop by and ask. You might get lucky.
Who Doesn't Have Pappy
Unless they bought it retail, no Main Street Venture has Pappy for sale. Sorry, Chop Housers.
Got any information on other establishments in Ann Arbor selling Pappy Van Winkle? Leave your tips in the comments and I'll confirm and add to the list.