A big guy. On a frosty Christmas Eve maybe, waiting for Santa Claus by the fireplace. No risk of falling asleep with this fellow!
Pappy Van Winkle
Family Reserve, 15 Years Old
Standard (Distillery or blended)
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!
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.
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