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Kroger has about 150 bottles of Pappy. Here’s how to get one.

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year again: Your chance at buying a bottle of Pappy.

At the suggested retail price.

That’s right, you might be able to get one of the most coveted bottles of bourbon in the world at cost rather than the thousands of dollars you might pay, if you can find it.

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Kroger is again planning to draw for chances to purchase one of nearly 150 bottles. This year is a little different from previous years.

On Nov. 23 from 4 to 8 p.m., you can enter the drawings at 47 Louisville division Kroger Wine & Spirits Shops, including those in Lexington, Frankfort, Winchester, Richmond, Mount Sterling, Nicholasville, Versailles, Georgetown, Danville, Elizabethtown, Prospect, La Grange, Bardstown, Shepherdsville, Mount Washington, Owensboro, Shelbyville, Russell Springs, Brandenburg and Louisville.

You can enter only once at each store and must be at least 21 to participate.

According to Kroger, each store will have a minimum of three bottles. On Nov. 24 at 9 a.m. each store will draw the names of those who will have up to 48 hours to purchase a bottle.

How much will a bottle cost?

The 10-year-old bourbon will be about $60; the 12-year about $70; the 15-year about $90; the 20-year about $150; the 23-year about $230; and the 13-year rye will be about $100.

“This is an incredible opportunity that we wanted to offer our customers. Pappy is rich in lore, scandal, and history,” says Erin Grant, Kroger spokeswoman.

Many liquor stores hold drawings to see who can buy their supply of the pricey bourbon annually but few receive as much to offer customers as Kroger.

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