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Pappy Van Winkle created a Kentucky bourbon empire in the years after Prohibition, but in the 1960s, drinkers’ tastes changed, and Pappy’s heirs found themselves forced to sell the distillery. As ESPN senior writer Wright Thompson reports in this page-turning blend of biography, autobiography, philosophy and Kentucky history, Pappy’s grandson, Julian Van Winkle III, struggled for years to regain a foothold in the industry for his family’s bourbon. Ultimately, through determination – and thanks to powerful memories and his renowned palate – Van Winkle found new success in his family tradition and returned Pappy’s to its past glory.
About the Author
ESPN writer Wright Thompson also wrote The Cost of These Dreams.