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Woodford Reserve

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@VictorReview by @Victor

27th Nov 2013


Woodford Reserve
  • Nose
  • Taste
  • Finish
  • Balance
  • Overall

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Woodford Reserve is made at the Labrot & Graham Distillery, which is owned by Brown Forman. Other Brown Forman brands include Jack Daniels, Old Forester, and Early Times. The reviewed bottle # 10747 is from batch # 484. The reviewed bottle is 80% full, has been open for 2 years, and preserved with inert gas for the last 14 months

Nose: rich maple, vanilla, confectioner's sugar, oak, hickory, baking spices from rye grain...the nose has gotten richer with oxidation. A very rich and a very good bourbon nose

Taste: good translation to the palate, with anise/black licorice added. The degree of refinement of the flavours is good, but not excellent. The wood flavours are especially strong here. Personally I don't like the anise note

Finish: long and strong, with bitterness on the close

Balance: this is a good rich standard bourbon...I don't like the anise note and I most especially don't like the bitterness on the close. Bourbon should not be bitter. Bitterness in a bourbon is caused by substandard wood. With better wood this is easily a 90 point whiskey

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