Old RIP Van Winkle 10 Year: The 10-year aging period in 100% new oak imparts strong vanilla and toasted wood flavors to each sip. If you can get your hands on a bottle, be prepared for a buttery mouthfeel, balanced, rich flavors ranging from caramel to roasted nuts, and a long, spicy finish.
A sweet vanilla nose with caramel, pecan and oak wood. Smooth, mellow flavor consisting of robust wheat, cherries and oak. Features a long, smoky wheat finish with hints of fruit, spice and oak tannins.
Pappy Van Winkle 12 Year Lot B: Van Winkle Special Reserve is the perfect combination of age and proof. This sweet, full-bodied whiskey has been described by some as nectar. The 12 years of aging and medium proof seem to be just right in creating a very pleasant drink of whiskey. This fine bourbon can compete with any excellent cognac as an after-dinner drink. The overall impression is rich and deep.
As of May 2002, Buffalo Trace has produced the Van Winkle bourbons, using Pappy's exact recipe. This change allows Old Rip Van Winkle to maintain their strict quality standards while producing more barrels for future enjoyment.
Pappy Van Winkle 15 Year: This American bourbon is expressly produced according to the exclusive Van Winkle family wheated-recipe and specially selected from whiskey barrels in the heart of the aging warehouses, this bourbon remained undisturbed for 15 years to age in deep-charred heavy oak untouched by human hands, unhurried by time. Making it one of the most highly sought after whiskies.
In Pappy’s 15 Year old bourbon whiskey you will find an elegant and sweet aroma with caramel corn and vanilla. This wheated whiskey features big flavors of leather, oak and complex fruitiness. The finish is smooth with notes of spice and oak tannins.