Van Winkle Family Reserve

Kentucky Straight Bourbon, 18 Years Old

ABV 52.6%
REVIEWED Issue 37
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Specifications
Brand: Van Winkle, Old Rip Van Winkle, Pappy Van Winkle
Expression: Kentucky Straight Bourbon, 18 Years Old
Type: USA Whisky / Bourbon
Age: 18 years old
ABV: 52.6%
Country/Region: USA / Kentucky
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Woody. Dusty. Dried bananas. Brown crystal sugar.
Palate: Dense. Drying. Bitter chocolate fudge cake.
Finish: Aromatic. Cedary. Woody.
Comment: The wisdom of the ages is locked in there somewhere, but it is hard to penetrate the wood.
8.3
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Huge. Concentrated and almost meaty. Pipe smoke, black cherry. Sweetness in the middle.
Palate: Perfume changes to rosemary and thyme. Deep and rich. Tannic.
Finish: Slightly bitter.
Comment: The wood just a little obtrusive.
7.5
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