Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery Pappy Van Winkle's Family Reserve Bourbon 15 year old

SKU 89319123723

750ml

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Expressly produced according to the exclusive Van Winkle family wheated-recipe and specially selected from barrels in the heart of the aging warehouses, this bourbon remained undisturbed for 15 years to age in deep-charred heavy oak untouched by human hands, unhurried by time.

An elegant and sweet aroma with caramel corn and vanilla. Features big flavor of leather, oak and complex fruitiness. Finishes smooth with notes of spice and oak tannins.

Category Bourbon
Country United States
Region Kentucky
Brand Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery
Alcohol/vol 53.5%
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Wine EnthusiastInitial sniffings find aromas of sweet corn dripping with butter, dark toffee and hazelnuts; later inhalations pick up notes of chocolate cake frosting, cocoa beans and vanilla. Palate entry is spicy, prickly and raisiny; at midpalate the taste features lead pencil, slate, black pepper, sautéed butter and deep-seared oak. Finishes ash-like, chewy and oily. American whiskey doesn't come any finer.

May 1, 2006