Pappy Van Winkle Seekers Waiting Hours for Bourbon

Watch the Pappy.

Though some seemed to have gotten an early distribution of the coveted Pappy Van Winkle bourbon whiskey a bit early this year, legally and otherwise, Tuesday was "Pappy Day" in Kentucky, otherwise known as release day, so naturally, drinkers flocked to their nearest Liquor Barns in hopes of scoring a 15-, 20-, or 23-year-aged bottle of bourbon. (Meanwhile, others have moved onto the less expensive 7-year W.L. Weller as an alternative, which Julian Van Winkle himself says "is very close to ours.") In any event, there's definitely a short supply out there, even if no one solves the mystery of the 65 missing cases and the bourbon bandit remains at large. Straight ahead, seven photos of crazy-long liquor-store lines.

This one must be a hundred Pappy fans long:

Then there's these:

The raffle:

This is a joke (we think):

This isn't:

And then of course there's the Pappy brag:

And, finally, for some, the big score:

Someone Stole 65 Cases of Ultra-Rare Pappy Van Winkle Whiskey