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Pappy Van Winkle's 15-year-old

Overall rating
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Family Reserve
Stated Age
15 years old
53.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
29 Mar 2011 3:52 pm

Average value

€ 1.386,35

10 × in wishlist

28 × member ratings

88 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Pappy Van Winkle's 15-year-old

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.12 points

  1. lincolnimp scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    This takes water really well, better in my view than the much more expensive 20 and 23 year.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      88 88

  2. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    91 points for the 2012 bottling. Other than the rye, Pappy 15 is year in year out the best of the 10/12/15/20/23/rye range.

  3. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    that's it I tasted of Pappy Van Winkle, I am a man. :-) I feel like I'm at the top of Mont Bourbon. I hope the descent will not be too monotonous. Enthusiasm 5/5 Whiskey n ° 1529
    • Nose
      Waxed wood and solvent thoroughly! But also sweet and vanilla, more and more intense. It looks like an old grain! Caramel. Caressing and intense at the same time, never aggressive. Very attractive with some red fruits.
    • Taste
      It's a gourmet vanilla that comes first stage THEN the spicy attack second (This is one of the things that will mark me) The wood is present, but without bitterness too marked. Touch almost gooey.
    • Finish
      The spices dance a long time with a return of the solvent.

  4. Prof.Schoof did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This Whiskey was sold for 705 € at Whiskeyauction in March 2015

  5. brian mac scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    The best van winkle of them all in my opinion,dangerously drinkable.

  6. markjedi1 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Wow, this is a very quaffable and simply marvellous
    bourbon. Not easy to find, though. Thanks, Kris!
    • Nose
      Vanilla and oak are the first things I noticed on this
      creamy nose. Then a truckload of honey and a pinch of cinnamon kick in. Raisins and cherries. Caramelized pecan nuts and maple syrup. Hints of
      blood oranges.
    • Taste
      Hmm, very mouth coating and creamy, but the bite of
      the spices is rather soft. Caramel and apple,
      butterscotch, nutmeg. Dark fruit on syrup. The pecan nuts are of the roasted variety now. Wonderful.
    • Finish
      Great and long finish on caramel and coffee, with
      nutmeg at the death.

  7. Furtia scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  8. Jeep51 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Coconut, varnish, creme brulee, caramel and some nuts.
    • Taste
      Powerful and rich. Varnish, salted butter caramel, bitter almond in the middle of the mouth. There are also a lot of spices and vanilla.
    • Finish
      On caramel and vanilla.

  9. mmaclean scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Absolutely one of the best 15 yrs out there in my opinion. I have tried many this year and I still come back to this every time. The best place or opportunity to taste is at events, such as the WhiskeyFest here in the states. Each year all these whiskey`s come together and it`s a taste off!


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