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Product Description

This legendary 23 year old straight Kentucky Bourbon whiskey was selected from Pappy Van Winkle's private stock and bottled at 95.6 proof (47.8% ABV) for their Family Reserve series.

Filled from charred American oak barrels, this limited release Bourbon was bottled as bottle number C11284 and comes supplied with a fine black velvet bag. We believe this 'C' series was bottled in 2008.

Released in very small batches annually, with demand far outweighing the supply, this Pappy 23 year old really is seen as the pièce de résistance in the Bourbon world. It is described as having a long lasting oaky finish whilst being mellow, sweet and easy drinking - the brand themselves recommend you drink it neat!

It hasn't gone unnoticed with the critics either; winning the Double Gold at the San Francisco World Spirits Awards in 2008 and picking up a rating of 95pts from the Whisky Advocate along the way.

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.


Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Family Reserve
Charred American Oak
Pappy Van Winkle

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Pappy Van Winkle's 23 Year Old Family Reserve Bourbon Whiskey

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