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Van Winkle Special Reserve, 12 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Van Winkle Special Reserve, 12 Years Old

Brand
Van Winkle
Expression
Special Reserve, 12 Years Old
Type
American Whiskey ~ Bourbon
Age
12 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
Vanilla. Creamy. Fruit dessert topping. Mandarin?
Palate
Lightly malty. Lingering. Citrus. Tangerine peels.
Finish
Slightly bitter, balancing dryness. Tangerine zest.
Comment
Well balanced. Easy to drink. Not especially complex.

Dave Broom

Nose
Light and almost dusty. Dried mango, cocoa, parma violet, fruit, spiced peach, (Fry's) Turkish Delight. Light but elegant.
Palate
Almost Cognac-like. Light grip, touch of honey, spicy oak, light tobacco leaf. Slick with good flow and feel. Rounded and balanced.
Finish
Dry, tingling.
Comment
Though lighter than most, is balanced and harmonious.
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