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?
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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