Pappy Van Winkle 23 Year Old Bourbon 2021


Pappy Van Winkle 23 Year Old Bourbon 2021

Size: 750mL

Proof: 95.6 (47.8% ABV)

Age: 23 Year

Origin: United States

Distillery: Buffalo Trace Distillery

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Pappy Van Winkle 23 Year Old Bourbon 2021, a rich bourbon aged in charred white oak barrels. Substituting wheat for the rye used in Pappy’s original recipe, this small-batch bourbon exhibits a sweeter, smoother taste and complex flavors of honey and toffee.
The oldest and most sought after vintage of the Pappy Van Winkle lineup, Pappy Van Winkle 23 Year Old 2021 is the whiskey that all others are measured against. The bourbon boasts huge notes of dry, tannic oak, worn leather, and dark cocoa.


Tasting Notes of the Pappy Van Winkle 23 Year Old Bourbon 2021 : Early aromas of caramel and cream with soft notes of oak, nuts and leather. Features a sweet taste composed of vanilla, maple and honey joined by complimentary flavors of citrus and spice. Has a long lasting oaky finish, along with many of the early flavors.

Yep. His words. This traveling-whiskey-salesman-turned-entrepreneur started producing fine bourbon during and after Prohibition, helping to craft the bourbon world as we know it today. His son, Julian Jr., took over in 1964 but found himself out of a job several years later when the family sold the business. Not to be deterred, he formed his own company, J.P. Van Winkle and Son. Though the primary business was marketing, he never gave up bottling on the side. Old Rip Van Winkle was one such side venture.

Julian III (his son) inherited the family business in 1981 upon the death of his father. The business wasn’t exactly booming. But charged with the force of his legacy and the passion of his forefathers, he purchased a Lawrenceburg, Kentucky distillery and began bottling Old Rip Van Winkle with a vengeance. The quality of his product raised eyebrows all over the place. His son Preston decided to join the family business in 1999, and together, they have continued to use Pappy’s original recipe to produce one of the earth’s finest bourbons.


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