Old Rip Van Winkle Bourbon Special Reserve 12 Year Old Lot B



The Old Rip Van Winkle Lot B 12 Year Old Bourbon, distilled in the heart of Kentucky, is a remarkable blend of age and proof. Described as "nectar" by some, this full-bodied whiskey is a testament to the finesse and quality of the Van Winkle bourbons. Aged for 12 years and bottled at 45.2% ABV (90.4 proof), it is revered for its elegant and refined character, showcasing a rich and deep profile that rivals the best cognacs as an after-dinner drink.


Nose: The aroma is a mélange of caramel, berries, and cherries, enveloped in older oak and wood varnish scents. Vanilla notes are present, mingling with soft baking spices.

Palate: The palate reveals oak flavors that suggest a maturity beyond 12 years. The profile is smooth and mellow, with an array of sweets and fruits like cherries and red fruits, accented by notes of Tootsie Roll, Cinnabon rolls, anise, and clove.

Finish: The finish features lingering fruit flavors, particularly berry jam, caramel hard candies, and a gentle oak wash. A hint of ground cinnamon adds a zing, prolonging the finish.


This bourbon pairs excellently with a range of flavors. Its rich and mellow profile complements desserts like chocolate truffles or a classic cheesecake. For a savory pairing, try it with grilled steak or smoked brisket to enhance the meat's richness.


Country USA
Region Kentucky
Brand Pappy Van Winkle
Distillery Buffalo Trace
Product Subcategory Whiskey
Proof 90.4
Proof Range 80-99
Age 12
Age Range 10-15 Years
Mashbill Type Wheated Bourbon
Feature Allocated & Limited Edition
Container Bottle
Container Size 750ml
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