by Steven Doyle
December is always a good month for so many reasons, but for many bourbon enthusiasts it is allocation time for the Van Winkle brand which is produced jointly by the Sazerac Company and Buffalo Trace Distillery.
Pappy Van Winkle is aged for 15, 20 or 23 years, which is considerably longer than the aging period for most bourbons. The 20 year is bottled at 90.4 U.S. proof (45.2% alcohol by volume) and has been described as “intensely fruity”. The 15 year is bottled at 107 proof. The 23 year is bottled at 95.6 proof. Continue reading