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Van Winkle Special Reserve 12 Year Old

(75cl, 45.2%)

Van Winkle Special Reserve 12 Year Old

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Van Winkle 12 Bottling Note

This bottling of Van Winkle Special Reserve was aged for 12 years, it received a Gold medal at the 2008 International Wine and Spirit Competition, bottled at 90.4 proof, this is a smooth, mature whiskey.

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Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Butterscotch on the nose, with soft sweetness and Demerara sugar.

Palate: Soft with gentle spices, charcoal, cinnamon bark, hints of cold coffee and honey.

Finish: Pertains to sweetness, but really the beauty of this is the aromatic savouriness that lies underneath the caramel.

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Van Winkle Special Reserve 12 Year Old Reviews

Dave D, United States
28th December 2017
A lot of hype and I like my blantons way better.
I recently won a bottle of the 12 year old in the Pennsylvania LCB lottery. I’m very disappointed!! I actually did a taste test with Blantons. 4 our of 4 picked Blantons. The van Winkle has much too much alcohol taste. I must have a bad bottle.
Paul , United Kingdom
26th November 2017
Simply the best
Had always wanted to try the Van Winkle range and was lucky enough for the wife to get me one of your tasting sets.

Whilst they are all excellent examples of what a good bourbon should be, for me the 12 stands out as the best of them.

Really hard to find, so if you can and the price isn't too excessive you can't go wrong.

Did hear the EH taylor single barrel was a good alternative, but after buying a bottle sadly found it's not nowhere near as nice as Pappy.
Robert A, United States
18th November 2017
Five star just sitting on my bar!!
If you can get one bottle get two.... as for the price, since you can't get any I guess you win paying zero... However, if you find one or two pretend 100's are 10's and buy it.... Very rare and the top of the top in any Bourbon bar... (buy two sell one)
Master of Malt Customer
29th March 2017
Fantastic taste and quality, absurd pricing.
Wonderful stuff - quality and taste is top shelf. Price is absurd if you happen to come across a bottle, you shouldn't be paying any more than $150 MAX.

I have had this and EH Taylor Single Barrel. They are my two absolute favorite Bourbon's. However, the EH Taylor is my choice every time because it is actually possible to buy a bottle at MRSP
Mark H, Canada
31st May 2016
Like hens teeth
I am a Scotch drinker that was put on to this glorious bourbon by a friend. Unfortunately it's damned near impossible to get a bottle here in Canada. Luckily that same friend was able to get me one of the 3 bottles that was allotted to the entire Atlantic provinces this year. So happy to have it in my collection!

....and it only cost me £100
Master of Malt Customer
6th January 2014
The Yanks make fab Whisky
Amazingly smooth and the experience begins once you poor it and ends minutes after the first drink. Cinnamon is really noticeable in this fine bourbon. Cheers!
Master of Malt Customer
28th September 2012
Without doubt five stars (even more!)
When the angels in heaven drinks bourbon than "van Winkle"!!!!!
Master of Malt Customer
12th September 2012
The King of bourbons......
the absolutly best balance bourbon in the world!!
But the price in england is horrible!!
In Germany/France maximal 55 euro!!
Nevermind even 70 Euro is not to much for this divine stuff!!
Master of Malt Customer
2nd January 2011
A glass of luxury
Without doubt THE best Bourbon i've had, fairly sweet with an unrivalled smoothness, very hard to 'just have the one' !

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