Pappy Van Winkle's 23-year-old

Overall rating
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Family Reserve
Stated Age
23 years old
47.8 % Vol.
750 ml
Added on
14 Oct 2018 3:32 pm by lincolnimp

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Whisky Reviews for Pappy Van Winkle's 23-year-old

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.00 points

  1. dram-drinker scored this whisky 90 points Moderator

    Cooked oranges are a good sign - so far the most balanced Bourbon I had - better than the 20yo or the 15yo but for sure not delivering the value of the price - anyhow very good
    • Nose
      90 90
      Lots of vanilla, fine notes of charred wood, spices, little cinnamon, citrus fruits, cooked oranges, jam, whiffs of hair spray - very good
    • Taste
      91 91
      Very oily, creamy, sirupy, good sweetness, vanilla again, menthol, eucalypus, honey, freshly oiled wood furnitures, dark chocolate - great
    • Finish
      89 89
      Long, warm, spicy, fruity, not drying

  2. ctu scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Not an outstanding bourbon unfortunately, especially in this age and price range.
    • Nose
      Spicy oak, horseradish, ginger, lacquered wood, punch, bubble gum, orange peel and vanilla.
    • Taste
      Creamy. Honeyed apple, tannic oak, horseradish, ginger, citruses and cream.
    • Finish
      Medium, sweet, creamy.

  3. lincolnimp scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    I tried a 2013 bottles before and had it at an average score of roughly 85 but lowered that to 80 on reflection, as I was not very impressed with it.

    This 2017 bottle is much better, more flavoursome, better balanced etc.

    These notes are for Bottle no I3871

  4. lincolnimp scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    This is so much better than the last time I tried it but perhaps that is because the bottle was opened in front of me so I know it is fresh.
    • Nose
      90 90
      There is smoky Cedar wood. hints of sweet creosote, lashings of bubble gum, Turkish Delight, a little raspberry and strangely I am getting a few hints of baked ham?
    • Taste
      87 87
      This is really fizzy and creamy with it, red apples, black cherries and wood mixed with spice.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Good medium length, remaining sweet and syrupy.


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