Pappy Van Winkle

20 Years Old, Family Reserve

ABV 45.2%
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Brand: Pappy Van Winkle
Expression: 20 Years Old, Family Reserve
Type: USA Whisky / Bourbon
Age: 20 years old
ABV: 45.2%
Country/Region: USA / Kentucky
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Cocoa powder. Black chocolate. Parma violets.
Palate: Toasty. Slightly flat.
Finish: Creamy. Toffeeish. Very late spicy lift.
Comment: The family propensity to fall asleep seems to have struck in the bottle; given a chance to breathe and a drink of water, it comes back to life.
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Dry and mature, but slightly austere. Oak shavings, coffee bean, walnut whip, marzipan. Woody.
Palate: Complex spirit that's been clamped in an oaky grip. Tannic and gripping.
Finish: Dry, splintery. Hint of sweetness behind.
Comment: The elegance of youth obliterated by the oak.
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