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Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve 20 Years Old Bourbon Whiskey Review

By Richard Thomas Rating: A+ I was back in Louisville recently, and decided to try some of the new Urban Bourbon Trail (“Urbin Burbin”) there. The result was my first ever visit to the Baxter Station Tavern, with its excellent bourbon menu, and a chance to revisit Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve 20 Years Old. Rare bourbons like Pappy Van ...

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Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve 15 Years Old Bourbon Whiskey Review

Pappy Van Winkle 15 Year Family Reserve Bourbon Whiskey

By Richard Thomas Rating: A+ Although Pappy Van Winkle has only a middling history as Kentucky bourbon’s go, the label is one of the most rarefied on the market today. As the story goes, Julian P. Van Winkle graduated from Centre College in Kentucky in 1892, went to work for a wholesaler, and gravitated into whiskey-making when he bought the ...

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Noah’s Mill Small Batch 15 Year Old Bourbon Whiskey Review

Noah's Mill Small Batch 15 Year Old Bourbon Whiskey

Editor’s Note: This review is of the original 15 year old version of this bourbon, not the current NAS version. By Richard Thomas Rating: A- Admirers of old fashioned, pre-Prohibition style bourbon love to hear two words in connection with a new bottle of Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey, namely “cask strength” and “small batch.” Granted, “single barrel” and “cask strength” ...

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