Pappy Van Winkle's Family Reserve, 23-Year Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Old Rip van Winkle Distillery
Bottled in 2008, bottle #C9790
In velvet presentation bag
1 bottle per lot
ABOUT THE WINE
"At a profit if we can, at a loss if we must, but always fine bourbon." While this is a bourbon that needs now introduction, it is worth mentioning some of the attributes of the Pappy Van Winkle that has made the brand a household name. The barrels sourced for this extremely rare blend come from the heart of the warehouse, and the recipe favors rye over wheat, which contributes to its more complex flavor in the finished whiskey. A whopping, 94% of the bourbon in the twenty-three-year-old barrel will is lost to evaporation, known as the angels' share. This explains, at least in part, the rarity and the justifiably high prices.
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You will be responsible for any and all shipping expenses, including costs, packing and handling, and loss damage liability fees. Columbus Circle Wines and Spirits/Christie’s will arrange for its New York warehouse partner, The Wine Cellarage, to provide loss damage liability for purchased lots when arrangements are made for such lots to be shipped or delivered to you at a rate of 1% (one percent) of the total purchase price, except that we will not charge any fee for loss damage liability for Manhattan and Hampton's deliveries paid in full by the payment deadline. This will be charged at check-out (unless you specifically make your own arrangements, collect in person or specifically waive or decline such provision) and will cover loss, theft, damage or breakage. None of Columbus Circle Wines and Spirits/Christie’s, The Wine Cellarage or its forwarding agents can be held responsible for any changes to the wines during shipment or for leakage. There is an additional charge (except for delivery in some areas of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts) for shipping the original wooden cases.
These Conditions of Sale are designed to conform to the applicable sections of the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs Rules and Regulations as Amended. This sale is a Public Auction Sale conducted by Christie’s Inc., Licensed by the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs, Auction House License #1213717, and Columbus Circle Wines and Spirits, Licensed by the New York State Liquor Authority, Wine/Liquor Auction Permit #218803 / License #1192500, Retail Store Cert. #G817868 / Serial # 1192500.
COLLECTION AND DELIVERY
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If you wish to have your purchases delivered in Manhattan, you qualify for free delivery, if, and only if, you pay all charges due by the payment deadline, with exact delivery dates to be determined by Christie’s. No deliveries will take place during the weekend.
If you wish to have your purchases shipped either domestically or internationally, you must indicate that at the time of check-out by providing a valid shipping address. Shipments will be initiated within 5 days from the time of payment clearance to the address you provide at check-out. Purchases cannot be delivered to P.O. boxes. For questions about post-sale shipping, contact Christie’s Client Services at PostsaleUS@christies.com or 212-636-2480.
COMPLIMENTARY CONSOLIDATED SHIPMENT TO HONG KONG This special offer entails shipping your wine purchases consolidated with other client’s wine purchases via professional air freight from JFK Airport in New York, to Hong Kong, with refrigerated truck service on either end of the flight and subsequent delivery to an address in Hong Kong of your choosing.
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After payment has been made in full, you can use your own carrier or Columbus Circle Wines and Spirits/Christie’s can facilitate the packing of and shipping arrangements for the purchased lots at your request and expense via a third party carrier and subject to any state laws and the laws of other countries. When possible, Columbus Circle Wines and Spirits/Christie’s, with the assistance of The Wine Cellarage, will provide shipping quote estimates at check-out. Any estimates provided are subject to revision and may not include sales tax. Any inquiry regarding collection, delivery and shipment should be directed to Christie’s Client Services at PostsaleUS@christies.com or 212-636-2480.
Although we shall use reasonable efforts to take care when handling, packing and facilitating any shipment of a purchased lot, neither Christie’s nor Columbus Circle Wines and Spirits is responsible for any acts or omissions of any third party retained for these purposes, including, without limitation, any packing, shipping or delivery of purchased lots. Similarly, where we may suggest any third party handler, packer or carrier if so requested, we do not accept liability for their acts or omissions.
You should be aware that most states regulate the shipment of wine into their state and Columbus Circle Wines and Spirits/Christie’s makes no representation to the legal rights of anyone to ship or import alcoholic beverages into any state. Special permits may be required. The buyer is solely responsible for being aware of and complying with state laws and the laws of other countries concerning the importation of alcoholic beverages.
Wines and spirits may only be sold and delivered to and collected by persons over the age of 21. By registering to bid, you affirm that you are at least 21 years old. Any wines and spirits delivered or shipped to or collected by you or your agent must be received and signed for by an adult who is at least 21 years old. The buyer is responsible for paying any shipping charges if property is returned to Columbus Circle Wines and Spirits/Christie’s due to the recipient’s failure to provide positive proof of age, the provision of an invalid delivery address (including but not limited to a P.O. box) or the lack of a recipient to sign and accept delivery.