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Pappy Van Winkle 20 Years Old, Family Reserve Tasting notes and reviews

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Pappy Van Winkle 20 Years Old, Family Reserve

Brand
Pappy Van Winkle
Expression
20 Years Old, Family Reserve
Type
American Whiskey ~ Bourbon
Age
20 years old
Abv
45.20%
Produced at
Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery
Region
Kentucky
Website
www.oldripvanwinkle.com
Availability
USA. Limited in UK

Michael Jackson

Nose
Deep. Dried fruits. Raisins. Prunes. ‘Country store' aromas. Slightly dusty.
Palate
Rich, buttery. Maple syrup. Slightly burnt pancakes.
Finish
Long. Warming. Slightly drying. Some char.
Comment
Showing its age, but I like its big, earthy, old-fashioned American flavours.

Dave Broom

Nose
Deep, powerful and concentrated. This has moved into almost rancio territory: eucalypt/laurel, spice, burnt orange peel, apple, pear, biscuity wood.
Palate
Soft and surprisingly delicate given the age. A charred note adds to the complexity. Gentle and elegant: cigar box, prune, molasses, soot.
Finish
Long. In fact it's very, very long and complex.
Comment
A subtle sipper to be taken neat and definitely without ice!
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