A 2013 bottling of the ellusive Van Winkle Family Reserve Rye, a whisky rarely seen in Australia.
This bottling comes from a private collection, there is just one to sell. It carries the bottle code B1320412:22J, which decodes to 2013, the 204th day of the year at 12:22 on bottling line J.
Bottled at 47.8% / 95.6 proof.
Official tasting notes:
"A soft nose of chestnuts, spice, vanilla and fruit. Features flavors of cocoa, vanilla, spice, and white pepper. A long, warm and complex finish with caramel and spice combined with dry oak."
The Van Winkle bourbons name has become synonymous with excellence and exclusivity in the past decade, with Australian allocations notoriously small and hard to attain.
- Buffalo Trace