Excerpt: Intense! This is the whiskey equivalent of a double IPA. Straight, it leaves the inside of my mouth feeling scoured. Water moved it in a totally distinct and strange direction that really worked for me.
Excerpt: A nose of sun-dried cherries dipped in honey and a bowl of cinnamon-sprinkled cereal. The palate tastes of a melted Heath bar, vanilla saltwater taffy, and charred cinnamon. The finish shows charred wood, cinnamon sugar and wheat.
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This dram speaks for itself - the 15yr expression from the hype machine that is Pappy Van Winkle. Let's dive in.
Sweet cherry, honey, toffee, nice oak structure. Tiramisu, no heat.
Medium mouth feel. Some heat, but not too bad. Honey, toffee, bit of oak structure. Cherry, vanilla bean, fruity and sweet. Mildly tannic.
Long, sweet, rich. Toffee, caramel, strawberry and cherry.
This is pretty nice. It's certainly better than the majority of the Buffalo Trace and Eagle Rare single barrels I've had, so I feel like this has performed pretty strongly. You won't see the face of angels, but you will get to drink a plenty good bourbon. Historically, the 15yr has been my favorite of the Van Winkles (save for the rye) so I'm glad to see this stand up.
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