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Woodford Reserve

Complex nose, woody palate

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@WhiskyNotesReview by @WhiskyNotes

3rd Dec 2009


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Nose: tons of vanilla with beautiful undertones of cedar wood, varnish and peppermint. Almonds. Crême brûlée. Some pear. There’s even a hint of charcoal. It’s very rich and certainly has an individual character, different from other bourbons. Mouth: immediately woody (maybe a tad too much, slightly tannic) and spicy. Mint again. Burnt caramel and maple syrup. Something metallic as well (like licking a battery). A little tobacco towards the finish. Finish: sweet and spicy. Echoes of vanilla. Medium length.

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BAllanson commented

I won't add a full review, as I agree with most of the nose and mouth observations above. I must say that I have never tasted anything remotely metallic in WR; that mystifies me. For my palate, I've tasted no better bourbon. I would have given it a solid 8, but this is indeed a unique bourbon. Likely it isn't the favorite of everyone, but it sure is for me!

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markjedi1 commented

I recently received a one-liter bottle as a gift, but it has a higher ABV. Mine is 45,2% and it's a batch 122, bottle 02235. I'll give it a try soon.

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