Woodford Reserve Rye

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12602
Woodford Reserve
USA, Kentucky
Rye
45.2%
0.7 l
Original bottling
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Nosing
Fruit:
Oak:
Apple:
Mint:
Pear:
Sweet:
Vanilla:
Herbs:
Peach:
Pepper:
Spices:
Caramel:
Clove:
Malt:
Rye:
Wheat:
Tasting
Spices:
Sweet:
Malt:
Wheat:
Clove:
Oak:
Honey:
Nuts:
Oil:
Pepper:
Rye:
Herbs:
Alcohol:
Apple:
Barley:
Caramel:
Chili:
Fruit:
Heather:
Mint:
Nutmeg:
Orange:
Peat Smoke:
Seaweed:
Vanilla:
Zitrus:
Maritime Notes:
Finish
Malt:
Wheat:
Spices:
Dark Chocolate:
Fruit:
Oak:
Peach:
Sweet:
Herb:
Chocolate:
Grass:
Pepper:
Rye:
Herbs:

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Tasting Notes 3

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15. Jun 2018
Nosing: Pepper Mint
Very aromatic, black pepper, fragrant wood, menthol and fresh horseradish

Taste: Pepper Spices Nutmeg Clove
Predominantly peppery and spicy. Cloves and nutmeg. That horseradish thing is back, it gets right up the back of your sinuses. Predominantly sweet but ends with a sour tang.

Finish: Spices
Long and spicy

Comment:
Got this as a tester for Rye whisky. I'd definitely say it was interesting, but not sure I'll be coming back to it. The nose is very interesting in particular. Mixed feelings on this one.
16. Mar 2019
Nosing: Vanilla Oak Rye Sweet baked Apple (i.e., not a vibrant fruit; more subdued, even diluted)

Taste: Vanilla Rye and more than a touch of Alcohol

Finish: Oak Rye a lingering Sweet and a musty (but pleasantly complementary) bitterness that comes across as Grass

Comment: Quite a long time in the glass before the rye makes its way to the fore on the nose. A great deal of sugar sweetness dominates out of the bottle, with the requisite oak spice intertwined.

As a whiskey, Woodford Reserve Rye is enjoyable. Strictly as a rye whiskey, however, it lacks the complex bite that distinguishes the style.