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Pappy Van Winkle 15 Years Old, Family Reserve Tasting notes and reviews

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Pappy Van Winkle 15 Years Old, Family Reserve

Brand
Pappy Van Winkle
Expression
15 Years Old, Family Reserve
Type
American Whiskey ~ Bourbon
Age
15 years old
Abv
53.50%
Produced at
Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery
Region
Kentucky
Website
www.oldripvanwinkle.com
Availability
USA and UK

Martine Nouet

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!

Dave Broom

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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