Every year, I ask Santa for a bottle of Pappy Van Winkle bourbon from Kentucky, and every year he comes up empty-handed. If the man in red can’t get it, who can? The answer: very few.
Pappy, as it’s called by its legions of fans, is easily the most sought-after bourbon on the planet—and probably Mars, too. But as good as it is, it’s not without stiff competition. Here are five other cult bourbons you actually have a chance of gifting (and drinking) this holiday season.
1. W.L. Weller Special Reserve
2. Four Roses Single Barrel
3. Jefferson's Presidential Select 21 Year
4. Willett Pot Still Reserve
5. George T. Stagg