Extremely sough-after among collectors, Van Winkle Bourbons honor one of the whiskey industry’s founding fathers. In this exclusive range, Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve 20 Year Old Bourbon Whiskey stands out even further as it is exceptionally old for a bourbon – no other bourbon can stand 20 years of aging. This stunning bourbon, however, has enough character to not only withstand it but to reemerge spectacularly better on the other side. A very special whiskey, it’s one of the most unique and stunning bourbons ever made.
In 1893, Julian Pappy Van Winkle Sr. began working as a traveling salesman for the W.L. Weller & Sons Company in Louisville, Kentucky. Weller & Sons was a liquor wholesaler and sold bourbon behind various labels, including Old Fitzgerald and Rebel Yell. After the turn of the century, Van Winkle purchased Weller & Sons Co., together with the Stitzel Distillery (the distillery produced most of the bourbons sold by the wholesaler), and merged the two companies.
While Prohibition forced most distilleries to close their doors soon thereafter, Van Winkle was granted a license to continue operating his distillery and producing whiskey for medicinal purposes. By the time of his death in 1966 (at the age of 91), Van Winkle was the oldest active distiller in the country.
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|Proof||90.4 (45.2% ABV)|
|Distiller/Bottler Name||Buffalo Trace Distillery|