Pappy Van Winkle

Family Reserve, 15 Years Old

ABV 53.5%
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Brand: Pappy Van Winkle
Expression: Family Reserve, 15 Years Old
Type: USA Whisky / Bourbon
Age: 15 years old
ABV: 53.5%
Country/Region: USA / Kentucky
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Issue 51
Tasting notes
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Mature. Inside of an old wardrobe. Leather. Date, chocolate, coffee, black cherry, cigar. Good caramelisation and a tingle of sweet spices.
Palate: As nose suggests, in the bigger camp. Rich and precise. Bitter chocolate into raisin. Great balance.
Finish: Long powerful.
Comment: An elegant old gentleman. Great balance. Highly recommended.
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Intense. Woody. Tickley. Rhubarb pie. Corn syrup. Exotic fruit. Pineapple juice. Hint of mango. Wood gradually withdrawing, letting fruit in.
Palate: Velvety but crisp. Oaky grip. A wave of liquorice (aniseed flavours and bitter root). Wild chervil. Spicy (tabasco, hint of caraway).
Finish: Everlasting and spicy. Liquorice.
Comment: A big guy. On a frosty Christmas Eve maybe, waiting for Santa Claus by the fireplace. No risk of falling asleep with this fellow!
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