Old Rip Van Winkle 12 YR Special Reserve
Distillery: Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery Buffalo Trace. Frankfort, KY
Age: 12 YR
Nose: Butterscotch on the nose, with soft sweetness and Demerara sugar.
Palate: Soft with gentle spices, charcoal, cinnamon bark, hints of cold coffee and honey.
Color: Golden Honey
Notes: Pappy Van Winkle's 12 year old Special Reserve Bourbon is slightly higher in both age and proof than its 10 year old counterpart. The extra two years give the wheat time to create a smoother, more balanced product. The result? America's foremost spirits authority, Paul Picult, described this award-winning bourbon as "a perfect combination of age and proof." You'll find gentle flavors of sun-kissed fruits and dark spices laced with caramel from the butterscotch start to the savory finish. it received a Gold medal at the 2008 International Wine and Spirit Competition, bottled at 90.4 proof, this is a smooth, mature whiskey.