Understanding Our Cigar Blends: Tradition vs Barrel Fermented

Understanding Our Cigar Blends: Tradition vs Barrel Fermented
In 2014 we launched our line of Pappy Van Winkle Barrel Fermented cigars, in partnership with Drew Estate, the largest producers of handmade cigars in Nicaragua. Then in 2020 we launched a second line of cigars with Drew Estate, known as the Pappy Van Winkle Tradition. With two distinct Pappy...

What We’re Sipping This Season: Spring Cocktail Recipes

What We’re Sipping This Season: Spring Cocktail Recipes
Spring blooms and a fresh batch of Orasella cherries in our pantry, inspired this latest round of cocktail recipes, as we're always trying to improve our at-home cocktail making skills. One tip I was recently reminded of, is that a well-balanced cocktail requires three, not just two. flavor elements: 1....

Pappyisms: Timeless Pappy anecdotes that inspire us today

Pappyisms: Timeless Pappy anecdotes that inspire us today
As we're about to celebrate what would be Pappy's 147th birthday, we wanted to share some of his stories and anecdotes that continue to bring us inspiration and remind us of his special character. Pappy was a man of reason, hard work and always committed to quality. He was larger...

What We're Sipping This Spring: Strawberry Basil Margaritas

What We're Sipping This Spring: Strawberry Basil Margaritas
While Spring Break may not include tropical beach destinations this year, that's no reason we can't have our own spring-inspired fiesta at home with these delicious Strawberry Basil Margaritas. The combination of basil and strawberry screams spring freshness with a hint of fruit flavored sweetness from our favorite Orasella cherry...

Spring Recipe: Halloumi, Strawberry & Spinach Salad

Spring Recipe: Halloumi, Strawberry & Spinach Salad
As the first signs of spring start to bloom, we're excited for the season's bright colors and fresh flavors that are always a warm welcome after winter. This hearty salad packs a solid punch with a grain base and halloumi cheese; combined with fresh berries and cherry tomatoes to make...

What Makes Our Pappy Van Winkle Maple Syrup So Darn Special?

What Makes Our Pappy Van Winkle Maple Syrup So Darn Special?
It’s no secret that our Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon Barrel-Aged Pure Maple Syrup is one of our best selling items. While we may have industry awards and thousands of customer reviews to prove it’s well-earned popularity, we thought we’d take a moment to explain what exactly makes our maple syrup...

Our Top 10 Favorite Ways to Enjoy our Barrel-Aged Maple Syrup

Our Top 10 Favorite Ways to Enjoy our Barrel-Aged Maple Syrup
When I think about all the ways I like to use our Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon Barrel-Aged Pure Maple Syrup, I find myself replaying that scene from Forrest Gump when Benjamin Buford “Bubba” Blue famously lists off the myriad of ways to enjoy shrimp. “You can barbecue it, boil it,...

Holidays At Home with Founders Carrie & Louise Van Winkle

Holidays At Home with Founders Carrie & Louise Van Winkle
‘Tis the season for eating, drinking and feeling merry. While large holiday parties might be at a lull this year, all the more reason to enjoy special holiday meals at home with close friends and family. I am a big believer in keeping things simple around the holidays. There seems...

Pappy & Company's Team Holiday Wishlist

Pappy & Company's Team Holiday Wishlist
This holiday season, here at Pappy & Company, we feel very fortunate to be gifted with talented co-workers, our incredible friends and family and most of all our health. 2020 has been a challenging year for so many of us and we certainly do not take for granted the fact...