Pennsylvania Liquor Control Commission holds rare whiskey lottery

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board announced Tuesday that it will hold a lottery for the right to purchase the limited-release whiskey.

In a news release, PLCB said 1,590 rare whiskeys, including more than 1,400 Van Winkle products, will be part of the lottery. Pennsylvania residents and licensees must by 5:00 p.m. Friday to Limited public lottery site and

Van Winkle is a Kentucky bourbon, batches aged 10-23 years, rated 99 out of 100 by Wine Enthusiast Magazine and the World Spirits Championship.

There will be separate draws for each whiskey and draw entrants can enter one, several or all draws. Due to the lottery, the right to purchase is limited to one per person. If a participant wins the right to purchase bottles in a drawing, they will be removed from the next drawing.

Here are the batches available for auction:

  • Puppy Van Winkles Family Reserve Straight Bourbon 23 Years Old 95 Proof, $399.99 Each – 27 Bottles for Individual Consumers, 9 Bottles for Licensees.
  • Van Winkle Family Reserve Straight Rye Whiskey 13 Years, $159.99 each – 52 bottles for individual consumers, 17 bottles for licensees.
  • Puppy Van Winkles Family Reserve Straight Bourbon 20 Years Old 90 Proof, $249.99 Each – 81 Bottles for Individual Consumers, 27 Bottles for Licensees.
  • Puppy Van Winkles Family Reserve Straight Bourbon 15 Years Old 107 Proof, $149.99 Each – 86 Bottles for Individual Consumers, 28 Bottles for Licensees.
  • Old Rip Van Winkle Handmade Straight Bourbon 10 Years Old 107 Proof, $89.99 each – 237 bottles for individual consumers, 78 bottles for licensees.
  • Van Winkle Special Reserve Straight Bourbon 12 Years Old 90 Proof, $99.99 each – 599 bottles for individual consumers, 199 bottles for licensees.

There’s also another draw for Old Forester Birthday Straight Bourbon 2022, $159.99 each. 90 for individual consumers and 60 for licensees.

Winner must select a store to pick up their purchase. Persons interested in participating in one or more lotteries or drawings must have a valid account Billing information is on file.

Lottery is open to Pennsylvania residents 21 and older and photo ID required for redemption.

As always with alcohol sales in Pennsylvania, resale of bottles sold through auctions is illegal without a proper license to sell alcohol. Pennsylvania Liquor Control Commission holds rare whiskey lottery

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