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Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery Pappy Van Winkle's Family Reserve Bourbon 23 year old


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Each barrel of Van Winkle bourbon is made with a whisper of wheat, rather than the less expensive rye grain employed by most other distillers. This use of wheat in the mash recipe gives our bourbon whiskey a smoother and sweeter flavor which marries well with the extra aging time we give our barrels in the warehouse. We find that our bourbons made with wheat age more gracefully than other bourbons made with rye.
Category Bourbon
Country United States
Region Kentucky
Brand Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery
Alcohol/vol 47.8%
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Wine EnthusiastThe initial aromatic burst is chockfull of pork sausage and sweet spice scents; with aeration the aroma becomes a stately, mature, fully integrated whiskey bouquet, emitting scents of dark coffee, marzipan, praline, caramel corn and oaky vanillin. Palate entry and midpalate are melded, elegant, sap-like and sweet. Finishes warm, tangy, sweet and resiny. An American distilling masterpiece.

November 15, 2005