The Stitzel-Weller distillery was built by Pappy Van Winkle just after prohibition ended. Pappy had begun his career in the 1890’s as a salesman for the W. L. Weller company, who processed and re-sold whiskey they had purchased in bulk.
One of their labels sold before prohibition was Old Rip Van Winkle. The Old Rip
Van Winkle sold today is made according to the same strict standards and true
connoisseurs can taste the difference.
The Old Rip Van Winkle's bourbon from Buffalo Trace Distillery, often called Pappy Van Winkle or Pappy
23 Year, 20 Year, 15 Year, 13 Year, 12 Year, 10 Year.
10 Year, 12 Year, 13 Year, 15 Year,
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Winkle Bourbon Alternatives
Pappy Van Winkle's Family Reserve Bourbon 23 Year - 95.6 Proof
This is the #1 Rated Bourbon Whiskey in the World Rated 99 out of 100 by the World's Spirits Championships The 'Pappy Van Winkle's Family Reserve' is aged an unheard of 20 years, and bottled at
95.6 ... can stand 20 years of aging, but this bourbon does it with style. 'Pappy Van Winkle' was a true character.
Pappy Van Winkle 20 year Old Bourbon 90.4
Pappy Van Winkle's Family Reserve is aged an unheard of 20 years, and bottled at 45.2 apy (90.4 proof). This whiskey is wonderfully smooth and rich. No other bourbon today can stand 20 years of aging, but this bourbon does it with style. This bourbon, like 'Pappy', is full of the character that makes it a very special whiskey. It, too, has been put in a class of a fine after dinner cognac.
The 20-year old "Pappy Van Winkle's Family Reserve" has received a rating of 99 by the Wine Enthusiast.
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Old RIP VAN WINKLE Bourbon 15 Year - 107 proof
The same goes for this mature 15 year old bourbon. This delightful bourbon passes over your tongue. "A whiskey connoisseur's bonanza,... remarkable find,... ranks with the best whiskeys," --
VAN WINKLE Family Reserve Rye 13 Year - 90.4 Proof
This 13-year breaks the mold as it is one of the oldest rye whiskeys available today. The maturity it has achieved while aging is quite obvious when you take the first sip.
A truly monumental American whiskey experience that is destined to single-handedly revive interest in straight rye whiskey
VAN WINKLE Special Reserve 12 Year - 90.4 Proof
VAN WINKLE SPECIAL RESERVE KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKEY Van Winkle Special Reserve is the perfect combination of age and proof.
Old RIP VAN WINKLE Handmade Bourbon 10 Year - 90 Proof
This fine whiskey has as pleasant a taste as any whiskey around. The 10 full years of aging combine nicely with its 90 proof.