Only 3,300 bottles are produced each year, and most are quickly snatched up by eager collectors. However, the real reward lies not in hoarding but in drinking this whiskey, thick with caramel and vanilla and so smooth it makes one question its 95.6 proof. The image of the cigar-smoking “Pappy” Van Winkle on the label is inspiration to enjoy this libation with a La Gloria Cubana Serie R or an Arturo Fuente Don Carlos robusto.
By Robb Report Staff
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