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Woodford Reserve

Excellent Bourbon

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mReview by @masterj

11th Oct 2012

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This is the second Bourbon I've tried and let me say that I'm impressed. It's a well rounded Bourbon and at the price, simply cannot be beat! It's outstanding!

Nose: The nose on this Bourbon is intense. You really need to take your time with this one to fully appreciate it. Initially, the first thing wafting up my nose is fudge chocolate. After 10 minutes it completely changes. You can smell toffee, coco, cloves, nutmeg, floral notes, charred oak, varnish. Adding some water mellows it, now it's smelling of maple syrup.

Palate: It's a light to medium Bourbon and very smooth. Sweet palate initially. Has a tad bit of spice. There's some orange, cinnamon, bitter chocolate, butter with very burnt toast, and of course, an oak/woody taste.

Finish: It's a long finish. Your left with a floral aftertaste. This is accompanied by oak and an earthy taste. It's not oily like other whiskys, it's more as if your mouth is coated with butter. Your tongue is left dry and sticky rather than oily.

Overall quite enjoyable.

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