Overall rating
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
107 Proof
Stated Age
10 years old
53.5 % Vol.
750 ml
Dumpy bottle
Added on
24 May 2011 8:31 pm
UncoloredCask Strength

Average value

€ 724,00

4 × in wishlist

25 × member ratings

30 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Old Rip Van Winkle 10-year-old

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.78 points

  1. karloff scored this whisky 86 points Specialist

    This was high on my wish list and it was a nice surprise. the Alcohol volume was just right to enjoy straight or with water whenever the mood takes you. This is top draw bourbon and a one that I will be revisiting in the future.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      84 84

  2. karloff scored this whisky 86 points Specialist

    My wife bought me this for Christmas and another off the wish list. Very nice indeed.
    • Nose
      Straight away is the vanilla on the Oak, reminds me of those sherbet lollypops I used to get as a kid. New leather and caramel surround that strong mix of spices.
    • Taste
      This is full bodied and again sometimes I would drink it neat and sometimes I would add a little water. Both very enjoyable. Nice taste of Chocolate orange and liquorice stick.
    • Finish
      This has a long and very creamy finish.

  3. numen scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    sample from a friend
    • Nose
      A little varnish at the forefront, but slight. Caramel, syrup. lots of
      candy corn (really seems to hit the mark as a descriptor, if I do say
      so). Some orange extract, chocolate, and wood. Vanilla, too. Sugarcane,
      coconut, and rock candy. The alcohol always sticks out a bit and stays
      just ahead of the game. Buttery and candied cream corn.
    • Taste
      All over the place, really. There is caramel. Strong corn, candy corn,
      and syrup sweetness in a brash attack, and then the alcohol comes apart
      with the wood. Tough to keep track of the development, but you are left
      with a sugary syrup and oily candy corn residue. Not bad.
    • Finish
      Some wood, vanilla, maple syrup, candy corn, and rock candy. No
      surprises here. It seems denser and darker to me than some of the older
      PVWs, but it just doesn't come together. I can tell that there are
      things in there that I like and could really like, but it just doesn't
      get there for me.

  4. mmaclean scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    nice whiskey, not for the novice for sure. coming in at cask strength , on the second taste with couplle drops of water it really opens up nicely. Wonderful finish to boot

  5. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    N: raisins, very spicy (curry), chocolate, caramel, floral and aniseed
    T: sharp spicy, corn, honey, some bitter orange and cognac
    F: sugar, tea, mushrooms and lemon


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