sweet vanilla
toasty oak
burnt caramel
maple syrup
dried fruit
maraschino cherry
Spiral Pappy Van Winkle's 23 Year Old Family Reserve
Pappy Van Winkle
's 23 Year Old Family Reserve
Tasting Notes
Appearance / Colour
Deep amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Caramel, cream, oak, leather

Flavour / Taste / Palate
Vanilla, maple, honey, spices

Long and extremely complex
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The Whiskey Holy Grail.

Pappy Van Winkle's Family Reserve is one of, if not the most exclusive Whiskey range in the world and definitely the hottest Bourbon on the market. The demand for Pappy is so extreme that finding one is a feat in its own right, since there’s just not enough to go around. This is the flagship brand of Bourbon owned by the “Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery” company and is now distilled and bottled by the Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort, Kentucky.

The “Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery” has a four generation history that started in the late 1800s with Julian P. "Pappy" Van Winkle. The Van Winkle Bourbons are created using Pappy's traditional recipe of corn, wheat and barley, rather than the more typical corn, rye and barley. This wheat gives the Bourbon a much softer, smoother taste and allows the Whiskey to age more gracefully and for longer periods of time.

The protracted aging process is what separates Pappies from the rest of the lot and allows this Bourbon to reveal its full, lavish character. You pay the price, sure, but this kind of exclusivity and quality defies the conventional market rules. If you're into Bourbon, it doesn’t get much better than this.

Following the same distillation process as the celebrated 20 year old brother, the Pappy Van Winkle's 23 Year Old Family Reserve is the cream of the crop when it comes to Bourbon. But even in strictly Pappy territory, the 23 Year Old is the smoothest, rarest and the richest of the bunch. Indulge yourself if you can, you won’t be disappointed.

  • Style
  • Region
  • Country
    United States
  • Alcohol
  • Distillery
    Old Rip Van Winkle
  • Bottler
    Old Rip Van Winkle
  • Age
    23 Year Old

Pappy Van Winkle

's 23 Year Old Family Reserve

(0.7l, 47.8%)

Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Pappy Van Winkle's 23 Year Old Family Reserve
Caramel vanilla and toast
Smooth and flavorful, all the way down. A must try
Near perfect
Almost as good as the 20 year.
Superb taste robust Finnish
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