Abel has teamed up with Penguin Press and Skylark Bookshop to giveaway a one-of-a-kind Super Series 11/12 in conjunction with the release of Pappyland by Wright Thompson. Pappyland details how Julian Van Winkle III, the caretaker of the most coveted cult Kentucky Bourbon whiskey in the world, fought to protect his family’s heritage and preserve the taste of his forebears, in a world where authenticity, like his product, is in very short supply.
But how do you win the reel deal? Simple, all you need to purchase a copy of the book from Skylark Bookshop, which you can do either by clicking this link or shooting them an email. Once they’ve processed your order, they’ll send you a link to the online event and enter your name into the drawing!
About Pappyland and the Event
“Pappyland is the story of how Julian Van Winkle III, the caretaker of the most coveted cult Kentucky Bourbon whiskey in the world, fought to protect his family’s heritage and preserve the taste of his forebears, in a world where authenticity, like his product, is in very short supply. The New York Times Book Review described it as “a soulful journey that blends together biography, autobiography, philosophy, Kentucky history, the story of bourbon’s origins and an insider’s look at how the Van Winkle whiskey is made and marketed . . . Pappyland moves smoothly through the family lore with the subtle nuances of a well-aged bourbon; it has top notes of stoicism and melancholy and a lingering finish of pride, even when recounting the hard times.” Walter Isaacson said: “In Wright Thompson’s beautifully written and delightful book, Julian Van Winkle’s odyssey to make whiskey in the spirit of his beloved Pappy becomes a story about how we keep faith with the past—with our ancestors and with the legacy of a great craft—and how we move on from it. Pappyland is a beautiful antidote to false sentiment; I cherished it.”
About the Presenters
Wright Thompson is the author of two New York Times bestsellers, The Cost of These Dreams and, most recently, Pappyland. He is a senior writer for ESPN. He lives in Oxford, Mississippi with his family.
Preston Van Winkle is the fourth generation member of the Van Winkle family to enter into the bourbon business. He is the great-grandson of iconic bourbon maker Julian P. “Pappy” Van Winkle, Sr. and son of the current Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery President, Julian P. Van Winkle, III. He lives in Louisville, KY.
Art Webb, Director of Marketing at Abel Reels, is a veteran of four decades in the advertising agency business and a lifelong fly fisherman. Upon selling his agency in 2017, Art purchased, and for three years ran, Silver Kings — a three-time Emmy Award-winning TV show about fly fishing in the Florida Keys. He now resides with his wife in Montrose, Colorado heading up all things marketing-related for Abel Reels, Ross Reels, and Airflo Fly Lines.
Learn more about the event on Skylark Bookshop’s website, here!