Old Rip Van Winkle 10 Year Bourbon, $69
- This wonderful bourbon is bottled as close to barrel proof as possible. Only a splash of Kentucky limestone well-water is added when the barrels are emptied for bottling. Thus, this whiskey is as smooth as any you will find. See a rich, copper color. Smell enticingly sweet, spicy, caramel-nut-fudge aromas. Enjoy a fruity, medium-to full-bodied palate with intense dried fruit and toasted nuts notes. Each sip finishes with a very long, bold wave of peppery brown spices, floral honey and charred barrel flavors that balance the weight of the alcohol. It’s a big, bold, aged bourbon that has great balance for its high proof and flavor.
Van Winkle Special Reserve 12 Year Bourbon, $79
Van Winkle Special Reserve is the perfect combination of age and proof. 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 whiskey. This fine bourbon can compete with any excellent cognac as an after-dinner drink. The overall impression is rich and deep. See a brilliant, amber-orange color. Smell luscious, complex toffee. Taste a round, supple entry, leading to a dry, expansive, medium body. Enjoy notes of caramel, nuts, and brown spices with a lengthy, enveloping finish. It’s an outrageously smooth and decadent bourbon.
Pappy Van Winkle's Family Reserve 15 Year Bourbon, $119
- This bourbon was crafted according to the Pappy wheated recipe. The smooth, oak flavor blends well with the barrel proof. Selected from barrels in the heart of the Kentucky warehouse, this bourbon has remained untouched for 15 years and unhurried by time. See a hazy, copper color. Taste a rich, supple entry, leading to a decadent, huge, full-bodied palate with intense caramel, toffee and peppery brown spice flavors. Then, enjoy a finish with an extreme, long, complex, evolving fade of spice and wood notes. Experts deem it a seductive, exotic and virtually flawless bourbon.
Pappy Van Winkle's Family Reserve 20 Year Bourbon, $199
- No other bourbon today can stand 20 years of aging, but this bourbon does it with style. “Pappy” Van Winkle was a true character. This bourbon, like “Pappy,” is full of personality that makes it a very special whiskey, and some might argue, one of the best bourbons. It has been put in the class of a fine after-dinner cognac. See a dark amber and dark orange cast. This full bodied bourbon is reminiscent of oiled leather, smoke, minerals, coffee and cigar boxes. Take in the endless ranges of aromatics and flavors. Enjoy the infinite finish.
Pappy Van Winkle's Family Reserve 23 Year Bourbon, $299
- Only the most careful and expensive distilling method can be used to create a whiskey as special as this one. These barrels were carefully selected from the heart of the warehouse for an added three years of aging. This signature whiskey is best enjoyed neat. Any ice or water will dilute its uniqueness. See a deep amber red. Taste the various hints of caramel, ripe apples, cherries, oak wood and tobacco with a hint of chocolate. This bourbon finishes with a long-lasting and pleasant taste. Starts with a lot of wood flavors but leads to a nice sweet caramel finish.
Van Winkle Family Reserve 13 Year Rye Whiskey, $119
Until recently, most rye whiskeys were 4 years old or younger. This 13-year rye is one of the oldest rye whiskeys available today. The maturity it has achieved while aging is quite obvious as you take the first sip. Rye whiskey lovers who try this bottling will never look back at the younger versions again. See the deep, tawny, copper color. Smell the powerful caramel, spice, and sweet-tobacco aromas. Enjoy a smooth, broad entry, leading to a medium-to full-bodied palate with sweet toffee, roasted nut and leather notes. Finish with a wave of white pepper, spice and long-lingering dried fruit flavors.
Elmer T Lee '100 Year Tribute' Single Barrel Bourbon, $99
The 100 Year Tribute is a commemorative bottling honoring what would have been the 100th birthday of Elmer T. Lee, former master distiller emeritus for Buffalo Trace Distillery. This single barrel bourbon is made using the same mash bill and age as the standard Elmer T. Lee Bourbon, but it is bottled at 100 proof rather than 90 proof. Proceeds from this limited edition bottling will go to the Frankfort VFW Post 4075, where Lee was a member until his death in 2013. Expect the classic taste that Elmer would have loved, with a nose of maple syrup up front, a taste of creamy vanilla with berries, and a long finish of coffee, toasted oak, and vanilla.
Michter's Celebration Sour Mash 2019 Whiskey, $5000
- When Michter’s Celebration Sour Mash Whiskey was released for the first time in 2013, it marked a watershed moment in United States whiskey history. For the first time an American whiskey company was offering a rare blend that could rival the very finest spirits made anywhere else in the world. The 2019 Release of Michter’s Celebration is Dan McKee’s first as Master Distiller of Michter’s. Working closely with Michter’s Master of Maturation Andrea Wilson, he selected whiskey from six extraordinary barrels, two Kentucky straight bourbon and four Kentucky straight rye, aged anywhere from over a decade to over 30 years old. The result is a magnificent blend where the whole is even greater than the sum of its remarkable parts. The symphony of flavors is highlighted by dark chocolate truffle, savory characteristics, and a hint of spice. There are notes of citrus and pineapple wrapped in the warmth of clove and cinnamon with the lingering richness of candied pecans and maple syrup on the finish. Only 277 bottles of this whiskey exist.
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