Van Winkle Ryes

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Van Winkle Ryes

Postby Veach » Tue Jun 18, 2002 11:19 pm

The other night at the D Marie's Bourbon Bar I did a side by side tasting of the Van Winkle ryes. I made some quick notes and thought I would post them here for those interested.

Old Rip Van Winkle Old Time Rye 12 YO 90 proof

Color: Rich Amber

Nose: Oak wood and cloves. A hint of pepper and vanilla.

Taste Caramel toffey with pepper spice and honey.

Finish: Smooth and long with a sweet honey vanilla after taste that lasted for several minutes.

Van Winkle Family Reserve Rye 13 YO 95.6 proof

Color: Dark Amber

Nose: Honey and spice - nutmeg, vanilla and a bit of allspice.

Taste: Smokey dry oak with a spiciness that is common to good rye whiskey - clove and nutmeg maybe a hint of a sweeter spice.

Finish: very dry oak wood.

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