In 1893, Julian Pappy Van Winkle Sr. began working as a traveling salesman for the W.L. Weller & Sons Company in Louisville, Kentucky. Weller & Sons was a liquor wholesaler and sold bourbon behind various labels, including Old Fitzgerald and Rebel Yell. After the turn of the century, Van Winkle purchased Weller & Sons Co., together with the Stitzel Distillery (the distillery produced most of the bourbons sold by the wholesaler), and merged the two companies.
While Prohibition forced most distilleries to close their doors soon thereafter, Van Winkle was granted a license to continue operating his distillery and producing whiskey for medicinal purposes. By the time of his death in 1966 (at the age of 91), Van Winkle was the oldest active distiller in the country.
Van Winkle Bourbons pays homage to one of the whiskey industry’s founding fathers. This bottling is a real treat for any wheated whiskey lover and a truly monumental American whiskey experience. Crafted with the exclusive Van Winkle family recipe, it’s drawn from the finest barrels in the heart of the Kentucky warehouse, where they have spent 15 years. Rich, decadent, and full-bodied, it features an intense profile with caramel, toffee, spice, and wood notes.
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Proof 107 (53.5% ABV)
Distiller/Bottler Name Buffalo Trace Distillery
The hazy, copper-colored bourbon has a rich nose of honey, fruit, and cinnamon. There’s caramel, toffee, and peppery spice on the full-bodied palate that leads into an extra-long finish with complex spice and wood tones.