"The secret to drinking the proper amount of beer… is to start with whiskey." - Me
Friday night was an indulgence ostensibly because of father’s day but is an excuse ever necessary to drink whiskey with friends?
Well, if it’s a Pappy Van Winkle vertical line-up hosted by Buffalo Trace in Frankfort with only 136 people invited, then it’s a kind of special I guess.
Julian and Preston would talk about their family, their whiskey, and take questions as we sipped the 12b, 15yr, 20yr, and 23yr wheated whiskey that’s made them world famous.
We were told that people had come from fourteen states to attend and the four of us shared a table with Dave and Dawn who’d flown in from Colorado, and Derrick and Shannon who lived in nearby Lexington.
Surprisingly, they were all bourbon newbies who’d never had Pappy and I felt a bit guilty for even taking up a seat. I’ve access to Pappy any time and I’d enjoyed a similar presentation just back in December.
It was a fun night with friends, new acquaintances, fine food, and whiskey.