Pappy Van Winkle Family reserve rye 13 year. This 13-year breaks the mold as it is one of the oldest rye whiskeys available today. The maturity it has achieved while aging is quite obvious when you take the first sip. Flavors include cocoa, vanilla, spice, and white pepper. Rye whiskey lovers who try this bottling will never again look back at the younger versions. Paul Pacult’s Spirit Journal Rating: HHHHH Rated 95 by the Beverage Tasting Institute .