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Old Rip Van Winkle 10 Year Old 2010

Lot: 5080172

Old Rip Van Winkle 10 Year Old 2010

Winning Bid: £1,100
(Reserve has been met) This lot currently has: 16 bids

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Lot:
Distillery: 
Buffalo Trace
Age: 
10 Year Old
Region: 
Kentucky, USA
Bottler: 
Official
Cask Type: 
charred American Oak
Bottled Strength: 
107 US Proof / 53.5%
Bottle Size: 
75cl
Distillery Status: 
Operational
product Details

Old Rip Van Winkle 10 Year Old 2010

The Old Rip Van Winkle brand was a pre-prohibition bourbon label, revived by the Van Winkle family after they were forced to sell their Stitzel-Weller distillery by its board of directors. New owners, Somerset Imports, granted Julian Van Winkle II (son of the famous 'Pappy') the continued use of an office at the distillery, and first option on purchasing casks to bottle his new brand with. When he died and the business passed to his son, Julian III, this courtesy was no longer extended, and he moved bottling to the old Hoffman distillery in Lawrenceburg in 1983, renaming it Old Commonwealth. He was still able to buy Stitzel-Weller stock though, and introduced the famous Pappy Van Winkle range in homage to his grandfather, using well-aged barrels from the distillery the now-legendary figure once so lovingly ran. When Stitzel-Weller was closed down by United Distillers in 1992, it was only a matter of time before stock would run out. This necessitated a partnership between Julian Van Winkle III and Buffalo Trace distillery in 2002, seeing all bottling move there, initially using the remaining Stitzel-Weller barrels, with these eventually replaced by Buffalo Trace distilled stock. The product from all eras is revered, and the brand is considered to be the first premium bourbon line to have been produced in the US.

The 10 year old Handmade Bourbon is one of the original Old Rip Van Winkle brands, first bottled by Julian Van Winkle III in 1980s.

This is a 2010 release, bottled at Buffalo Trace using the short, stout bottle shape. This was eventually replaced by the taller cognac style used today in 2013.

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