It’s pretty hard to throw an empty bottle of bourbon around and hit someone who hasn’t heard about Pappy Van Winkle bourbon. Everyone these days knows about the legendary bourbon and some have even gotten their hands on a bottle or two during the now annual release of Pappy bottles. But how many really know the history of Pappy Van Winkle?
Could you pass a Pappy test if one was issued to allow you to purchase a bottle of his bourbon?
If you had read “But Always Fine Bourbon” by Sally Van Winkle Campbell you’d be in pretty good. Sally’s book details the incredible story of Pappy Van Winkle and Stitzel Weller bourbon.
Here’s the book’s description from Amazon.com:
“But Always Fine Bourbon” is the story of the Stitzel Weller Distillery, which, for a large part of the 20th century was known for making the finest bourbon in the world. It’s the tale of the Van Winkle family, of the legendary “Pappy” Van Winkle, of an era when businesses were still run by larger-than-life men who had other priorties than maximizing the bottom line. It’s the story of the American Dream: the creation of a family company, so common a part of this country’s history, but now disappearing in our age of mergers and acquisitions. It’s a story anyone with an interest in bourbon, or Kentucky, or the history of this country will relish. The book is filled with large beautiful photographs.
The book is a moving tribute to Pappy Van Winkle’s legacy and it is as beautifully crafted as the bourbon that bears his name. I’ve only begun reading my copy and I can already tell it’s going to have a place of honor on my coffee table for years to come.
We’re thrilled to be able to give away a copy of “But Always Fine Bourbon” to a member of the Bourbon & Banter community that is personally signed by Sally Van Winkle Campbell. All you have to do to enter is head over to our Facebook page and submit your name and email address. (If you haven’t ‘Liked’ us on Facebook yet you’ll have to do that first.) When we reach 3,000 fans on Facebook we’ll draw the winner of the book.
Make sure to invite your friends to enter as well. The sooner we reach 3,000 Fans, the sooner someone wins the book. Good luck!
And for those of you who can’t wait to get your own copy, head on over to PappyBook.com and place an order. If you wind up winning our copy you can consider Xmas shopping done for one lucky person in your life.