Van Winkle Family Reserve Rye 13 Year

Rye

Old Rip Van Winkle // Kentucky, USA

RARE
  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    92
  • Avg. Rating

    4.55
    4 out of 5 stars
    ( 160 )

The only non-wheated offering from the line of Old Rip Van Winkle products this 13 year old rye is, like all Van Winkle products, damn hard to find. Released in extremely limited quantities every October/November (with an even smaller allocation coming out in spring), you will need to know several people and be on all kinds of lists at your favorite liquor stores to get a bottle for the home.

  • age
    13 Year
  • abv
    47.8
  • Rye
    Mash bill at least 51% rye; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
  • Cask Type
    new, charred American oak

Tasting Notes

"A nose of honey, clove, rye, oak and the initial blast of heat. The palate is filled with spicy cinnamon and Szechuan peppercorns before fruity notes of cherry and pear appear. Maple sugar candy rounds off the taste. Finish is long and complex with cherries and pepper notes continuing through."

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Flavor Profile

Full Bodied & Spicy