Aromas of baking spice on the nose followed by apples, and sweet syrupy notes. The palate features pitted fruits, citrus, dried herbs, and maple. Quick/moderate finish with burnt sugars, egg custard, and vanilla beans. Light fudge, maple, chocolate covered orange, caramel, and honey. Finish is elegant and sturdy.
Van Winkle Bourbons pays homage to one of the whiskey industry's founding fathers. Their bourbons are made from a wheated bourbon recipe, meaning that the secondary ingredient used in the bourbon is wheat instead of rye (other bourbons, such as Larceny Bourbon, have similar mash bills). After the bourbon has been distilled in the heart of Kentucky, this Special Reserve Lot “B" bourbon is aged for 12 years and bottled at 45.2% ABV. This young Van Winkle is extremely elegant and refined for its age, featuring compelling notes of baking spice, citrus, nutty notes and charred sugar.