Pappy Van Winkle's Family Reserve Bourbon 20 Year Old

Pappy Van Winkle

Pappy Van Winkle's Family Reserve Bourbon 20 Year Old

(0.75l, 45.2%)


9.5/10
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The best Bourbon on the planet.

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 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.

Pappy Van Winkle's Family Reserve Bourbon 20 Year Old is bottled at 45.2 % ABV and is the no. 1 rated Bourbon in the world, which says it all really. It earned a 99 out of 100 from World’s Spirits Championship, and a 99 Rating from the Beverage Tasting Institute. As close to perfection as you can get.

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  • Style
    Bourbon
  • Region
    Kentucky
  • Country
    United States
  • Alcohol
    45.2%
  • Distillery
    Old Rip Van Winkle
  • Bottler
    Old Rip Van Winkle
  • Age
    20 Year Old

Flavour Spiral™

About The Flavour Spiral

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burnt caramel
dried fruit
maple syrup
syrup
butter
toasty oak
spicy
toasty vanilla
sweet
What does Pappy Van Winkle's Family Reserve Bourbon 20 Year Old taste like?

The Flavour Spiral™ shows the most common flavours that you'll taste in Pappy Van Winkle's Family Reserve Bourbon 20 Year Old and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.

We invented Flavour Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.
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Corner
The temperatures of American warehouses are much higher, so the pace of maturation is much quicker for Bourbons than for Scotch Whiskies

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Colour
Deep amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Chocolate, walnut, honey, raisins

Flavour / Taste / Palate
Spices, plum, cherry, toffee, vanilla

Finish
Long and silky smooth
Ratings & Reviews
Dominick
Dominick,
Don’t know yet
Behnam
Behnam,
I've had them all & this one is something special. Even better than the 23yr. Heaven in a glass!!
Behnam
Behnam,
I've had them all & this one is something special. Even better than the 23yr. Heaven in a glass!!
Behnam
Behnam,
I've had them all & this one is something special. Even better than the 23yr. Heaven in a glass!!
Greg
Greg,
Fantastic. Best Bourbon ever made!
Luke
Luke,
sip. discover. relax. repeat.
Chris
Chris,
Only thing better is the 23.
anonymous
anonymous,
Heaven in a glass
David
David,
Caramel Vanilla and toast spice
Randy
Randy,
Perfection, followed by sadness knowing you will never get it again.
rob
rob,
Amazing
anonymous
anonymous,
By far the best in the pappy family
Nicholas
Nicholas,
"They should have sent a poet"
Mitchell
Mitchell,
Even more excellent than the last.
anonymous
anonymous,
Beyond amazing.
anonymous
anonymous,
This is my favorite of all the Van Winkle's aside from the Rye which is delicious. A velvety smooth bourbon with notes of fruit and chocolate.
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