Old Rip Van Winkle 25 Year
Old Rip Van Winkle // Kentucky , USA
Comprised of 11 barrels yielding 710 bottles, this 25 Year Bourbon was distilled in the spring and fall of 1989. The whiskey was aged at the Van Winkle Distillery in Shively, KY on the lower levels of their warehouse until 2002. At that time, the barrels were transferred to the Buffalo Trace Distillery where they continued to age on the lower floors of their brick warehouse. The bourbon was transferred to stainless steel in 2014 to cease aging. It is sold in a Glencairn Crystal glass decanter, each one engraved with bottle information. The decanter is packaged in a box designed by North Carolina's Heritage Handcrafted with the lid constructed from oak staves from the 11 barrels used in aging the bourbon. This limited release will be available from April 2017 at a "suggested retail price" of $1800.
BourbonProduced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
Cask Typenew, charred American oak