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Pappyland: A Story of Family, Fine Bourbon, and the Things That Last

  • Wright Thompson
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  • ISBN-10: 1432886606
  • ISBN-13: 9781432886608
  • DDC: 338.7
  • Shipping Weight: 1.00 lbs ( .45 kgs)
  • 318 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released April 2021

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An Instant New York Times Bestseller

As a journalist said of Pappy Van Winkle, “You could call it bourbon, or you could call it a $5,000 bottle of liquified, barrel-aged unobtanium.” Julian Van Winkle, the third-generation head of his family’s business, is swarmed wherever he goes, with people wanting him to sign their bottles of Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve. Pappyland is the story of how Van Winkle, the caretaker of the most coveted Kentucky Bourbon whiskey in the world, fought to protect his family’s heritage and preserve the taste of his forebears, in a world where authenticity, like his product, is in very short supply.

Reviews

Customer Reviews

“An amiable journey, courtesy of ESPN sportswriter Thompson, into the arcana of American whiskey [. . .] If you’re a fan of the magic that is an artful bourbon, this is just the book for you.”

— Kirkus Reviews

“A fast-paced and colorful history of 20th-century Southern culture, told through the story of charismatic cult-bourbon maker Julian P. Van Winkle III. . . . ‘Being Southern,’ Thompson writes, ‘means carrying a responsibility to shake off the comforting blanket of myth and see ourselves clearly.’ Thompson more than fulfills that burden with insight and eloquence.”

— Publishers Weekly (starred)