Pope Receives 23-Year-Old Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon And Loves It

by 12 months ago


When you’re a priest meeting the Pope and you want to make sure that you definitely get into heaven, you’ve got to pull out all the stops. That means you’ve got to come correct and give His Holiness a bottle of 23-year-old Pappy Van Winkle bourbon. That’s exactly the ingenious gesture of supreme good will that Father Jim Sichko did last week when visiting Pope Francis at the Vatican.

Father Jim Sichko gifted the pontiff a 23-year-old bottle of Pappy Van Winkle bourbon which makes perfect sense since he is a priest from the Dioceses of Lexington, Kentucky. Father Sichko presented Pope Francis with the precious brown booze upon meeting him. “He knew I was from Kentucky,” Father Sichko said. “So when I handed it to him, he immediately said, ‘bourbon’ and I said, ‘yes,’ and then he said, ‘very good bourbon.’” Even the 81-year-old Argentinian Pope in Italy knows how incredible Pappy Van Winkle bourbon is.

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