I went down to the neighborhood bar for wine night tonight, and as the night winded down, the bartender told one of the other patrons that I am a big bourbon fan and asked if he could give me a pour. At this point I didn't know what he was talking about, but the other patron said yes and the bartender pulled out a bottle in a red felt bag. I found out that the bartender had recently helped the other patron acquire a bottle of Pappy Van Winkle 20 yr, and I was about to get a free pour. Amazing is the only word I can use to describe it. I'll be putting my name on the wait list tomorrow.