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Pennsylvanians get chance at Pappy Van Winkle whiskeys in limited-release lottery

Pennsylvania residents age 21 and older have a chance to purchase some of the most in-demand whiskeys in the world.

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board on Monday said registration is open for a limited-release lottery for the opportunity to buy 1,931 bottles of Van Winkle whiskeys.

State residents and licensees have until 5 p.m. Jan. 8 to opt in to one or more of six drawings. To enter, first set up an account on the Fine Wine and Good Spirits web site at www.fwgs.com. Quick checkout and store delivery information must be completed.

Six separate computerized random drawings will be conducted during the week of Jan. 11. Drawings will be witnessed by an independent third party. The PLCB said it hopes to contact all winning and non-winning entries by email by Jan. 29.

Separate drawings will be conducted for

• Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve Straight Bourbon 23 Year Old 95.6 Proof 2020 Release, $399.99 each (18 bottles for individual consumers, five bottles for licensees);

• Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve Straight Bourbon 20 Year Old 90.4 Proof 2020 Release, $249.99 each (54 bottles for individual consumers, 17 bottles for licensees);

• Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve Straight Bourbon 15 Year Old 107 Proof 2020 Release, $149.99 each (134 bottles for individual consumers, 44 bottles for licensees);

• Van Winkle Family Reserve Straight Rye Whiskey 13 Year Old 95.6 Proof 2020 Release, $159.99 each (134 bottles for individual consumers, 44 bottles for licensees);

• Old Rip Van Winkle Handmade Straight Bourbon 10 Year Old 107 Proof 2020 Release, $89.99 each (370 bottles for individual consumers, 123 bottles for licensees); and

• Van Winkle Special Reserve Straight Bourbon 12 Year Old 90.4 Proof 2020 Release, $99.99 each (741 bottles for individual consumers, 247 bottles for licensees).

There’s a limit of one bottle per winner for purchase. Winners may not resell their bottles; the sale of alcoholic beverages without a license is prohibited under Pennsylvania law. Participants will be asked to agree to terms and conditions and confirm Pennsylvania residency.

Registration is open for the opportunity to buy 1,931 bottles of Van Winkle whiskeys, which are released just once a year.

Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board Holds Lottery For Limited-Release Van Winkle Whiskey

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – You can take a chance on some highly sought-after liquor. The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board is holding a lottery for whiskey.

It’s not just any whiskey, it’s limited-edition Van Winkle.

These Kentucky whiskeys are made using recipes dated back four generations.

The bottles run between $90 and $400.

  • Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve Straight Bourbon 23 Year Old 95.6 Proof 2020 Release, $399.99 each – 18 bottles for individual consumers, five bottles for licensees
  • Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve Straight Bourbon 20 Year Old 90.4 Proof 2020 Release, $249.99 each – 54 bottles for individual consumers, 17 bottles for licensees
  • Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve Straight Bourbon 15 Year Old 107 Proof 2020 Release, $149.99 each – 134 bottles for individual consumers, 44 bottles for licensees
  • Van Winkle Family Reserve Straight Rye Whiskey 13 Year Old 95.6 Proof 2020 Release, $159.99 each – 134 bottles for individual consumers, 44 bottles for licensees
  • Old Rip Van Winkle Handmade Straight Bourbon 10 Year Old 107 Proof 2020 Release, $89.99 each – 370 bottles for individual consumers, 123 bottles for licensees
  • Van Winkle Special Reserve Straight Bourbon 12 Year Old 90.4 Proof 2020 Release, $99.99 each – 741 bottles for individual consumers, 247 bottles for licensees

Separate drawings will be conducted for each of these limited-release whiskeys, and lottery participants may opt in to one, several, or all drawings.

You can take a chance on some highly sought-after liquor. ]]>