For those with Deep Pockets and/or Bourbon Fanatics

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“BOURBON STEAK Hosts Pappy Van Winkle Dinner

WHAT: This St. Patrick’s Day BOURBON STEAK is excited to host a very special St. Pappy’s Day dinner, featuring five vintages of the sought-after Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon.

Head Bartenders Jamie MacBain and Duane Sylvestre will be pouring the Van Winkle Reserve, as well as the 10, 15, 20 and 23 year vintages. Each taste will be paired with a course created by Executive Chef John Critchley to complement the Bourbon.

Guests at the dinner will gain insight into Pappy Van Winkle’s distilling history and its contribution to Bourbon culture in the United States.

WHEN: Monday, March 17, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.

WHERE: The private dining room at BOURBON STEAK

BOURBON STEAK is Chef Michael Mina’s modern American steakhouse located in the Four Seasons Hotel at 2800 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington,

RESERVATIONS: The dinner is priced at $300 per person and includes all pours of Pappy Van Winkle bourbons and a five-course dinner. Price is exclusive of tax and gratuity.”

17 Comment

  • Vintage Pappy is amazing, but $300 for this event is obscene.

  • justinbc

    I love Pappy, it’s unquestionably a great bourbon, but it’s definitely not the “best” bourbon despite the prices it commands. It’s now cult status has overshadowed what used to be a lucky find if you spotted it on a bar shelf. Duane makes excellent drinks, and I love the food at Bourbon Steak, but I agree this event is overpriced by about $50.

    • Thanks, Justin!

    • What are some of the “best” bourbons out there. Trying to expand my liquor cabinet . . .

      • saf

        Depends on your preferences. Go to a good whisky bar and taste some!

        • Thanks, that’s very helpful.
          I’m obviously asking for other opinions.

          • I’ve been really enjoying some of the Four Roses Single Barrel releases lately. They’re really good, but you won’t break the bank. Elijah Craig 12 Year is excellent if you enjoy a really oaky bourbon. Bulleit is good. George T. Stagg if you can find it. Basil Hayden’s is an old standby for me. Booker’s is really good too, but it’s sold at barrel proof which limits its usefulness. And the ultimate bargain bourbon that is secretly really good is the 100 proof Old Grand Dad Bonded.

          • saf

            It’s one of those things that is SO subjective that it can’t really be answered. At least, not without a LOT more information that you gave.

            What do you like? Why? What do you NOT like? Why?

          • “It’s one of those things that is SO subjective that it can’t really be answered.”
            And yet, four other people who aren’t feeling oddly combative over an innocuous question had no trouble at all providing answers. But, I’ll revise the question: What are YOUR current favorites? Currently open in my liquor cabinet are the Four Rose’s Single Barrel Anon at 3:14 mentioned, Angel’s Envy, and the Col. E.H. Taylor Single Barrel.

      • Old Overholdt is all you need, son.

      • i like Buffalo Trace…it’s smooth and delicious, and doesn’t break the bank.

      • Buffalo Trace is really good, and made by the same distiller who makes Pappy.

  • No menu and no mention of pour sizes – which in this instance makes a big difference. Devil is in the details here!

  • Isn’t Pappy selling for $1000 per bottle or more? This might be a good price for 5 full pours and dinner.

  • I paid $25 for a shot of Pappy last December. I had to try it, and a bar a buddy of mine likes had it. We’re going to make a shot at this bar an annual ritual around Christmas. But I wouldn’t spen $300 on dinner. On the other hand, this deal sounds better than what you get at Minibar, and at least you can get a reservation to this dinner!

  • Pappy 23 is pretty amazing. I did a flight (.5 oz) of the 12, 15, 20, and 23 for $60 in Louisville a month ago. IMHO, the 12 was not better than any one of the very good bourbons mentioned below, including Four Rose’s Single, Blanton’s or regular old Buffalo Trace. On a side note, anyone ever try Wathen’s?

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