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Eight Row Flint Is Practically Giving Away Its Pappy Van Winkle

How to gulp down snifters of the pricy bourbon at-cost

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Brenna Houck is a Cities Manager for the Eater network. She previously edited Eater Detroit and reported for Eater. You can follow her on the internet at @brennahouck.

Every fall, boozehounds lose their minds over Pappy Van Winkle, a wheated Kentucky bourbon released in limited quantities. Somewhere between 7,000 and 8,000 cases are released annually, resulting in scarcity and a fight over who will receive those coveted bottles. While some might argue that there are less expensive, comparable options out there, the legend of Van Winkle continues to inspire a dedicated following.

Enter the heights’ rare whiskey haven Eight Row Flint: The bar announced today that it will buck the tradition of charging astronomical prices for Pappy pours and instead — for one night-only — sell its entire allocation to patrons at-cost.

That doesn’t mean the brown booze comes cheap. Prices will range between $4.47 for a 1.5-ounce pour of Old Rip Van Winkle 10 year to $71 $28.50 for a 1.5-ounce glass of Pappy 23. The event also comes with a few ground rules and stipulations that will be strictly enforced to ensure as many people as possible get a taste.

  • The first 100 customers through the door will receive a wrist band and a number guaranteeing them a 1.5-ounce tasting.
  • Only one serving is allowed per-person.
  • No one can purchase the Pappy for someone else.

Customers can also expect additional bar specials to round off the night of rare booze. The event kicks off December 26 at 5:30 p.m. Hold onto your hats Houston drinkers.

Correction: The initial price for Pappy 23 that was provided to Eater is incorrect and has been updated.

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