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Van Winkle Family Reserve, 13 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Van Winkle Family Reserve, 13 Years Old

Brand
Van Winkle
Expression
Family Reserve, 13 Years Old
Type
American Whiskey ~ Bourbon
Age
13 years old
Abv
47.80%
Produced at
Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery
Region
Kentucky
Website
www.oldripvanwinkle.com

Michael Jackson

Nose
Good mint-toffee, rye aroma.
Palate
Good viscosity. Sweetish. Spicy. Cinnamon. Nutmeg. Rich fruitcake.
Finish
Cigar smoke. Very late soothing warmth.
Comment
Certainly showing its age, but full of character.

Jim Murray

Nose
One of the sweetest expressions of any rye; not as, literally, hard nosed as others, attractively perfumed with a hint of malt too.
Palate
Firmer on the palate than nose with the arrival of the rye delayed until the middle is neared.
Finish
Delicious sweet coating counterbalances the more bitter rye. Rumbling oak and liquorice are pleasantly muted.
Comment
A charming rye.
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