Find the Pappy: the search for which CT restaurant has Pappy Van Winkle’s?

19 Aug

Find the Pappy Plan B Burger Bar

We received an e-mail from Lena DiGenti, Chief Strategy Officer at Locals 8, owners of Plan B Burger Bar & Bistro.  Normally Lena will send us things to look forward to such as beer dinners, openings like their Fairfield location, or burger contests, but this latest e-mail left us, honestly, bewildered.  Here’s the message:

Hey Everyone,

Do you like games? I’ve got one it’s called hide the pickle, oh no not that one –  I mean it’s called Find the Pappy. We hid some away for a rainy day and I’ve run out of patience.

The Pappy is very elusive, he is hard to find and even harder to catch. I heard a rumor he is hanging out in a bar that used to be a train station. Better hurry though he’s old but this guy moves fast.
Good Luck,
~ Lena
So many thoughts went through our head.  A bar at an old train station, Find the Pappy, old guys?  But, it all began to come into focus when we looked at the graphic attached to the email…that’s the one at the top of our post.  We’re talking about Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, aged 20 years.  Yes, the same Bourbon Whiskey that is rated 99 out of 100 at the World Spirits Championship and from Wine Enthusiast.  The same Pappy Van Winkle’s that brings men and women to their knees in frustration of finding.  The same Pappy Van Winkle’s that people call liquor store after liquor store to find, only to be put on a two year long waiting list (if you’re lucky).
Now, onto where you can savor Pappy!  Well, uh, we’ll have to leave that up to you.  It’s part of the fun and the mystery.  If you’re too lazy, let us google that for you.
Good luck in your search and please share your Pappy adventures.

19 Responses to “Find the Pappy: the search for which CT restaurant has Pappy Van Winkle’s?”

  1. rachelhurvitz August 19, 2013 at 1:36 pm #

    I hear it’s at Plan B Simsbury now and will make an appearance at each location.


  2. talkavino August 19, 2013 at 11:48 am #

    I honestly don’t get the latest craze with Rip Van Winkle – those bourbons were never easy to find, but they are impossible to find now… People in wine stores just laugh in your face when you ask about Rip Van Winkle… The cheapest one you can find ( according to Wine-searcher), 10 years old, is $385 in some store in California…. Totally nuts!


    • Dan and Kristien Del Ferraro August 19, 2013 at 12:43 pm #

      We want to try it only because people have made this seem so legendary. Just one of those things…like seeing the Grand Canyon


      • Kris Yeager August 19, 2013 at 2:14 pm #

        I have had the pleasure of owning a bottle of 15yr and bought a 10yr. for a friend. I have tried many a bourbon and can say with all my heart…They are every bit worth the hype! If anyone finds it or knows when it is in Milford or Stamford, please let me know!!!!


    • rachelhurvitz August 19, 2013 at 1:42 pm #

      There has been a HUGE increase in the demand of bourbon in the past 5 years and many places are taking advantage and are raising prices astronomically. Plan B Burger Bar has reasonable pricing at:
      Pappy Van Winkle 12/15 year: nip- $11.50 or three fingers- $23
      Pappy Van Winkle 20 year nip $20.75 or three fingers- $37


  3. krisyeagerKris Yeager August 19, 2013 at 10:05 am #

    I was in Milford for dinner Saturday when I saw the Facebook post. The waiter thought he had some. Unfortunately, it wasn’t there (spoiler alert!: he said it is in W*** H*******) so I had to settle for Blanton’s! I have a tough life!!!


  4. Ash August 19, 2013 at 10:01 am #

    Station House in Stratford?


  5. Leslie Reiter August 19, 2013 at 9:47 am #

    Holy crap, I need to get in on this. Who’s up for a road trip? ;)


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