Van Winkle Special Reserve Lot B (Van Blankle)
Added on Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 at 08:50 AM
  Bottler: Buffalo Trace
  Age: 12 yrs Type: American
  Vintage: 1992 Subtype: Bourbon
  ABV: 45.20 % Region: Kentucky
  Price: N/A Availability: Collectors Only
A single barrel of Stitzel-Weller bourbon bottled in 2004 for Randy Blank, known as "Van Blankle".
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The nose is old dusty bourbon with some medicinal notes. The palate is initially sweet with candy notes, then savory in that distinctly Van Winkle way, fading to slightly medicinal note and a finish with a nice balance of wood and spice.

 

This is an understated, really wonderful bourbon with a good balance of sweet and spice. It's very well balanced; the initial sweetness, the spice and the touch of medicinal, savory notes, make it approachable and fun but also complex and interesting. It's a beautiful composition and is far better than any bottle of the 12 year old Lot B I've tasted. This one is legendary for a reason.

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