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Welcome to the information hub for the PLCB's Limited-Release Lottery.
In an effort to more equitably distribute limited availability, high-demand products to both individual consumers and licensees, the PLCB has developed a Limited-Release Lottery for our most popular, rare products. Limited-Release Lotteries are open only to Pennsylvania residents and licensees.

Just in time for holiday gifting and celebrations,the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB), through its fourth Limited-Release Lottery this year, will award the opportunity to purchase 2,005 bottles of Pappy Van Winkle bourbons and whiskeys, including packages containing multiple bottles of the very popular, limited-production spirits.

Registration will begin at 9:00 a.m. Monday, November 5. Pennsylvania residents and licensees have until 11:00 p.m. Saturday, November 10, to opt in to one or more of the drawings. Drawings will be conducted the week of November 12, and we hope to notify all winners and non-winning entries of the lottery's conclusion by Friday, December 7.

For 2018, we are again offering the opportunity to opt in for multi-bottle packages of Pappy Van Winkle bourbons and whiskeys displayed in custom-made wooden boxes.

2018 Release

Pappy5pkFour packages (two for individual consumers, two for licensees) will include each of these five expressions of the Pappy release: Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve Bourbon 23 Year Old, Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve Bourbon 20 Year Old, Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve Bourbon 15 Year Old, Van Winkle Special Reserve Bourbon 12 Year Old and Old Rip Van Winkle Bourbon 10 Year Old. The price for each five-bottle package is $1,899.99.

Pappy4pkSix packages (three for individual consumers, three for licensees) will consist of four Pappy Van Winkle bottles each, including Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve Bourbon 20 Year Old, Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve Bourbon 15 Year Old, Van Winkle Special Reserve Bourbon 12 Year Old and Old Rip Van Winkle Bourbon 10 Year Old. The price for each four-bottle package is $1,199.99.


Pappy3pkThirty packages (15 for individual consumers, 15 for licensees) will consist of three bottles each, including Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve Bourbon 20 Year Old, Van Winkle Special Reserve Bourbon 12 Year Old and Old Rip Van Winkle Bourbon 10 Year Old. The price for each three-bottle package is $999.99.


Drawings for the multi-bottle packages will be conducted first, followed by drawings for the individual bottles. Individual bottles to be offered for purchase to lottery winners include the following:

  • Van Winkle Family Reserve Rye Whiskey 13 Year Old, $159.99 each - 18 bottles - 13 for individual consumers, 5 for licensees;
  • Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve Bourbon 23 Year Old, $399.99 each – 101 bottles – 75 for individual consumers, 26 for licensees;
  • Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve Bourbon 20 Year Old, $249.99 each – 185 bottles – 138 for individual consumers, 47 for licensees;
  • Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve Bourbon 15 Year Old, $149.99 each – 260 bottles – 195 for individual consumers, 65 for licensees;
  • Old Rip Van Winkle Bourbon 10 Year Old, $79.99 each – 454 bottles – 340 for individual consumers, 114 for licensees;
  • Van Winkle Special Reserve Bourbon 12 Year Old, $99.99 each – 853 bottles – 639 for individual consumers, 214 for licensees.

Separate drawings will be conducted for the packages and each of these limited-release whiskeys, and lottery participants may opt into one, several or all drawings. Purchase is limited to one package or bottle per participant, and if a participant wins a package or bottle in a drawing, he or she will be removed from subsequent drawings.

For additional information, please review the terms and conditions and frequently asked questions document below.

Thank you for your interest, and good luck to Lottery entrants!
Terms and Conditions - PA Licensees
Terms and Conditions - PA Retail Customers


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