Included in this Collection:
Pappy Van Winkle 10 Year
Old Rip Van Winkle 10 Year Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
This bourbon whiskey is bottled at nearly barrel proof. Just a splash of Kentucky limestone water is added after a decade of aging. Rich, yet smooth, this bourbon takes a back seat to none.
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.
At 107 proof This wonderful bourbon is bottled as close to barrel proof as possible. We add just a splash of our Kentucky limestone well-water when we empty the barrels for bottling. Thus, this whiskey is as smooth as any you will find.
Old Rip Van Winkle Handmade Bourbon 10 years old – 45% abv (90 proof) This fine whiskey has as pleasant a taste as any whiskey around. The 10 full years of aging combine nicely with its 45% apy (90 proof). A hint of caramel flavor is enjoyed when one tastes this fine hand-crafted bourbon. This bourbon has a “rich, plush texture.” Rated 90 — Beverage Tasting Institute Handmade Bourbon Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Old Rip Van Winkle
Pappy Van Winkle 12 Year Lot B
Van Winkle Special Reserve 12 Year Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Van Winkle Special Reserve is the perfect combination of age and proof in a bourbon. 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 American whiskey. This fine bourbon can compete with any excellent cognac as an after-dinner drink. The overall impression is rich and deep, we’re sure that you’ll keep reaching for Van Winkle Special Reserve bourbon time and time again.
In this Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey you’ll see a brilliant, amber-orange color. The smell is luscious, complex toffee. Taste a round, supple entry, leading to a dry, expansive, medium body whiskey. Enjoy notes of caramel, nuts, and brown spices with a lengthy, enveloping finish. It’s an outrageously smooth and decadent bourbon.
Tasking notes are highlighted by light aromas of dried mango, cocoa, fruit and spiced peach. Flavors of honey, oak and tobacco dance on the pallet make this whiskey like nectar and sippable like cognac. The finish is balanced and dry, with a lingering tingle.
Pappy Van Winkle 15 Year
Pappy Van Winkle 15 Year Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
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.
Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve Rye
Van Winkle Family Reserve Rye 13 Year
Until now, most rye whiskeys were only 5 years old or younger. This 13-year rye breaks the mold. It’s the original aged rye whiskey. The maturity it has received while aging is quite obvious when you take the first sip. Flavors include cocoa, vanilla, spice and white pepper. Rye whiskey lovers who try this bottling will never again look back at the younger versions. Rated 95 — Beverage Tasting Institute Paul Pacult’s Spirit Journal `Rating: Handmade Bourbon Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Old Rip Van Winkle Van Winkle Family Reserve Rye 13
This highly sought after American rye has a soft nose of chestnuts, spice, vanilla and fruit. It features flavors of cocoa, vanilla, spice, and white pepper. A long, warm and complex finish with caramel and spice combined with dry oak round out Van Winkle Family Reserve Rye.
Pappy Van Winkle’s 20 Year Family Reserve
Pappy Van Winkle 20 Year Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
The #1 rated Bourbon Whiskey in the world with a 99 out of 100 rating by the World Spirits Championship. This bourbon is aged 20 years and bottled at 90.4 proof for a wonderfully smooth and rich profile. Pappy Van Winkle was a true character and like its namesake, this bourbon whiskey is full of character – quite a remarkable whiskey.
Pappy Van Winkle 20 Year Bourbon is intense and tantalizing. Pappy 20 Year’s taste is smooth with a citrus zest note. You will find some sherry notes, dried fruits and vanilla in this bourbon whiskey. The finish is long and elegant, true to Pappy Van Winkle’s Bourbon.
Pappy Van Winkle’s 23 Year Family Reserve
Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve 23 Year Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
This very rare, limited edition bourbon takes generations of distilling know-how to produce. Only the most careful and expensive distilling method can be used to create a whiskey as special as this one. Each barrel ages for 23 years and is carefully selected from the heart of the warehouse. This whiskey should be enjoyed neat.
Pappy Van Winkle Reserve 23 Year bourbon has early aromas of caramel and cream with soft notes of oak, nuts and leather. This American bourbon features a sweet taste composed of vanilla, maple and honey joined by complimentary flavors of citrus and spice. as a long-lasting oaky finish, along with many of the early flavors.
Van Winkle Bourbons pay homage to one of the whiskey industry’s founding fathers. This bottling is a real treat for any rye whiskey lover and a truly monumental American whiskey experience. Distilled in the heart of Kentucky, at the Buffalo Trace Distillery.
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Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery
Pappy began working at W.L. Weller & Sons first as a traveling whiskey salesman and eventually as the President of Stitzel-Weller Distillery. He helped shape the industry during and after Prohibition. Through his endeavors in the warehouse, the boardroom and on the road, he built a reputation in the bourbon industry that was second to none. Fine bourbon was his mission, and he accepted nothing less.
Pappy’s son, Julian Jr., operated the distillery from 1964 until the family sold it in 1972. After, not one to be defeated, he got himself an office and a secretary and formed a company called J.P. Van Winkle and Son. He got into marketing bourbon through many types of commemorative decanters, some of the more popular being for universities. But he never stopped bottling on the side. He created the Old Rip Van Winkle label as a side venture in case his son, Julian III, wanted to come into the business.
Julian III took over the business in 1981 after his father passed away. He was 32 years old with a wife and four young children. The premium bourbon business was in a lull, but 90 years ago, Pappy started from the ground up, too. So, with this same, innate passion, Julian purchased the Old Hoffman Distillery in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, for barrel storage and bottling purposes. He couldn’t afford much advertising, but the quality of Old Rip Van Winkle sold itself. Julian III and his impeccable palate created quite a stir.
When first approached by Buffalo Trace, Julian III was honored, but not immediately interested. He had ample bourbon aging, but the concern was for future reserves, since by this time, bourbon was increasing in popularity. Buffalo Trace bought the W.L. Weller label in 1999 and had been making the bourbon with nearly the same recipe as Pappy’s. The transition was easy. 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.