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How to Spot A Fake Pappy Van Winkle

    • 195 posts
    July 11, 2016 12:45 PM PDT

    How To Spot A Fake Pappy Van Winkle

    • Know the person you’re trading with. Try to stick to friends or guys that can be vouched for by another member of the bourbon community
    • Ask for proof of purchase
    • Look for a laser code
    • check the cap for signs it’s been replaced. Everything about the bottle could be original except for the foil cap (and contents). Be familiar with the real Pappy foil caps. Real bottles are done in Buffalo Trace’s million dollar bottling facility. If the cap looks wrinkled, crooked or just off it’s probably because the guy refilled the bottle and put the foil cap on in his garage with a heat gun or hairdryer.