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Pappy Van Winkle is Back and Bub City’s Got It

Pappy Van Winkle is Back and Bub City’s Got It

Jan 4, 2019

Even if you’re not a whiskey aficionado, trust us when we say there’s something special about taking a sip of Pappy Van Winkle. Sure, the fact that it is only released once a year in small batches has something to do with it, but ever since the 1900s the Van Winkle family have been trailblazers in the world of whiskey.

Pappy Van Winkle at Bub City

This holiday season, treat yourself to Pappy Van Winkle at Bub City River North or in Rosemont, as the restaurants are some of the few in the Chicagoland area to release six varieties including the 10 Year 12 Year, 13 Year Rye, 15 Year, 20 Year and 23 Year. While some of the more rare sips may cost you, Bub City wants to make sure that everyone has an opportunity to try Pappy while it lasts.

Here’s a list of what we’re serving* at Bub City Rosemont and River North.

  • Old Rip Van Winkle 10 Year, $22
  • Van Winkle Special Reserve 12 Year, $26
  • Van Winkle Family Reserve Rye 13 Year, $45 (The 13 Year has been a hidden treasure since it wasn’t released last year.)
  • Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve 15 Year, $50
  • Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve 20 Year, $75
  • Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve 23 Year, $90

*All priced as a 2 oz. pour

For those with a more curious palate, Bub City offers build-your-own whiskey flights daily, where you can pick three whiskeys to try. Pro tip: If you order the premium whiskey flight, it includes a taste of select Pappy Van Winkle pours.

whiskey tasting flight at bub city

At any given time, Bub City serves more than 125 varieties of American whiskey from Whistle Pig, Old Forester and Willett to limited, seasonal releases like Heaven Hill 27 Year, Michter’s 20 Year Bourbon, Whistle Pig Boss Hog: Spirit of Mauve 2018 Release, the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection and more.

Want to learn more about the whiskey offerings at Bub City? Might we suggest bellying up to the Whiskey Bar at either location and one of our bartenders can surely help you discover your new favorite whiskey.

staff at whiskey bar at bub city

Bub City also offers whiskey 101 private tastings that are great for a last minute holiday party idea!

To make your reservation at Bub City River North, click here.

Join us at Bub City Rosemont. Make a reservation here.  

The team at Bub City is always on the hunt for new, rare finds to add to our whiskey shelves. Up next, the team is excited to be working on exclusive Bub City single barrels debuting in early 2019!

 


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