Old Rip Van Winkle 'Pappy Van Winkle's Family Selection' 23 Year Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Decanter
Julian and Preston Van Winkle hand-picked these select barrels which were filled in April of 1986. This bourbon was not chill-filtered, leaving in all the flavor and complexity of the whiskey. Each decanter was bottled at the original barrel entry proof of 114.
Old Rip Van Winkle Pappy Family Selection 23 Year Old Bourbon Decanter
The Old Rip Van Winkle brand was a pre-prohibition bourbon label, revived by the Van Winkle family after they were forced to sell their Stitzel-Weller distillery by its board of directors. New owners, Somerset Imports, granted Julian Van Winkle II (son of the famous 'Pappy') the continued use of an office at the distillery, and first option on purchasing casks to bottle his new brand with.
When he died and the business passed to his son, Julian III, this courtesy was no longer extended, and he moved bottling to the old Hoffman distillery in Lawrenceburg in 1983, renaming it Old Commonwealth.
He was still able to buy Stitzel-Weller stock though, and introduced the famous Pappy Van Winkle range in homage to his grandfather, using well-aged barrels from the distillery the now-legendary figure once so lovingly ran.
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