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Woodford Reserve

Fresh and delicious!

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cReview by @ckingphoto

29th May 2012


Woodford Reserve
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This was my first bottle of Bourbon I bought and I bought another because I enjoy it very much. I wanted an alternate to the peated whiskies I normally drink and I heard they use copper stills (we don't know how much of that spirit is in the standard bottling).

I love bourbons mainly because I love oak and burning wood (like the toasted / charred casks bourbon is aged in). The nose is very floral and very perfumed, slightly overwhelming at first until you let it air out. Very nice smells and it is very fresh smelling. The arrival is paced, delicious and incredibly smooth. The amount of filtration used in bourbon and the corn based mash makes for a smooth and sweet delivery of sugar, oak and a clean spirit.

As the bottle gets consumed the perfume notes are tamed and the oak really comes through. The finish is medium to long, clean and crisp.

I highly recommend this but I will warn that this is not a normal bourbon. I didn't get the thick vanilla and spices and charred oak flavours like I do in Bulleit and Makers Mark. If you are looking for a traditional bourbon experience, this isn't it in my opinion.

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ckingphoto commented

After drinking more and more of this the thin mouth-feel just bothers me a LOT. Score kinda drops to 80/100 lately and it's not worth the $47 in Ontario. Should be $35. Four Roses Single Barrel is $45 and twice the whisky this is. Still good and in fact tastes almost identical to Glenkinchie.

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