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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
UK, US and France

Michael Jackson

Nose
Cocoa powder. Black chocolate. Parma violets.
Palate
Toasty. Slightly flat.
Finish
Creamy. Toffeeish. Very late spicy lift.
Comment
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.

Dave Broom

Nose
Dry and mature, but slightly austere. Oak shavings, coffee bean, walnut whip, marzipan. Woody.
Palate
Complex spirit that's been clamped in an oaky grip. Tannic and gripping.
Finish
Dry, splintery. Hint of sweetness behind.
Comment
The elegance of youth obliterated by the oak.
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