Old Rip Van Winkle 10/90
Added on Sunday, Sep 9, 2012 at 11:51 AM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: 10 yrs Type: American
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Bourbon
  ABV: 45.00 % Region: Kentucky
  Price: $45 Availability: Better Stores
Member Ratings and Notes

N: Sweet nose - bubblegum up front, wood, light clay and earthiness. Light vanilla, a touch of marshmallow. Perfect wood.


P: Nice medium entry, moderately sweet. Bubblegum again in spades on the palate; light wood, gentle heat. Light maple syrup.


F: Gentle heat, lightly astringent wood. A touch of bubblegum, some oak, a little black cherry. Faint hint of peanuts and a little grassiness as it fades.


This is not an everyday drinker for me, but the nose and palate really did it for me in this particular tasting.  


[2007 bottling] 

Nose: Corn syrupy sweetness


Palate: Very straightforward bourbon flavors, starts sweet, touch of mint maybe a bit of lemongrass


Finish: Slightly medicinal.


Overall: Very straightforward, not bad but lacking complexity. 

Tasting blind, I actually guessed this was Maker's Mark.


[2007 Bottling]

Orange-copper color. I have always loved the Van Winkle noses and this fits right in my wheelhouse: vanilla, molasses, brown sugar, and a little oak. On the tongue this is more straightforward, a little bite and a fair amount of wood. A tad bitter too, but not in a bad way. Has a good long finish. 2009 Release. [1/14/13] 
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