Pappy Van Winkle's 12-year-old Special Reserve Bourbon is slightly higher in both age and proof than its 10-year-old counterpart. The extra two years give the wheat time to create a smoother, more balanced product. The result? America's foremost spirits authority, Paul Picult, described this award-winning bourbon as "a perfect combination of age and proof." You'll find gentle flavors of sun-kissed fruits and dark spices laced with caramel from the butterscotch start to the savory finish.