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Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery

2843 Brownsboro Road , Louisville, KY, 40206, U.S.A.
Tel: +1 502 897 9113
Fax: +1 502 896 9989


Articles (1)

The spirit of independence
Damian Riley-Smith visits the home of Julian Van Winkle III, a nam dedicated to producing quality bourbon and adhering to traditional, family values.

February 2001, Issue 14, page 48

Whiskies (11)
Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Old Rip Van Winkle's 15 Years Old, Family Reserve
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 53.50%
8 Big . Rich. Hearty. Robust.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Pappy Van Winkle 15 Years Old, Family Reserve
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 53.50%
8 A big guy. On a frosty Christmas Eve maybe, waiting for Santa Claus by the fireplace. No risk of falling asleep with this fellow!

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Pappy Van Winkle 20 Years Old, Family Reserve
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.20%
8 Showing its age, but I like its big, earthy, old-fashioned American flavours.

Pappy Van Winkle 20 Years Old, Family Reserve
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.20%
7 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.

Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve, 23 Years Old
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 47.80%
7 Big and robust but very drinkable and soothing.

Van Winkle 12 Years Old, Lot B
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.20%
8 This should obviously be an ingredient of all self-respecting desserts. An accompaniment to them, too. And an after dinner drink. You are in a dry county? So what?

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Van Winkle 13 Years Old, Family Reserve Rye
Rye - U.S.A. - 47.80%
8 Showing its age. It seems to have lost a little liveliness but, if you were as rich as this, would you care?

Van Winkle 23 Years Old
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 47.80%
7 Even more age to handle, but it has wistful, nostalgic charm.

Van Winkle Family Reserve Kentucky Straight Bourbon, 18 Years Old
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 52.60%
7 The wisdom of the ages is locked in there somewhere, but it is hard to penetrate the wood.

Van Winkle Family Reserve, 13 Years Old
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 47.80%
8 Certainly showing its age, but full of character.

Van Winkle Special Reserve, 12 Years Old
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.20%
7 Well balanced. Easy to drink. Not especially complex.

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