Just a quick notice that the Jefferson’s 18 Year Old K&L Exclusive Bourbon is here! It’s $74.99, it is ultra delicious, and it’s not going to last long.
There will be an email going out to the big list on Thursday, but I think I might be telling the owners to cancel it. I have a feeling that this message to you whiskey insiders will be enough. The staff is going to buy half of it because it’s the last chance at a piece of whiskey history. For the price, there is not a better, more accessible, more delicious, and more rare Bourbon we carry.
If you’re in the dark as to why this whiskey is so special, remember that this is 18 year old Stitzel Weller Bourbon – the same distillery that closed in 1991 and was previously run by the Van Winkle family. This is the same whiskey that goes into Pappy Van Winkle 20 and 23 year. It’s also the absolute last of what Jefferson’s has. There will no longer be any Jefferson’s Presidential Bourbon – not for us, not for any other store. It’s gone. The only SW stocks that we still know of are either with the Willett family (see the Willett 20 year for $170) or the Van Winkle family, i.e. the Pappy Van Winkle whiskies. Preston Van Winkle was open enough to tell me recently that he doesn’t see their stocks lasting beyond the next 3-4 years. Basically, the point is – Stitzel Weller whiskey is quickly on its way to extinction.
Sooooooooo……..if you want to get a bottle, our Jefferson’s represents the most price efficient option. Grab one, grab five, grab whatever you need. It is going to sell and it is going to sell fast. If you missed out on the Pappy sweepstakes, this is your next best option. I just re-tasted it and it’s as fantastic as any other batch we’ve carried in the past.
Also finally in stock – the Hooker’s House Sonoma Style Bourbon for $35.99. This is another hot ticket item. If you’re making Manhattans for the holidays, it’s hard to imagine a better whiskey to make them with. The cherry fruit from the Pinot Noir barrel aging is simply lovely. I really think it’s going to give Black Maple Hill a run for the money once people start tasting it.
That’s it for now. Gotta run back to the sales floor. Happy Holidays to all of you! Stay sane out there on the road and in the stores.