Van Winkle 12 Year Old Special Reserve
The 12 year old Special Reserve is one of the original Old Rip Van Winkle brands bottled by Julian Van Winkle III at his facility in Lawrenceburg.
With stocks beginning to run thin in the early 2000's, Van Winkle came to an agreement with the Sazerac company to move bottling and future production to Buffalo Trace, who were already using the old Stitzel-Weller recipes for the Weller brand.
An historic distillery, Buffalo Trace was built by Edmund Haynes Jr (also known as the Colonel), and was known as Old Fire Copper distillery. Over the years it has been the place of work of many of the industry's great names, including Albert Blanton, Elmer T. Lee and George T. Stagg, all of whom are immortalised by products produced there today. In the 20th century it has been known as a number of things, mostly as George T. Stagg, briefly as the Blanton's distillery, and most recently, Ancient Age, before becoming Buffalo Trace in 1999.
All Van Winkle products have been produced at Buffalo Trace since 2002. This is a 2018 bottling.
Please be advised that the absence of any specific condition reports does not imply that this bottle is in perfect condition. We recommend close inspection of all images prior to placing any bids, and any further information required can be provided upon request.
Due to the various ages of bottles and their seals, condition of liquid is at the buyer's discretion and no claim can be lodged against failure/leakage in transit.