Woodford Reserve Distiller's Select

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8037
Woodford Reserve
USA, Kentucky
Kentucky Straight Bourbon
43.2%
0.7 l
Original bottling
other
Virgin American White Oak
Chill filtration - WithArtifical colouring - Without
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Nosing
Sweet:
Vanilla:
Fruit:
Zitrus:
Mint:
Spices:
Herbs:
Caramel:
Dried Fruit:
Orange:
Sherry:
Oak:
Cinnamon:
Pepper:
Apple:
Berries:
Cherry:
Ginger:
Grape:
Honey:
Lemon:
Lemon Peel:
Lime:
Malt:
Melon:
Raisin:
Tobacco:
Wheat:
Herb:
Tasting
Spices:
Sweet:
Vanilla:
Caramel:
Fruit:
Cinnamon:
Nuts:
Chocolate:
Oil:
Oak:
Malt:
Wheat:
Herb:
Chili:
Honey:
Peach:
Barley:
Clove:
Ginger:
Pepper:
Tobacco:
Berries:
Cherry:
Coconut:
Dark Chocolate:
Dried Fruit:
Pear:
Sherry:
Zitrus:
Finish
Spices:
Oak:
Nuts:
Oil:
Sweet:
Vanilla:
Malt:
Fruit:
Wheat:
Alcohol:
Caramel:
Chili:
Cinnamon:
Clove:
Peat Smoke:
Pepper:
Herb:

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Tasting notes of BirdArvid:

BirdArvid
26. Aug 2018

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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: OakMaltBarley

Finish:

Comment: very nice oaky taste
29. Aug 2018
Nosing: MintPepperLemon 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: OakGingerSpicesZitrus
Intense and savoury arrival. Spicy oak, some citrus still showing through. Hot grated fresh ginger.

Finish: PepperOak
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.
04. Apr 2015
SuperDrams
21. Nov 2015
12. Aug 2015
Nosing: FruitCinnamonOrangeVanilla

Taste: CinnamonChocolateCaramel

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.
HerrThorsen
01. Mar 2020
03. May 2017