I just left Bag & String and today they’re sampling customers on Mint Juleps!
The tasting runs until 6 p.m. Stop on out!
Thanks for hosting such a great tasting Samuel Whitmore, Betsy Goldman and Renee Zahm!
And lastly, Bag & String’s recipe:
Shot this pic today while shopping for booze at Bag & String in Lakewood:
A local wine shop posted a picture online the other day that sent a few of my Facebook friends and I into full-on bourbon geek mode.
Bag & String Wine Merchants in Lakewood are a boon to have in the area. They’ve got an amazing selection of not only wines but also great spirits. The staff are friendly and knowledgable and the shop goes the extra mile, doing tastings and a monthly wine club and more.
And now they have three bottles of Pappy Van Winkle.
In their Facebook post, the shop said it’d acquired three bottles from a private collector — the 12, 15 and 20 year expressions.
Here’s their full post, screen-captured from my phone:
Pappy Van Winkle:
Pappy Van Winkle is a brand of bourbon owned by the “Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery” company (which does not actually own or operate a distillery, but rather has it produced under a contract with another company).
Pappy Van Winkle is distilled and bottled by the Sazerac Company at its Buffalo Trace Distillery. The brand is regarded as one of the finest bourbons in the world, and is rare to find on the market due to its very low production and high demand.
— Here is a link to a lengthy and interesting read, which bills itself as “The Complete Guide To Pappy Van Winkle.”
From their website:
Bag & String Wine Merchants is a boutique rare wine and liquor store with an emphasis on value and unique wines from around the globe.
Our primary goals are to provide unparalleled service, wine education and a selection that meets consumers’ needs and budget. Bag & String Wine Merchants — Purveyors of fine wine and spirits.
The shop is located at 119 Chautauqua Avenue in Lakewood,N.Y., just west of Jamestown. For more info visit the shop’a website online here.