Pappy Van Winkle 23 YR
Distillery: Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery Buffalo Trace. Frankfort, KY
Age: 23 YR
Nose: Early aromas of caramel and cream with soft notes of oak, nuts and leather.
Palate: Features a sweet taste composed of vanilla, maple and honey joined by complimentary flavors of citrus and spice. Has a long lasting oaky finish, along with many of the early flavors.
Color: Golden Honey
Notes: This very rare, limited edition bourbon takes generations of distilling know-how to produce. Only the most careful and expensive distilling method can be used to create a whiskey as special as this one. Each barrel ages for 23 years and is carefully selected from the heart of the warehouse. This whiskey should be enjoyed neat.
Many aspects of Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve 23 Year Bourbon are dark: dark fruits, dark spices, espresso roasted coffee, browned butter, charred oak, toasted nuts, and star anise are the standout flavors. It's a rare find, only released annually in small batches, making its availability shrouded in darkness too. If you're lucky enough to find some, caramel will greet your senses while the finish leaves you reeling through the complex array of flavors until you go back for the next sip. Be sure to drink this bourbon whiskey neat so you can savor its uniqueness.