Old Rip Van Winkle 10 Year Old Bourbon Whiskey
Pairs with: Peppered pork belly
Good for: Rewarding yourself or a special gift
I am from: Frankfort, Kentucky
The Story: Founder "Pappy" Van Winkle began working at W.L. Weller & Sons first as a traveling whiskey salesman and eventually as the President of Stitzel-Weller Distillery. He helped shape the industry during and after Prohibition. Through his endeavors in the warehouse, the boardroom and on the road, he built a reputation in the Bourbon industry that was second to none. Fine bourbon was his mission, and he accepted nothing less -- something that remains the case today as well.
Why You'll Love Me: On the nose, look for sweet, spicy, caramel-nut-fudge aromas. Enjoy a fruity, medium-to full-bodied palate with flavors of intense dried fruit and toasted nuts. Each sip finishes with a very long, bold wave of peppery brown spices, floral honey and charred barrel flavors that balance the weight of the alcohol. This is a big, bold, aged Bourbon that has great balance for its high proof and flavor.