Van Winkle Special Reserve 12 Year is the perfect combination of age and proof. This sweet, full-bodied whiskey has been described by some as “nectar.” The 12 years of aging and medium proof of 90.4 seem to be just right in creating a very pleasant drink of whiskey. This fine bourbon can compete with any excellent cognac as an after-dinner drink. The overall impression is rich and deep.
You’ll see a brilliant, amber-orange color and smell luscious, complex toffee. The taste is round and supple at entry, leading to a dry, expansive, medium body. Enjoy notes of caramel, nuts, and brown spices that are followed by a lengthy, enveloping finish. It’s an outrageously smooth and decadent bourbon.