Woodford Reserve

Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

ABV 45.2%
REVIEWED Issue 3
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Specifications
Brand: Woodford Reserve
Expression: Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Type: USA Whisky / Bourbon
Age: No Age Statement
Year of bottling: 1999
ABV: 45.2%
Country/Region: USA / Kentucky
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Awards
Editor's Choice
Issue 3
Tasting notes
Taster   Jim Murray
Nose: Cream-toffee and honeycomb. Vanilla and other gentle oaky tones waft through. Brilliant.
Palate: Subtle spices warm the palate only for the honey to calm things down again. Sweetcorn, and brilliant, toasty brown-sugared depth.
Finish: Some deft rye; the oak adds dryness.
Comment: A bourbon of stunning complexity that really has improved in the last year or so as the depth has intensified. Easily among the best on the market in the UK.
9.0
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Restrained black chocolate. Cigar boxes. Hint of charcoal.
Palate: Very firm. Full of flavours, tightly combined. Whole almonds, marzipan. Root ginger. A touch of fresh oak, and some charcoal.
Finish: Very long. Flowery: violet.
Comment: Perhaps encouraged by the dark orange colour, the descriptors sound sweet, but the overall effect is one of flowery dryness, with great finesse.
8.5
Visit the distillery
The Woodford Reserve Distillery, 7855 McCraken Place, Versailles, KY, USA
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