Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve 20 years old (L07300445) / 45,2% – Pappy Van Winkle is arguably the most praised bourbon brand in the 21st Century. It is hard to believe now, that in 1972 due to lack of demand the family had to sell their shares in Stitzel-Weller Distillery and start operating as independent bottler. Since 2002 the Pappy Van Winkle brand has been produced in Buffalo Trace Distillery according to the original W.L. Weller recipe – 75% corn, 20% wheat and 5% malted barley. Stitzel-Weller Distillery closed in 1992 and its stock has been diminishing. We’ve heard that the company still uses Stitzel-Weller whiskey for Pappy Van Winkle 20 years old, while 15 years old comprises whiskies distilled in Buffalo Trace. Whatever the case demand for “Pappy” exceeds supply many times over and there is no change on the horizon.
Nose: deep and concentrated, old oak, bananas, coconuts, dark chocolate, marzipan, toffee, caramel popcorn, almonds, herbs and bitter orange marmalade.
Palate: incredibly rich, orange, grapefruits, bananas, vanilla, honey, gingerbread, toffee, hints of cinnamon and cloves, dried herbs and toasted oak.
Finish: pretty long and complex, toffee, vanilla, candied fruit, cinnamon and oak.
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