October 21, 3 pm
$175 per person, which includes 10 whiskies and barbecue by Q Restaurant and Bar. Cigars will be available for purchase.
Oh, folks, it’s coveted… like Chef David Chang coveted. In fact, that’s pointedly three fingers of Pappy Van Winkle that Chang sips in the Anthony Bourdain-penned scene in the second season of Treme. (Pappy also shows up in the hallowed pages of Chang’s cult cook porn, Lucky Peach). Sure, Pappy is expensive—as in, one bottle of the 20 year old regularly swings northward of $325.00 on eBay. But that’s not all. Even if you’re willing to spend the dough, you probably won’t find a bottle of this whiskey on the market. When this Food Republic article was written in May, there was a 90-person waitlist for one bottle of Pappy at a Brooklyn spirits shop, which explains the energetic and totally illegal re-sale market for those desperate enough to score. By law, liquor sales are restricted to licensed venues, so that Pappy listing on eBay winkingly states, “the bottle is being sold as a collectable and complies with eBay’s regulations on alcohol as the bottle is no longer available and its value is due to the fact that it is a collectable container, not its contents.” Yeah, riiiiiight, eBay, and those functioning bongs are really “tobacciana.”
With Pappy Van Winkle so rare and so coveted (and so frickin’ expensive), a night like Pour’s “Pappy and Friends” offers bourbon cultists an amazing opportunity to sample seven rare Pappies (and a few more friends), all under one roof for one night only. Here’s what you’ll find:
· Pappy Van Winkle 10 Year Old, both 90 proof and 107 proof
· Pappy Van Winkle 12, 15, 20, and 23 Year Old bourbons
· Pappy Van Winkle 13 Year rye
· Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Straight Rye Whiskey Uncut/Unfiltered 18 Year
· Colonel E.H. Taylor Warehouse C (Tornado Surviving) 10-Year, 100-Proof bourbon
· Parker’s Heritage Cognac Barrel Finished Bourbon 10 Year, 100 Proof
The size of this event is strictly limited because of the rarity of these whiskies. Basically, if you want to go, don’t wait to book your place. To reserve, call (914) 846-0606 or email Pour’s owner, Anthony Colasacco at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hot Flash: The New Rochelle Armory Project is a Go!
You remember my recent post about the exciting new restaurant/food hall project proposed for the historic New Rochelle Naval Armory? Well, guess what, folks—this sucker is a go: The city greenlit the project. Look for construction of a combination farmers’ market/restaurant complex/public park to get underway soon. Follow EDP—we’ll be checking in on the progress, but, for now, here’s the proposal.
I Want You (to Tell Me About Your Favorite Burgers)!
Folks, we’re on a BOLO (that’s Baretta-speak for Be On The Look Out) for Westchester’s greatest burgers—and we’re looking at everything from high-end haut to deliciously down and dirty. Westchester, where do you get your pattie on? What are your secret, D-L burger sources? Let me know in the comments section below, preferably using a silly screen name. Alternately, go ahead and email me privately on the EaterLine, email@example.com, where you won’t even have to watch your language (because, God knows, I don’t). Thanks for reading EDP, and don’t forget to drop me a line.