Pappy Van Winkle 15 year old Family Reserve, 53.5%
Price: $50 ● Issue: Summer 2012 ● Reviewer: John Hansell
Fully matured at 15 years, as you would expect. Lovely array of flavors: candied fruit, cinnamon, nutmeg, gritty oak resins, vanilla fudge, and firm corn. Underlying notes of tobacco and polished leather add complexity and intrigue without dominating, kissed with a touch of honey. A remarkable value, considering its age and strength.