Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve 20 Year Old

Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve 20 Year Old
Whisky Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve 20 Year Old
Country United States
Type Bourbon
Cask American Oak
Age 20 years old
Abv 45.2%
Rating 90/100
Reviews of Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve 20 Year Old
says on August 18, 2020
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 97/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Gin clear

General description

It’s the best I’ve personally ever had - giving it a 97 in hopes there may be something out there better! But it’s just astounding. I had a 2009 bottle that was $2,300 - but no, I didn’t buy it - a friend was kind enough to share. I enjoyed it over some ice and Diet Coke. Just kidding! This bourbon was super smooth, I taste vanilla and spice, maybe nutmeg. Of course I drank it neat. ;)

says on July 13, 2020
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 100/100
Finish strength: Very long
Color: Gin clear

General description

45.2% abv. Angels share is approx 12% in 1st year and then 6% each year afterwards, hence somlittle of it by the time it gets to 20yr old. The acolades recieved, such as 100 out 100 scores are well deserved. It's what all bourbons want to grow up to be.

Nose

umami, mushroom broth, hot

Palate

rich, oysters, smoke and oak, marzipan, muscavado

Finish

long, long and smokey

says on August 19, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 91/100
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

The standard to which all others are compared to.

says on February 22, 2019
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 93/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Gin clear

General description

Very vanilla

says on December 31, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 100/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Burnished

General description

Excellent and beyond delicious! Lives up to the hype, maybe not the cost!

says on July 1, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 73/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Musty, flat berries with leather. Flavours subdued as if oxygenated or watered down. I understand the rage to collect it, but I don't get it.

says on April 30, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 70/100
Color: Burnished

General description

Way too rough for the price.

says on March 31, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 89/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

I feel it is second in the PVW like e to the 15yr. I love wheated bourbon and this one is great, spicier than the 15yr. Great nose but it is just starting to get too much woodiness.

says on February 1, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 97/100
Color: Burnt umber

General description

Nose: Caramel popcorn that has been drenched in sweet cream butter, notes of finely aged full grain leather, dates and cherries.

Palate: Dark fruit, caramel popcorn, tobacco, finely aged full grain leather and oak tannin's.

Finish: Sweet and smooth for its age, hints of vanilla and oak on the very end.

says on June 14, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 94/100
Color: Tawny

General description

Better with a dash of water. Loads of vanilla balancing nail polish

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Flavour profile

  • Bourbon
  • Oak
  • Vanilla
  • Sweet
  • Spice
  • Orange
  • Delicate
  • Fruit
  • Toffee
  • Amazing
  • Wood
  • Sugar
  • Rich
  • Peach
  • Maple
  • Good
  • Ginger
  • Coconut
  • Cinnamon
  • Bitter
  • Beautiful
  • Banana
  • Typical
  • Syrup
  • Strong
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