Forget buying a bottle, most bourbon lovers will never eve get taste of Pappy Van Winkle. Hunting down a bottle is akin to looking for buried treasure without a map, and resellers are notorious for charging thousands of dollars for a bottle. Just because none of these gifts is actual Pappy doesn’t mean Dad won’t love them. From gear made by a new generation of Van Winkles to the glass you’d drink the stuff out of, here are 10 worthy gifts for the Pappy-obsessed dad — everything but the bottle.
The Glencairn Whiskey Glass
Expensive, weighty whiskey glasses are overhyped. All you need is an $8 Glencairn glass to drink your drams neat.
Bourbon Bottle Socks
A stocking-stuffer of a gift, these socks are a low-key way to flex one’s love of the juice.
Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon Barrel Aged Pepper Sauce
This rich, smoky hot sauce made in collaboration with Midland Ghost proves that Pappy & Company is doing more than slapping the Pappy name on random things. The ghost pepper-based sauce was a finalist for the 2019 Good Food Awards.
W&P Design Peak Single Sphere Ice Mold
One might enjoy their Pappy neat, but a big, cold rock, like this one from Peak, will chill your drink without diluting it too much.
Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon Nib Brittle
Olive & Sinclair, a Nashville artisan chocolate maker, ages organic cacao bean nibs in PVW bourbon barrels and blends them with caramelized brittle. A crowd-pleasing 67-percent chocolate layer rounds out the brittle for a delicious sweet snack.
Pappy & Company Bourbon Barrel Aged Coffee
Kentucky’s Good Folks Coffee used single-origin Guatemalan coffee beans aged in PVW bourbon barrels (noticing a trend?) to make a medium-to-dark roast coffee that’ll keep you going all morning until evening calls for a glass of bourbon.
Bourbon Needlepoint Ball Cap Hat
The notorious Pappy label is immediately recognizable on this minimal baseball cap, also known as the dad cap.
Pappy & Company Barrel-Aged Maple Syrup
Pappy & Co.’s maple syrup is probably the closest thing the brand makes to Pappy bourbon. Maple syrup is aged 6 months in Pappy Van Winkle 15-year barrels, and the final product is great on basically anything.
Bourbon Maple Biscuits
Callie’s Biscuits in Charleston, South Carolina, makes these delectable biscuits exclusively for Pappy & Company. They’re a great complement to the Pappy & Company Barrel-Aged Maple Syrup.
Pappy Van Winkle Barrel Fermented Cigars
Smoke like Pappy himself with a 10-pack of cigars from Drew Estate. The founder of Drew Estate made these cigars to pair well with any of Pappy’s bourbons, but they’re damn good on their own.
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