This expression of the Pappy Van Winkle is matured for 12 years and bottled at a strength of 45.2% abv. It received a Gold medal at the 2008 International Wine and Spirit Competition.
The perfect combination of age and proof, this sweet, full-bodied Kentucky Bourbon has been described by some as nectar.
Featuring the image of Basil Hayden, distilled in 1960 and bottled in bond for export by National Distillers at Old Grand-dad distillery in 1965. As an export product, this was allowed to be filled at a lower 86 US proof, rather than the domestic requirement of 100 proof set out by the Bottled in Bond Act of 1897.