This is for the 2017 version. A very, very nice wheated bourbon. No doubt about it. I tried this side-by-side-by side with the PVW 20 and PVW 23, all from 2017, and the 15 was the clear winner. Not sure if it's because it has the highest ABV and the better age out of the three Pappies (some say bourbons aged 8-13 years are the best), but the others were no match. No harshness at all, and very obviously wheated, but it does have a long, slow, finish that makes you say... ahhhh. Is it worth the $900 it commands in the open market? HELL NO NO NO!!!!! I will say this again and again -- the William Larue Weller year in year out is the better wheated bourbon from Buffalo Trace, not any of the Pappies. 91 points.
PVW 15 (2017) - 91 points
PVW 20 (2017) - 85 points
PVW 23 (2017) - 90 points
My scores for bourbons are probably higher than many single malt/scotch drinkers on whiskeybase because I tend to like bourbons almost as much as single malt/scotch. There is no way amongst the bourbon enthusiast in the US that the PVW 15 is averaging 85-86 points like it is on WB. Just my 2 cents.