Woodford Reserve Distiller's Select

This whiskey is one of the few Kentucky Straight Bourbons, which are distilled in Pot Stills. Accordingly, his taste is rich in volume. Every bottle is assigned its own number.

This whiskey is one of the few Kentucky Straight Bourbons, which are distilled in Pot Stills. Accordingly, his taste is rich in volume. Every bottle is assigned its own number.

Details about this bottle Edit
8037
Woodford Reserve
USA, Kentucky
Kentucky Straight Bourbon
43.2%
0.7 l
Original bottling
other
Virgin American White Oak
Chill filtration - With Artifical colouring - Without
Add
Average tasting notes Tasting Notes
Calculated from 11 Tasting Notes
i
Nosing
Sweet:
Vanilla:
Caramel:
Fruit:
Oak:
Zitrus:
Spices:
Herbs:
Dried Fruit:
Mint:
Sherry:
Honey:
Malt:
Orange:
Nuts:
Tobacco:
Herb:
Cherry:
Cinnamon:
Wheat:
Berries:
Grape:
Peat Smoke:
Pepper:
Rye:
Alcohol:
Almonds:
Apple:
Barley:
Ginger:
Grapefruit:
Heather:
Lemon:
Lemon Peel:
Lime:
Melon:
Nutmeg:
Pear:
Raisin:
Tasting
Sweet:
Vanilla:
Spices:
Caramel:
Oak:
Fruit:
Malt:
Nuts:
Wheat:
Chocolate:
Oil:
Cinnamon:
Herb:
Honey:
Rye:
Zitrus:
Dark Chocolate:
Peach:
Tobacco:
Chili:
Pepper:
Sherry:
Cherry:
Clove:
Dried Fruit:
Orange:
Herbs:
Barley:
Cake:
Ginger:
Mint:
Pear:
Alcohol:
Almonds:
Berries:
Coconut:
Grape:
Hay:
Lemon:
Lemon Peel:
Nutmeg:
Peat Smoke:
Raisin:
Finish
Sweet:
Oak:
Spices:
Vanilla:
Nuts:
Oil:
Herb:
Malt:
Caramel:
Wheat:
Fruit:
Dark Chocolate:
Chocolate:
Chili:
Rye:
Cinnamon:
Honey:
Alcohol:
Cherry:
Clove:
Coffee:
Dried Fruit:
Ginger:
Peach:
Peat Smoke:
Pepper:
Sherry:
Tobacco:
Zitrus:

Tasting Video

This slot is intended for displaying content of the external provider (https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/). Please be aware that this content as well as the processing of your user data when clicking on this link is outside of Whisky.de's responsibility and potentially not subject to the General Data Protection Regulation anymore.
Manage details and settings for cookies and third party providers

Quality rating of this bottle

3.9 Rate
194
Tasting Notes 11

Quality comparison of bottles
i

Bottle count
Rating

All tasting notes

Sort by
Nosing:
Heavy with rich dried fruit, hints of mint and oranges covered with a dusting of cocoa. Faint vanilla and tobacco spice.
Taste:
Rich, chewy, rounded and smooth, with complex citrus, cinnamon and cocoa.
Toffee, caramel, chocolate and spice notes abound.
Finish:
Silky smooth, almost creamy at first with a long, warm satisfying tail.
29. Jan 2017
Nosing:

Taste: Oak Malt Barley

Finish:

Comment: very nice oaky taste
29. Aug 2018
Nosing: Mint Pepper Lemon Peel
Menthol, black pepper and lemon peel. Horseradish - which I also smell on their rye whisky. This bourbon also has a fair amount of rye in it which makes some sense.

Taste: Oak Ginger Spices Zitrus
Intense and savoury arrival. Spicy oak, some citrus still showing through. Hot grated fresh ginger.

Finish: Pepper Oak
Medium length, peppery and oaky, quite dry.

Comment:
I got a bottle of this after trying their straight rye release. I think of the two this is definitely the one I would go back to. It is very intense throughout and has the same horseradish component all the way through (particularly on the nose). I'm not sure if this is something which comes predominantly from the rye or if it's distillery character showing through but I haven't come across it in other bourbons. yet. Not sure if I prefer it over scotch, but it definitely has its charms, and is well priced for the quality of spirit.
kiki
15. Sep 2021
Nosing: Oak , Caramel , some Tobacco box, some bitter Herbs , ash, Vanilla

Taste: Caramel some cardboard, some Mint , some paper glue, hints of Orange

Finish: Short, bitter, dry, Oak Chili , cacao

Comment:
To be clear I am not a burbon fun but this one is good enough to buy a bottle!
definitely in the best buy range.
if you don't like it straight, try with coke (sour notes come into play) of in the cocktail
22. Feb 2022
Nosing: Cherry Grape Sweet Vanilla Almonds Cinnamon

Taste: Sweet Vanilla Cherry Grape Oak Cinnamon Lemon Peel Mint

Finish: medium-short

Comment: Velvety smooth bourbon, nuanced flavours, a nice delicate balance of sweetness and dryness. Very easy sipping. Unfortunately we get the 40% ABV version in Australia, would be interested in trying the 43.2% ABV version. Still very nice - 87/100
04. Apr 2015
SuperDrams
21. Nov 2015
12. Aug 2015
Nosing: Fruit Cinnamon Orange Vanilla

Taste: Cinnamon Chocolate Caramel

Finish: Smooth

Comment:
Loadmasterdave
12. Dec 2016
11. Jan 2016

Comment:

Still breaking the complexity down. Very much a dessert drink. I love it though. Will be re-buying.