Pappy Van Winkle at Brick Alley Pub in Newport RI

12.09.14
Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon has Come to Newport, Rhode Island!

Calling all Rhode Island (and beyond) bourbon lovers: Brick Alley Pub is excited to announce the complete lineup of Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon offerings right here in Newport, Rhode Island! We have been working hard over the past couple of years to get our hands on a couple bottles of this legendary bourbon and that hard work has finally paid off.  Combine our Pappy Van Winkle collection with our current Beer Menu (here’s looking at your Goose Island, Allagash, Founders & Grey Sail) and you will be hard pressed to find a better local spot to eat and drink at (*humble brag*).

We are happy offer you the following Pappy Van Winkle reserves:

Old Rip Van Winkle 10 Year (107 Proof)

This wonderful bourbon is bottled as close to barrel proof as possible. By adding just a splash of Kentucky limestone well-water when emptying the barrels for bottling. Thus, this whiskey is as smooth as any you will find. The more water you add to whiskey from its natural barrel proof to its bottle proof, the harsher it becomes.

Van Winkle Special Reserve 12 Year (90.4 Proof)

Van Winkle Special Reserve is the perfect combination of age and proof. This sweet, full bodied whiskey has been described by some as “Nectar”. We agree! The 12 years of aging and medium proof of 90.4 seem to be just right in creating a very pleasant drink of whiskey. This fine bourbon can compete with any excellent cognac as an after dinner drink. The overall impression is rich and deep.

Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve 15 Year (107 Proof)

A younger version of the famous 20-year-old Pappy Van Winkle’ Family Reserve, this bourbon was crafted according to an exclusive family wheated recipe. The smooth, oak flavor blends well with the barrel proof. Selected from barrels in the heart of the Kentucky warehouse, it has remained untouched for 15 years and unhurried by time.

Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve 20 Year (90.4 Proof)

20 Year, 90.4 Proof This is the #1 rated Bourbon Whiskey in the world—Rated 99 out of 100 by the World Spirits Championship. This bourbon is aged 20 years and bottled at 90.4 proof. This whiskey is wonderfully smooth and rich. No other bourbon today can stand 20 years of aging, but this bourbon does it with style. “Pappy” Van Winkle was a true character. This bourbon, like “Pappy”, is full of character that makes it a very special whiskey. It has been put in the class of a fine after dinner cognac.

Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve 23 Year (95.6 Proof)

This very rare, limited edition bourbon takes generations of distilling know-how to produce. Only the most careful and expensive distilling method can be used to create a whiskey as special as this one. This is the same distillation as the famous 20 year old Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve. These barrels were carefully selected from the heart of the warehouse. This whiskey should be enjoyed neat. Any ice or water will dilute the uniqueness.

Be sure to head over to the Pappy Van Winkle site to learn about its unique history – how this bourbon came to be is actually a great story. And as soon as you are done reading, hurry on done to Brick Alley Pub to taste some of the history!

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