Pappy Van Winkle is often regarded as the most premium Bourbon whiskey in the world. This incredibly rare, award-winning dram is so exclusive that few get to enjoy a drop of this juice. And lucky for us, Whisky Loot has got their hands on three of big Pappy’s most iconic juices, a task which many thought was borderline impossible. Now they’re breaking the bottles so that whisky lovers of Australia have the opportunity to experience these rare drams for themselves.
It would be rude to just let these three titans of the whisky world sit on the shelf to gather dust, Whisky Loot has created 10 limited edition Pappy packs each containing 3 x 60ml tasters of Pappy’s 15-year, 20-year and 23-year family reserves. Simply put, this box contains three of the most sought after whiskies, of any style, anywhere in the world.
What: 10 limited Pappy packs containing 3 x 60ml tasters of Pappy’s 15, 20. and 23-year reserves.
Where: Whisky Loot
When: Ballot opens on World Whisky Day, 15th May 2021.
How: Two ballots draws: one for active Whisky Loot subscribers and one for the public.
Pappy Van Winkle 15 Year
While it is the youngest in the range, this dram is still exceptionally old for a Bourbon aged in the heart of Kentucky. It contains the same wheated Bourbon as the older bottlings, but presents at a feisty barrel proof of 53.5%, ensuring a full body and intensely spicy profile.
Nose: Rich, freshly glazed cinnamon doughnuts are accompanied by thick vanilla custard, dark cherries, toasted wheaty bread, barrel char, cinnamon, nutmeg and subtle star anise.
Taste: The strength of this whiskey announces itself immediately: hot cinnamon and ginger are followed by cracked black pepper, more vanilla, elegant wood smoke and caramelised corn.
Finish: A spicy finish that rolls on and on. Tannic oak dries the palate, and leaves a warming sweetness you’ll be basking in all night. Absurdly decadent whiskey.
Pappy Van Winkle 20 Year
Ranked the number one Bourbon whiskey in the world. This dram’s two-decade slumber in heavily charred oak barrels produces an opulent and complex whiskey. Bottled at 45.2%, it hits the sweet spot between drinkability and richness.
Nose: Warm leather wafts out of the glass, with aromas of buttered popcorn, toffee, freshly zested orange, sandalwood and toasted ground cinnamon. Dark oak and subtle woodsmoke come with time.
Taste: Oak tannins arrest the palate, with luscious vanilla and the same citrus from the nose. Sweet buttered cornbread with honey and faint wood smoke emerge, with some subtle fruitcake.
Finish: Softer than the 15-year-old, with caramelised orchard fruits taking precedence over spices. Dark chocolate, vanilla and sweet oak linger long after the spirit has disappeared.
Pappy Van Winkle 23 Year
The big pappy of the collection. After 23 years in heavily charred oak barrels, this dram has developed a uniquely sophisticated profile. Simply put, this is one of the rarest whiskies in the world, it really does not get much better than this.
Nose: Concentrated forest floor aromas of maple, sandalwood and dusty oak. Some delicate floral notes emerge, alongside blackberries, figs in syrup and fresh lemon zest.
Taste: A buttery mouthfeel reveals butterscotch coated vanilla ice cream, tobacco leaf, chocolate biscuits, caramelised pears and apples, with drying oak tannins and intense cinnamon spice emerging.
Finish: Extremely long, with lingering notes of treacle, pecans, nutmeg and dried oak. The holy grail of Bourbons lives up to its billing.
How to enter the ballot:
- Launching on World Whisky Day, 15th May 2021, the ballot will have two draws: one for active Whisky Loot subscribers and one for the public.
- Additional opportunities for entries into the draw for entrants who share a link to the ballot site on Facebook and their friends sign up too.
- The lucky winners will be drawn on 7th June 2021 and will then have 24 hours to purchase this exclusive pack.
- On top of this, Whisky Loot is offering a golden ticket to anyone who spends $150 at whiskyloot.com during the month of May, giving them the out of this world opportunity to have a Pappy box added to their order FREE OF CHARGE!
Rather than letting the bottles sit on some collector’s shelf, Whisky Loot is giving you a truly once in a lifetime opportunity to taste, compare and enjoy Pappy van Winkle’s esteemed line of Bourbons. So what are you waiting for?
Head to the website to be in with your chance to purchase a box of Pappy Van Winkle.