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Van Winkle 13-year-old

Overall rating
87.48/100
votes
32
Category
Rye
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Family Reserve Rye
Stated Age
13 years old
Casknumber
K0304
Strength
47.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
25 Dec 2010 9:16 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 1372,00

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32 × member ratings

44 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Van Winkle 13-year-old

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.48 points

  1. Hvdree scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      83 83

  2. MaltMartin scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Legendary whiskey. Almost impossible to find in the U.S., let alone Europe. I had expected more of this Van Winkle. The nose is gorgeous, the palate is a bit disappointing though. 
    • Nose
      Rich and round. The rye spices are well present. Polished oak. Butterscotch. Roasted chestnuts. Cherries and blueberries. Orange marmelade as well. Roses and lavender at the background.
    • Taste
      A bit thin to be honest. Molasses. Resinous. Gingerbread. Brown sugar. Vanilla and honey. Cedar wood. Quite a lot of cinnamon. Pine. Bitter chocolate later on.
    • Finish
      Not that long. Dry. A little nutmeg. Caramel. Mint. 

  3. Furtia scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. Master Quill scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Picture states K0304, Tekst states B559 (where is that on the bottle?)

    It`s not Buffalo Trace Whiskey. This Rye is supposedly a blend of Medley (Owensboro Kentucky) ánd Cream of Kentucky (Frankfort).

    My score is for a bottle 70cl K0375

  5. mmaclean scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Love this and looking for more!!!
    • Nose
      Rye, vanilla, butterscotch, buttery, some squash and pumpkin
    • Taste
      Sweet and rich, balanced with sweet and spice.
    • Finish
      Candy sweet, more vanilla and oak.

  6. mmaclean scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    The nose is phenomenal, deep rye, lots of wood and leather, Taste sweet and whisps of fruit at mid palate with some spice, however still dry. Body is well balanced and smooth, Finish is very dry but in a great way. This has a perfect finish. Price is good, and Presentation could be better
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. mmaclean scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    This was a rare find here in the states. I was visiting a shop in Santa Monica, Ca. USA and stumbled across this at a reasonable price. It taste wonderful and is very rare.

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