Pappy Van Winkle

23 Years Old, Family Reserve

ABV 47.8%
REVIEWED Issue 10
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Specifications
Brand: Van Winkle, Pappy Van Winkle
Expression: 23 Years Old, Family Reserve
Type: USA Whisky / Bourbon
Age: 23 years old
ABV: 47.8%
Country/Region: USA / Kentucky
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Rich. Polished oak. A little underlying charred-oak character.
Palate: Raisins. Madeira cake. Vanilla.
Finish: Hard toffee. Drying into slight charcoal.
Comment: Even more age to handle, but it has wistful, nostalgic charm.
8.3
Taster   Jim Murray
Nose: A macho oaky, orangey nose hardly for the fainthearted. Honey and tannin combine effectively but over leathery and aged.
Palate: An enormous eruption of oak takes an uncompromising grip.
Finish: Bitter and dry though a thread of burnt honey comb and chocolate.
Comment: Actually a massive improvement on the legendary 20 Years Old.
7.0
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