Van Winkle Special Reserve Lot "B" 12 Year
Old Rip Van Winkle // Kentucky, USA
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.
BourbonProduced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
Cask Typenew, charred American oak
"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. "