Category Archives: Thrillist

12/10/15: Once outlaw weed dealers, they now pay taxes by selling legal weed

Think about it: you spent years selling weed on the black market, always worrying about cops, feds, the competition. Then, all of a sudden, the thing that made you an outlaw in the eyes of society is suddenly completely cool. What happens now? I figured there must be hundreds, maybe thousands of people in the illegal marijuana business who have migrated to Western states like California and Colorado to tap… Read Article →

05/28/15: Inside the Great Pappy Van Winkle Heist

Back in 2013,¬†authorities in Frankfort, Kentucky, discovered that the Buffalo Trace Distillery was bleeding bottles of Pappy Van Winkle. More than 200 bottles of the super-small batch brown were missing, and it attracted international attention because Pappy Van Winkle (which bottles a mere seven to eight thousand cases of its ultra-premium bourbon, about one-thousandth of the output of Jim Beam) is the sort of thing that millionaires will fight each… Read Article →