Old Rip Van Winkle 10 Year old
Entry Van Winkle worth every penny
7th Jan 2014
Best price to buy online:
Tasting Notes by TallBoy
Picked this up as a consolation since I couldn't get my hands on the 15yr this time around. Next year I will have the 15yr finally!
Not sure why this little gem doesn't get much respect because it is every bit as good as I could expect the 15 to be. At only $65 it is a hell of a value as well. Smooth and wheated as expected from the Winkle's, with a nice buttered finish. Touch of spice similar to cinnamon I think on the edges. The 107 proof is well masked as you do not taste the alcohol at all in this. I am told that the W.L. Weller 12yr is a close cousin of this 10yr and the 15yr so I may just have to make that my everyday since it is so affordable and available. Regardless well done Winkles!