Van Winkle’s Family Reserve Rye Whiskey
For the rye whiskey lover, this is a special treat. Most rye whiskeys are aged for 4 years or less, but the award-winning Van Winkle’s Family Reserve Rye Whiskey is aged for 13 years, making it one of the oldest rye whiskeys on the market. “This 13-year breaks the mold,” says Paul Picult, America’s foremost spirits authority, who describes it as “a truly unique and rewarding rye whiskey experience.” The full-bodied beverage takes on much of the toasted oak and vanilla flavors that seep from the charred wood it’s aged in. A backbone of caramel carries you through deep, dark spices and fruits with a tangy undertone, then gives way to a spicy, oaky finish.
Secondary Market Value: $1200-$1300
Starting Bid: $99 (MSRP)
Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve 23 Year Bourbon
Many aspects of Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve 23 Year Bourbon are dark: dark fruits, dark spices, espresso roasted coffee, browned butter, charred oak, toasted nuts, and star anise are the standout flavors. It’s a rare find, only released annually in small batches, making its availability shrouded in darkness too. If you’re lucky enough to find some, caramel will greet your senses while the finish leaves you reeling through the complex array of flavors until you go back for the next sip. Be sure to drink this bourbon whiskey neat so you can savor its uniqueness. This very rare bourbon takes generations of distilling know-how to produce. Only the most careful and expensive distilling method can be used to create a whiskey as special as this one. This is the same distillation as our famous 20 year old Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve. These barrels were carefully selected from the heart of the warehouse. Be sure to drink this bourbon whiskey neat so you can savor its uniqueness.
Rated “Five Stars” by Paul Pacult.
Secondary Market Value: Varies by Availability, recently upwards of $9000
Starting Bid: $249 (MSRP)
Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve 20 Year Bourbon
At the World Spirits Championship, Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve 20 Year Bourbon earned a 99 out of 100 points, the highest rating ever given to a bourbon. 20 years of aging can make a bourbon overly woody and unbalanced, but Pappy Van Winkle’s 20 Year retains its sweetness and complexity. Described by Preston Van WInkle as “Cognac-like,” the flavor is intense and best enjoyed as a digestif. A silky smooth mouthfeel glides from dried, spiced fruits to creamy, honeyed oak with a long finish. Drink Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve 20 Year Bourbon neat and savor each sip––it’s exceptionally rare.
Secondary Market Value: $1800 – $2500
Starting Bid: $149 (MSRP)
Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve 15 Year Bourbon
Award-winning, well-aged, full-bodied, Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve 15 Year Bourbon is all things good. While not the oldest member of Pappy Van Winkle’s family, this bourbon does have the highest proof, ranking at 107 ABV. These bottles come from hand-selected, deeply charred oak barrels and are aged undisturbed for 15 years before public release. The time allows the flavors from the oak to mellow while the flavors from the base ingredients strengthen. If you have an opportunity to taste this rare and limited release, expect complex, rich notes of dried fruits, exotic spices, oak tannins, and a cooked sugary sweetness. Like the rest of the Pappy Van Winkle lineup, caramel flavors last from beginning to end, although this 15 year bourbon has a smoother finish.
Secondary Market Value: $1300 – $1500
Starting Bid: $79 (MSRP)
Pappy Van Winkle’s 12 year old Special Reserve Bourbon
Pappy Van Winkle’s 12 year old Special Reserve Bourbon is slightly higher in both age and proof than its 10 year old counterpart. The extra two years give the wheat time to create a smoother, more balanced product. The result? America’s foremost spirits authority, Paul Picult, described this award-winning bourbon as “a perfect combination of age and proof.” You’ll find gentle flavors of sun-kissed fruits and dark spices laced with caramel from the butterscotch start to the savory finish.
Secondary Market Value: $600 – $800
Starting Bid: $59 (MSRP)
Old Rip Van Winkle’s 10 Year Bourbon
Old Rip Van Winkle’s 10 Year Bourbon is the youngest of Pappy Van Winkle’s award-winning lineup. A splash of limestone well-water is added before bottling for two reasons: to make an exceptionally smooth whiskey and to keep it as close to barrel proof as possible. The 10-year aging period in 100% new oak imparts strong vanilla and toasted wood flavors to each sip. If you can get your hands on a bottle, be prepared for a buttery mouthfeel, balanced, rich flavors ranging from caramel to roasted nuts, and a long, spicy finish.
Secondary Market Value: $500 – $600
Starting Bid: $49 (MSRP)
Four Roses “Enduring Hearts” Charity Barrel
80 Bottles of Private Blend Bourbon from the last season that Four Roses is offering custom barrels.
Bottles will have custom labeling. These are great as corporate gifts!
Special Guest Speaker will describe Lot #7.
Market Value: To Be Announced
Starting Bid: To Be Announced
Nikka Taketsuru Pure Malt 21 Year Old
Market Value: $300 – $400
Starting Bid: To Be Announced
ADDITIONAL LOTS TO BE ANNOUNCED AT EVENT IF APPLICABLE!