Like Fight Club, most bars that sell Pappy Van Winkle whiskey don't want to talk about it.
The Kentucky-made, small-batch whiskey is hard to find, expensive and lauded as some of the best bourbon in the world. A magazine in Louisville called it "the best bourbon you'll never taste," because when bars (or individuals) get a bottle, it doesn't last long. There was even a Pappy heist in 2013, which is just as juicy as it sounds.
You could try to buy bottles of Pappy on the black market, Esquire notes, or you could find someplace with a coveted bottle, flash some cash and ask politely for a glass.
Or you could go to a tasting at Henry's Majestic in Dallas. It'll cost you: The four-course whiskey dinner on Jan. 26 is $385 a person. The restaurant's Corporate Beverage Director Alex Fletcher has four bottles: Old Rip Van Winkle 10-year, Van Winkle Special Reserve 12-year, Pappy Van Winkle's Family Reserve 15-year Old Rip Van Winkle, and Pappy Van Winkle's Special Reserve 20-year.