Gold Medal: Best American Bourbon Whiskey Age Statement (2016 World Whiskies Awards)
Gold Medal: Liquid Gold Award (2014 Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible)
Gold Medal: (2014 Bourbon American Whiskey 8 Years and Over)
Our Tasting notes
Delicate yet spicy with just the right amount of warm toffee.
Vanilla ice cream and corn bread greet the nose followed by layers of old encyclopedias and dark fruits on the palate with an exquisite crescendo that is oaky and as sweet as the night is long. A bourbon whiskey for the ages. Expressly produced according to the exclusive Van Winkle family wheated-recipe and laid to rest in the heart of the aging warehouses at Buffalo Trace Distillery.
Long may it reign!
From David Broom (whiskymag.com)
NOSE: Mature. Inside of an old wardrobe. Leather. Date, chocolate, coffee, black cherry, cigar. Good caramelisation and a tingle of sweet spices.
PALATE: As nose suggests, in the bigger camp. Rich and precise. Bitter chocolate into raisin. Great balance.
FINISH: Long and powerful
Comment: A subtle sipper to be taken neat and definitely without ice!
Rating: 90 –