I paid $185. Pappy is my favorite though, and I prefer the Wheated bourbons, so yeah, it's totally worth the 185. Just love the smooth finish...doesn't get too much better. The 15 is the sweet spot, but I'll take the 12 any day of the week. And yeah it's way overpriced at the bar no matter where you go.
Interesting article about whether or not Pappy fever is over the top. Well not so much over the top but whether or not real bourbon drinkers are still in the hunt. Don't think the author really has an opinion except, if you get it great, make sure you drink (enjoy) it!