Pappy Van Winkle: Family Reserve: 15 Year (American Bourbon: 15 Years: 53.5% ABV)
Visual: A very dark rich amber.
Viscosity: Quite a loose mix of streaks.
Nose: Wheat and rye crackers. Quite a tingle at this point. Dry granite. Orange rind, possible liqueur like in style. Slight sourness with water.
Body: Smooth. Spicy red grapes. Alcohol fire builds up after a while but is not immediately evident. Vanilla toffee and glacier cherries. Water makes smoother and adds ... read more