Van Winkle Weller – Owner’s Collection Whiskey Tasting

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GET YOUR WHEAT ON!
Try several of the top-rated bourbons of the year in a guided tasting with The Twisted Tail’s Owner, George Reilly, as he leads guests in a whiskey tasting featuring Pappy Van Winkle 20 Year, William Larue Weller, Van Winkle Special Reserve 12 Year, and W. L. Weller 12 Year. Guests will be treated to hors d’oeuvres in addition to the whiskey tasting. Pour size is 1 oz. for each bourbon.
The event is limited to 23 people.
About Pappy Van Winkle 20 Year:
The #1 rated Bourbon Whiskey in the world with a 99 out of 100 rating by the World Spirits Championship. This bourbon is aged 20 years and bottled at 90.4 proof for a wonderfully smooth and rich profile. Pappy Van Winkle was a true character and like its namesake, this bourbon whiskey is full of character – quite a remarkable whiskey.
Wine Enthusiast rating: 99 “Sophisticated and full of character, this is a very special whiskey with a wonderfully smooth, rich taste.” -Paul Pacult’s Spirit Journal
AWARDS:
2018 Double Gold Medal, Best Bourbon, Best Small Batch Bourbon – New York International Spirits Competition
2018 Bronze Medal – San Francisco World Spirits Competition
About William Larue Weller:
Uncut and unfiltered, this hand-bottled bourbon is barrel proof. Weller substitutes wheat for the traditional rye grain, a production method pioneered by W.L. Weller.
TASTING NOTES:
Fragrant scents of caramel corn, new leather, plums, light toffee and pipe tobacco. The palate tastes of marshmallow, salted almonds, nougat, figs and dates. This whiskey finishes smooth, composed and flavorfully sweet.
AWARDS:
“5 Stars – Highest Recommendation” – F. Paul Pacult’s Spirit Journal, December 2018
2019 World Whisky of the Year – Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible
About Van Winkle Special Reserve 12 Year:
“A perfect combination of age and proof. The 12 years of aging and medium proof of 90.4 seem to be just right in creating a very pleasant drink of whiskey. This fine bourbon can compete with any excellent cognac as an after-dinner drink.” -Paul Pacult
TASTING NOTES:
Highlighted by light aromas of dried mango, cocoa, fruit and spiced peach. Flavors of honey, oak and tobacco dance on the pallet. The finish is balanced and dry, with a lingering tingle.
About W. L. Weller 12 Year:
As part of the wheated bourbon family, this twelve year old W.L. Weller is aged far longer than most wheated bourbons. This offering is a smooth, easy-going and balanced offering with a beautiful deep bronze color.
TASTING NOTES:
Aromas of lanolin, almond, creamed corn and toasty vanilla. The mid-palate flavor is heavily wheated, layered and moderately sweet. Long, oaky, and intensely smooth finish.
AWARDS:
2018 Double Gold Medal, Best Straight Bourbon – New York International Spirits Competition
2018 BEST IN SHOW; Best of Division; Best of Category; Gold Medal – Los Angeles International Spirits Competition

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