This highly coveted release from Van Winkle was described by Julian Van Winkle III as "a once in a lifetime offering". The spirit was distilled in 1989 (so Stitzel-Weller rather than the "new" Bernheim premises...), with the barrels given a decade's ageing in the nearby family-built warehouse before being transported to Buffalo Trace for the remainder of their maturation. In 2014, the decision was made to transfer the bourbon into a stainless steel vessel to halt the ageing process and preserve the rich, yet perfectly balanced, flavour profile.
Let's be clear, the liquid is the star here - but the fact that the wooden cases which house the Glencairn Crystal decanters happen to be part-crafted from the staves of the 11 hallowed barrels used for ageing is an undeniably classy touch.
With only a little over 700 bottles being produced, this special distillate represents a significant landmark in the super-premium bourbon market.
Age: 25 Year Old
50% ABV / 75cl
Bottle Number: 364 / 710
Please note there are no scratches on the bottle, only reflections.
Please examine all images of the lot, any packaging and labels carefully and satisfy yourself as to their condition before making a bid.