Pappy Van Winkle remains one of the most elusive, sought-after whiskey brands in the country. Thanks to a combination of hype, scarcity, and genuine quality, bottles of Pappy are quickly snatched up and sold on secondary markets for thousands of dollars – well over the sticker price. As this cycle continues year after year, bourbon enthusiasts eagerly anticipate the announcement of Pappy Van Winkle’s annual lineup. And to the surprise of many, the 2022 lineup may be more accessible and readily available than past years.
2022 marks the 20th anniversary of the official partnership between Van Winkle family and Buffalo Trace. And this year’s release features six expressions, which will be, according to Buffalo Trace, available in greater quantities than normal. Thanks to more whiskey being stocked away and a higher yield, there will be a greater number of bottles on shelves in 2022. Still, demand will likely be just as high so if you’re seeking out a bottle, best of luck to you.
Included in the 2022 lineup is: Old Rip Van Winkle Handmade Bourbon 10-Year-Old ($69.99); Van Winkle Special Reserve Bourbon 12-Year-Old ($79.99); Van Winkle Family Reserve Rye 13-Year-Old ($119.99); Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve Bourbon 15-Year-Old ($119.99); Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve Bourbon 20-Year-Old ($199.99); and Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve Bourbon 23-Year-Old ($299.99). These bottles will be going on sale later this month so check in with your local liquor stores for availability.