This outrageous 23 year old bourbon whiskey was distilled at the Old Rip Van Winkle distillery in 1986 and bottled in 2009 for the Family Selection in this special limited edition crystal decanter.
Bottled at 114 proof (57% ABV), this was the first time that the 23yo was offered at any other strength than the series standard 95.6 proof and is one of only 1200 sets released.
Each crystal decanter was individually hand engraved and numbered and comes supplied in a lovely solid wood, leather-lined presentation case containing two Glencairn glasses and a signed COA by company President, Julian P. Van Winkle III. A simply stunning offering that does not see the light of day often.
There have been four generations of Van Winkle's working for the company since Julian Van Winkle III was joined by his son Preston in 2001. The Van Winkles decided to move all distilling to the Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort, Kentucky in 2002 - previously it was produced in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky.
Bottle Code: K3170911:39.
Please note, there is a slight tear in the perforation plastic on the top of the capsule. This is very minor and the shrink wrapping is still fully intact around the capsule stopper - see final image inset for detail.