BUY VAN WINKLE SPECIAL RESERVE 12 YEAR
KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKEY Van winkle special reserve 12 year
“A perfect combination of age and proof. The 12 years of aging and medium proof of 90.4 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.” –Paul Pacult
Pappy, BTACs, WLW and so on. These names and abbreviations are overcrowding the whisky communities in the last years with the gouged market prices all over the US and now, the rest of the world. Van Winkle Special Reserve 12 Year Old Lot B is also one of those bottles. Even though the MSRP is at $79.99, the secondary market price over $1000 is easy to come across.
Of course, I am against this crazy overpricing attitude and never pay more than MSRP for these bottles. I want to thank my friend Whiskey Writes for supplying me with sufficient sample for this review.
If you want to check a younger one of the family, Old Rip Van Winkle 10 Years Old is ready for you to visit.
Highlighted by light aromas of dried mango, cocoa, fruit and spiced peach. Flavors of honey, oak and tobacco dance on the pallet. The finish is balanced and dry, with a lingering tingle.
Wine Enthusiast rating: 98
“Elegant, stately … balanced beautifully”
-Paul Pacult’s Spirit Journal