Viva Il Pappy : The Pope Enjoys The Gift Of Kentucky Bourbon

Posted at 2:43 PM, Apr 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-18 14:43:59-04

ROME (LEX 18) – Father Jim Sichko of Kentucky was invited for a special audience with the Pope. As part of the Papal Missionaries of Mercy, Sichko has visited with the Holy Father previously.

This time, Father Sichko took a 23-year-old prized bottle of Pappy Van Winkle to give to Pope Francis.   

Afterward, Sichko posted a photo of the exchange in which he assured the Pope that it was "a very good bourbon."

Sichko also gave the Pope’s security detail some other types of Kentucky bourbon including Four Roses and Woodford Reserve.