Pappy Van Winkle 20 year old Family Reserve, 45.2%

Price: $90 Issue: Winter 2005 Reviewer: John Hansell

Similar in many ways to the 15. Less vibrant, more mature. Less corn, more maple syrup. Less nutmeg, more teaberry. The most elegant, sexy and stylish of the three and the best dovetailing of flavors. You might think that $90 is a lot of money for bourbon, but this whiskey is fairly valued when compared to other spirits of this age.