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Van Winkle Special Reserve 12 Year Review

Tasting Notes & Ratings

Expert Rating: 77.5 Ratings Key

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Distillery Tasting Notes

Made by Sazerac Company ~ Buffalo Trace Distillery

See a brilliant, amber-orange color. Smell luscious, complex toffee. Taste a round, supple entry, leading to a dry, expansive, medium body. Enjoy notes of caramel, nuts, and brown spices with a lengthy, enveloping finish. It’s an outrageously smooth and decadent bourbon.

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Details

Proof: 90.4
Alcohol by volume (ABV): 45.2%
Aged: 12 years
Retail (MSRP): $79.99

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Ratings Key

Ratings breakdown based on a 100 point scale.

  • 90-100 Exceptional
  • 80-89 Very Good
  • 70-79 Average
  • 60-69 Below Average
  • 50-60 Drain Pour
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