Pappy Van Winkle's Family Reserve 20-Year-Old

Try Pappy Van Winkle's 20-Year-Old bourbon neat

The cult of bourbon worships at the altar of Pappy Van Winkle. Acquiring a bottle is like finding the Holy Grail.

For devotees, it is not a question of trying to find the best price, but simply finding someone to sell some at any price. Unscrupulous traders fill used bottles with inferior wheated Bourbon and try to pass it off as the real deal. If a local watering hole has somehow managed to get their hands on this rarity, run do not walk. While many bourbons are made with corn, rye and barley, the Pappy Van Winkle bourbons are made with corn, wheat and barley. Boasting aromas of caramel, cream and raisin, each bottle is mouth-filling and oaky on the palate, with buttery flavors of vanilla, honey and notes of apple, while the finish is long and elegant. If you like this 90.4-proof 20-year-old, you should meet his older brother. If you don't drink this straight up, then don't bother. It would be a shame to waste 20 years worth of aging.

Spirit Information

Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery

Origin

113 Great Buffalo Trace Frankfort KY 40601 U.S.

Spirit Details

Price: $1,500 for 750 ml. ABV: 45.2%

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