Pappyland: A Story of Family, Fine Bourbon, and the Things That Last

When the award-winning journalist Wright Thompson approached our dad Julian Van Winkle about telling his story—how Dad set out to save our family’s storied bourbon barrel at a time—he didn't quite realize what he’d signed up for. He'll be the first to admit, he’s not a natural talker, but Thompson amplified his voice and spun Dad’s truth-is-stranger-than-fiction tale with authenticity and soul. It’s a book our family will cherish for generations, and we hope the bourbon lovers in yours will, too.

Customer Reviews

Based on 19 reviews
Product Ideas: Presents for bourbon lover and addition to silent auction I donate to a Childhood Cancer 5013C. Wish I had gotten more.
Loved the autograph.

Present and one for a Bourbon basket I donate every year to a nonprofit organization silent auction. DC Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation which I am Director of Development and Fund Raising Volunteer. This year the basket donated grossed $1,000.00. No Pappy Van Winkle in it. But I thought this book autographed will be a great addition.

Mike C.
Product Ideas: Myself and for autograph
Pappy land

What a great book. A lot of information I wasn’t aware of. Easy read also

Hubert H.
Helped me re-live my youth with Julian and his family

Wright does a job comparing his "upbringing" in relationship to how Julian was raised and proceeded to become his own man

Shawn Z.
Product Ideas: Gift
Half And Half

My wife purchased this for me as a gift as I am a huge bourbon enthusiast. I was extremely excited to read it and was looking forward to learning the history of the brand from the first hand view of puppy's grandson. Unfortunately only half of the book was about Julian and his family. The other half was about the authors life and his woke political views. I was extremely disappointed and felt if I wanted to know about Wright Thompson's life and marriage I would of read his autobiography. Being he is not famous or talented enough to get people to buy a book about his life he used Julian VanWinkles story as a bait and switch.

Kirk B.

Fast shipping
Great Book

bob y.
great read.

this book was a great read. a pleasure learning about the history of Julian Van Winkle. Excellent book to share with family and friends.