Van Winkle Special Reserve Lot "B" 12 Year


Old Rip Van Winkle // Kentucky, USA

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    4 out of 5 stars
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What do you do with the barrels that aren't quite good enough to age past 12 years and become Pappy? Take a note from pretty much every winery in the world, including Opus One and create a second line or a 'Lot B' or 'Special Reserve' as it is also known. Aged 12 years, this wheated bourbon is bottled at 45.2 ABV. You may be able to find this one just a tad easier than the Pappy line.

  • age
    12 Year
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  • Bourbon
    Produced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
  • Cask Type
    new, charred American oak

Tasting Notes

"Aromas of cinnamon, baking spices, apples, and syrup. The palate shows pitted fruits, citrus rind, dried herbs, and maple candy. Quick/moderate finish with burnt sugars, egg custard, and vanilla beans. Almost a creme brûlée, but stops just short. "

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