It's simple math: Double Double Oaked equals quadruple enjoyment.
The Woodford Reserve Distillery (people born in the 1800s probably knew it as the Old Oscar Pepper Distillery) was established back in 1812 — which means it's older than lawnmowers or sewing machines. Now it belongs to the Kentucky-based behemoth Brown-Forman, and one of the numerous Spirits they produce is the eponymous Woodford Reserve, a top-class small batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, introduced to our palates in 1996. The distillery boasts ancient copper pot stills and century-old cypress wood fermenters. They have one of the only heat cycled barrelhouses in the world as well, which gives the Spirit its legendary color and flavor.
You might be familiar with Woodford's Double Oaked Kentucky Straight Bourbon. You know, it's the one that's made by taking the classic Woodford Reserve and putting it in heavily toasted and lightly charred oak barrels. Well, the Double Double takes the finished liquid to a second new oak barrel for an additional year of finishing. It's a fine line between madness and genius — in this case, our bet is on the latter. And so is that of countless thirsty bourbonites who line up each year for this limited annual release. We can't all be wrong.