toffee
spicy
apricot
cake
fruit
mint
woody
chili
cinnamon
Spiral Pappy Van Winkle's Family Reserve Bourbon 15 Year Old

Pappy Van Winkle's
Family Reserve Bourbon 15 Year Old
Reviews and Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Burnished Copper

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aroma is a delightful sniff of warm English toffee, allspice, apricot, and chipotle.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The palate is downright decadent with a rich and thick mouth-feel basking the tongue with notes spice cake, more English toffee, stone fruits, and even a light hint of mint.

Finish
The finish is gloriously long and complex with a slow, meandering fade of toffee, spices, and heavy wood.
Price:
$1,665.99
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Pappy Van Winkle's Family Reserve Bourbon 15 Year Old is adored for its toffee, spicy, apricot and cake flavor notes.

This American Whiskey is carefully distilled at Old Rip Van Winkle distillery, United States.

Based on 224 votes, the average rating for Pappy Van Winkle's Family Reserve Bourbon 15 Year Old is 9.1/10.

Top reviews for Pappy Van Winkle's Family Reserve Bourbon 15 Year Old:

— My favorite Pappy - smooth, sweet, complex.

— Absolutely fabulous! Well worthy of the cult status it has. Complex, smooth, and sweet. Perfect for sipping neat. Too bad I could only afford one bottle in my lifetime. But it was a good bottle shared with dear friends and family.

— Good strong bourbon with bit of a snarl. Is delicious when drop of water added. Probably as close to perfection that I will get!
  • Category
  • Style
    Bourbon Whiskey
  • Region
    Kentucky
  • Country
    United States
  • Alcohol
    53.5%
  • Distillery
    Old Rip Van Winkle
  • Age
    15 Year Old

Pappy Van Winkle's Family Reserve Bourbon 15 Year Old

(0.75l, 53.5%)


9.1/10
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Pappy Van Winkle's Family Reserve Bourbon 15 Year Old
Robert
Robert,
Good - I liked the 12 yr lot “B” better.
 
Michael
Michael,
So many others that are better, the money and the taste are no where close.
 
Brendan
Brendan,
My favorite Pappy - smooth, sweet, complex.
 
TR
TR,
Bucket list Bourbon for many and worth chasing!
 
Jon
Jon,
Absolutely fabulous! Well worthy of the cult status it has. Complex, smooth, and sweet. Perfect for sipping neat. Too bad I could only afford one bottle in my lifetime. But it was a good bottle shared with dear friends and family.
 
Joe
Joe,
Good strong bourbon with bit of a snarl. Is delicious when drop of water added. Probably as close to perfection that I will get!
 
Lucio
Lucio,
Simply Awesome!!
 
Alan
Alan,
amazing - leaves everything else in its dust
 
Matt
Matt,
Wow.
 
Brendan
Brendan,
Tried a Van Winkle flight at a bar and this one was my favorite. The higher ABV gives it a great mouthfeel and the 15 years is just the right amount of oak for me as the 20 and 23 years tasted too oak forward to me.
 
Christopher
Christopher,
My favorite of the family
 
Stephen
Stephen,
My absolute favorite
 
Gary
Gary,
The best!
 
guest
guest,
Delicious. Perfect balance of sweet and spice
 
Jim
Jim,
Overrated for the price
 
Sean
Sean,
Freaking awesome. A ten minute finish to this thing.
 
Jeff
Jeff,
The King of them all! Very strong pepper back end.
 
ANDREW
ANDREW,
Absolute Heaven, although definitely not worth the secondary market pricing.
 
guest
guest,
Sets the bar
 
Michael
Michael,
Smooth with little heat. Vanilla flavor.
 
Liz
Liz,
Smokier than I thought it would be and definitely more complex than most.
 
Lawrence
Lawrence,
Nutty. Toffee. Slight pepper. Buttery. Sweet. Caramel. Long finish.
 
Dave
Dave,
I was underwhelmed. The Van Winkle 10 is much better in my opinion and this is probably a bottle to skip if you plan to drink, because at this price, it’s just not that good in my opinion. If you want one for your collection, then maybe worth having.
 
guest
guest,
One of the best. Smooth and flavorful.
 
guest
guest,
The best
 
Jeff
Jeff,
Crazy enough, I like the 15 year more than the 23 year. Good luck finding and affording it.
 
guest
guest,
It’s pretty good
 
GREG
GREG,
Very good bourbon, cost aside. Smooth and spicy, great finish.
 
Ron
Ron,
Very good taste and flavor, way overpriced
 
Frank
Frank,
Best of the collection with 12 close behind and very similar Smooth spiced start great long finish
 
Lyle
Lyle,
Very complex flavors. Deep and clean
 
MIchael
MIchael,
Love it...
 
Thomas
Thomas,
Good bourbon. I dont understand the cost. Not worth the expense for the name.
 
scott
scott,
I prefer the 12 year old. These bourbons used to be easy to obtain reasonably, were priced and I fear have become vastly overrated.
 
Judy
Judy,
Buttery, oakey, very smooth.
 
Sammy
Sammy,
When I tasted it, my buds melted.
 
Jarrett
Jarrett,
Amazing
 
Aaron
Aaron,
This is my absolute favorite bourbon. Good luck finding one though.
 
Erin
Erin,
Absolutely a must try for every bourbon drinker. Incredibly smooth and full bodied.
 
David
David,
My favorite, spicy yet caramely with just enough heat.
 
Justin
Justin,
The best I’ve had. Well worth the effort to acquire.
 
guest
guest,
Awesome!
 
Bianca
Bianca,
It’s worth the hype and the money!
 
Niki
Niki,
The best of the Pappy Van Winkle
 
Joseph
Joseph,
Best flavor for value in the Pappy family. Dark amber color. Caramel on the nose. Smoooooooth. Drink it neat. No bite. A little floral up front. Vanilla and tobacco on the tongue. Sweet cinnamon finish. Enjoy!
 
Robert
Robert,
This bourbon truly is set apart from the rest, smooth and amazing. The ice, as it should, releases the true flavor
 
George
George,
Amazing. Just one medium ice cube and then: Bliss...
 
Melissa
Melissa,
Absolutely amazing! Enjoyed this neat.
 
Ralph
Ralph,
Smooth sipping
 
Craig
Craig,
Excellent bourbon
 
Scott
Scott,
I like the 15 and 20 better than the others.
 
Rhyn
Rhyn,
Amazing. Pure perfection.
 
Chris
Chris,
Best when smoothed out by an ice cube or two.
 
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