2013 Pappy Van Winkle 15 Year Review

This is the 2013 release of Pappy Van Winkle 15 year which is bottled at 53.5% ABV.

Nose: Heavily buttered popcorn, caramel, toasted marshmallows, and golden raisins.

Palate: Very buttery pastry dough with milk chocolate. Oak is present, but well balanced with french vanilla.

Finish: Dries out a bit with figs and buttery biscuits.

Rating: 95/100 – There’s a reason pappy is hyped – this is one of my favorite bourbons as a guy who prefers wheated/sweeter bourbons.

Value for the money: Pappy has single-handedly driven the bourbon price madness in the last few years sadly. This is going for $700+ on the secondary which is insane. At retail of $89-$99 or so, it’s probably the best buy in bourbon if you can find one which is the real challenge.

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