The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB), through its Limited-Release Lottery, will award lottery registrants the opportunity to purchase 183 bottles of rare whiskeys, including the highly sought 2021 Van Winkle releases.

Pennsylvania residents and licensees will have until 5:00 PM Friday, June 10, to opt into one or more of the drawings by visiting the Limited-Release Lottery web page at

There will be five lotteries – one for the Van Winkle bourbons and four for other limited-release whiskeys.

The Van Winkle Lottery

  • The Van Winkle lottery is being offered because new bottles were received to replace damaged bottles and to award Pappy bottles from the last lottery that were never claimed by the winners. This lottery features four separate drawings. Participants can enter one, several, or all drawings. There’s a limit of one bottle per winner for purchase. A winner selected in one drawing will be removed from all subsequent drawings in the Van Winkle lottery.
Drawings will be held, in the following order, to award the right to purchase individual bottles as follows:
  • Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve Straight Bourbon 23 Year Old 95 Proof, $399.99 each – 1 bottle for individual consumers
  • Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve Straight Bourbon 20 Year Old 90 Proof, $249.99 each – 2 bottles for individual consumers, 1 bottle for licensees
  • Old Rip Van Winkle Handmade Straight Bourbon 10-Year-Old 107 Proof, $89.99 each – 3 bottles for individual consumers, 1 bottle for licensees
  • Van Winkle Special Reserve Straight Bourbon 12 Year Old 90 Proof, $99.99 each – 24 bottles for individual consumers, 8 bottles for licensees
Four Whiskey Lotteries
  • There will also be four separate lotteries for other limited-release products. Participants can enter one, several, or all of them. There is a limit of one bottle per winner from each lottery drawing for purchase.
These lotteries feature: 
  • Rock Hill Farms Single Barrel Bourbon, $49.99 each – 90 bottles for individual consumers, 30 bottles for licensees
  • Woodford Reserve Baccarat Edition Straight Bourbon, $1,999.99 each – 9 bottles for individual consumers, 3 bottles for licensees
  • Michter’s Straight Bourbon Limited Release 20 Year Old, $799.99 each – 8 bottles for individual consumers, 2 bottles for licensees
  • Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Straight Rye Whiskey Barrel Proof, $109.99 each – 1 for individual consumers
Store delivery of Limited-Release Lottery products is required; failure to identify a valid store for delivery may result in the loss of the right to purchase that product. Every winner will be required to show valid photo identification at the store to claim the product.

Limited-Release Lotteries are open to Pennsylvania residents and licensees age 21 or older who provide both a verifiable Pennsylvania billing address and a Fine Wine & Good Spirits store address at registration. Any registrant with a billing address that cannot be verified as a Pennsylvania address will be removed from the lottery. Entries will be vetted for duplicative names, addresses, and other information, and duplicates will be deleted from the lottery pool.

Lottery drawings will be witnessed by an independent third party. Winners will be selected at random by a computer program. Participants will be notified by email when the lottery process is complete.

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