Van Winkle 12 Year Old Lot B

Van Winkle 12 Year Old Lot B
WhiskyVan Winkle 12 Year Old Lot B
CountryUnited States
TypeBourbon
CaskAmerican Oak
Age12 years old
Abv45.2%
Rating 89/100
Reviews of Van Winkle 12 Year Old Lot B
says on May 18, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 99/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

I was prepared to be let down by the hype, but every step of the tasting journey far exceeded my expectations. See detailed tasting notes. What a bourbon! Update: 2nd time with different bottle yielded a lesser experience; more bite, more tannins, and harder time teasing out flavors, but still an amazing pour.

Nose

I was prepared to be let down by the hype, but that aroma... Beautiful blend of orange peels, honey, caramel, vanilla, stewed fruits (apples and peaches more than red fruit), cinnamon, and floral notes. Best nose I've experienced.

Palate

Oranges, caramels, sweet stewed fruits, honey, toasted oak, baking spices, some cinnamon and nutmeg, extremely smooth. Flavors keep unfolding the more you try it.

Finish

Long, candied finish, tastes like white rabbit (taffy-like Asian candy). Just stays there and reminds you of the memorable experience you just had.

says on March 25, 2019
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 98/100
Color: Yellow gold

General description

very smooth. best I have had so far

says on December 27, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 88/100
Color: Auburn, Polished Mahogany

General description

Orange peel on thr nose. Caramel and vanilla with a sweet oak finish.

says on November 17, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 84/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

still brings the burn, but very enjoyable

says on August 6, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 95/100
Color: Amber

General description

I was prepared to be disappointed, but the 12 year delivered Carmel, vanilla and oranges. Simply one of the best smoothest bourbons I've had.

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Flavour profile

  • Wood
  • Vanilla
  • Sweet
  • Spice
  • Poor
  • Honey
  • Grain
  • Glue
  • Cream
  • Caramel
  • Amazing
  • Wine
  • Unusual
  • Toffee
  • Sugar
  • Strong
  • Rubber
  • Rich
  • Perfect
  • Old
  • Oat
  • Molasses
  • Meringue
  • Lemon
  • Honeysuckle
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