I thought the current Pappy 15 situation could be summed up with a haiku:
Pappy Van Winkle
Billionaires, eat your hearts out
For sip or for taste
The last bottle of Pappy 15 I had was from 2011 when I compared it to a 2009 bottling - I have not chased it since. As good as the 2009 and prior was, I never drank Pappy for a smack in the mouth; wheaters aren't for that. Accordingly, I always leaned towards the smoothness of the 20 as a nice after dinner drink.
Last edited by LostBottle; 11-24-2013 at 12:39.
As for PVW15, I have yet to try any bottled after 2009, but the ones I've had have been spectacular and can justify at least some of the hype around the brand. Sad that I'm down to my last 09 bottle...