Van Winkle 12 Year Old has light aromas of dried mango, cocoa, fruit and spiced peach. On the palate, you fin flavours of honey, oak and tobacco. The finish is balanced and dry, with a lingering tingle. Described as a perfect combination of age and proof. The 12 years of ageing and medium proof of 90.4 seem to be just right in creating a very pleasant drink of whiskey. This fine bourbon is competing with any excellent cognac as an after-dinner drink.