Utahns will get a second shot to buy hard-to-get Pappy Van Winkle bourbons.
The Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control announced Tuesday that it has received two more bottles of the company’s highly prized 23-year-aged spirit.
In addition to the Pappy Van Winkle, two other rare spirits are part of the drawing. The state is selling nine bottles of Old Forester Birthday Bourbon for $99.99 each and 22 bottles of Elmer T. Lee 100th Bourbon for $105.15 apiece.
In 2019, Utah received 183 bottles of Pappy Van Winkle products and more than 16,000 residents entered the drawing for a chance to buy one.
Because of the limited availability, the spirits typically have a huge markup in other states and online. But, in Utah, the price is much less. It’s one instance when the state’s legislatively mandated 88% liquor markup works in favor of consumers.