Woodford Reserve Distiller's Select Kentucky Bourbon

Woodford Reserve

Distiller's Select Kentucky

(0.7l, 43.20%)


7.8/10
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They say it is Official Bourbon of the Kentucky Derby. Horses love it! 
 
Woodford Reserve Distillery (owned by Brown-Forman) is located in the American state of Kentucky, close to the town of Versailles. It is Kentucky’s smallest distillery and quite different from the rest. Instead of the standard column still method it uses pot stills from Scotland. 
 
Woodford Reserve Kentucky Bourbon is marketed under the former company name for the distillery, Labrot & Graham. The mashbill for Woodford Reserve features a high percentage of rye: 72% corn, 18% rye and 10% malt. Unusual also for being triple distilled and having the lowest proof upon entering the barrel where it matures for at least six years. Every bottle is individually numbered with batch and bottle identification.
 

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  • Style
    Bourbon
  • Region
    Kentucky
  • Country
    United States
  • Alcohol
    43.20%
  • Distillery
    Woodford Reserve
  • Bottler
    Woodford Reserve
  • Chill Filtered?
    No

Flavour Spiral™

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vanilla
spicy
toasted oak
honey
orange zest
mint
butterscotch
black pepper
sweet
What does Woodford Reserve Distiller's Select Kentucky Bourbon taste like?

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Bourbon was designated "The Official Spirit of America" by an Act of Congress signed by President Lyndon Baines Johnson.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Colour
Rich amber orange.
 
Smell / Nose / Aroma
Almost a tequila-like smell, black chocolate, coconut, honey, maple syrup, vanilla, woody, tones and black pepper spice.
 
Flavour / Taste / Palate
Firm, full of flavours, oak and vanilla in the beginning, then fruity, almonds and marzipan, honey, ginger, spiciness.
 
Finish
Smooth, long, spicy, tannic and flowery (violet). Oak adds dryness.
 
Comment
Top shelf, in Mint Julep or not.

Flavour spiral
Vanilla, spicy, toasted oak, honey, orange zest, mint, butterscotch, black pepper, sweet.
Ratings & Reviews
Walker
Walker,
One of my go-to's. Love the smoothness!!!
Jon
Jon,
I accidentally told a guy this was wheated. Got ahead of myself.
Joseph
Joseph,
Nothing overpowering. Good overall. Sweet and vanilla at the front. Very mild smoke at the finish. Not a lot of spice or long finish. A great can't -get-hurt bourbon. Will appeal to a wide audience. You should have this in your collection to offer to guests who like a "mild" bourbon.
Sercan
Sercan,
Very well!👌🏽
August
August,
One of my very favorites!
Lou
Lou,
One of my absolute favorites and my go to bourbon. Pleasantly sweet with that simple bourbon character. While I enjoy trying new thing, I always have a bottle of this
Shawn
Shawn,
A bit harsh for my taste when served neat. A single cube tames the burn a bit.
Jim
Jim,
Beautiful, very enjoyable to drink. Smooth with and excellent finish. This bourbon is the gift that keeps on giving.
Juan
Juan,
It's smooth with a nice kick.., definitely smell and taste the vanilla and mint!
anonymous
anonymous,
More of a rum guy but this is my go to Bourbon everytime.... Let's just say Old Fashioned
anonymous
anonymous,
One of the best bourbon in this price
Steven
Steven,
One of my favorite bourbons.
anonymous
anonymous,
Smooth
Timothy
Timothy,
Great flavor, I like how smooth it is.
anonymous
anonymous,
Smooth with a slight bite
anonymous
anonymous,
Pretty smooth
Deja
Deja,
It's got s bite but not terrible.
Michael
Michael,
Very smooth, smoky flavor.
anonymous
anonymous,
More bite than Bullit....but almost identical in price. For 15 bucks a pint a prefer the Bullit burboun
Jeffrey
Jeffrey,
My "go to" house bourbon.
Israel
Israel,
Great bottle, a must have, pretty smooth and tasty.
Mitch
Mitch,
My favorite bourbon for several years now. Intense vanilla up front with a smooth spicy finish that lingers. Like drinking leather. By far the best bourbon for the price.
Aric
Aric,
I little one note. I had a hard time getting past the vanilla.
Kyle
Kyle,
Sweet up front with a long comfortable burn throughout; smoky and woody flavors make this very enjoyable. I think it actually benefits from a half cube of ice.
Joe
Joe,
Pretty good. I think for the money I can get better bourbons of similar tastes. But I do see why this is considered a top tier bourbon at each of its levels. Probably best described as a good at everything but not great at any one thing, so it will please a wider audience
James
James,
One of my favorite bourbons nice and smooth.
Mark
Mark,
I'm a sucker for vanilla and this definitely has the aroma and initial taste. I just wish it lasted longer. The spice kicks in quickly and lingers between sips. (I'm new at this, so I could be mistaking "spice" for the alcohol content just letting you know it's there)
Andrew
Andrew,
Very smooth caramel great multi faceted bourbon
anonymous
anonymous,
Velvety smoothness, and only a touch of sweetness. Aside from that, this is a bland and unimpressive bourbon that leaves your tongue expecting more from it. I'd heard many good things about this bourbon, only to be mildly disappointed.
Ben
Ben,
I really liked the finish on this one, the smell is a caramel and vanilla combo that was very pleasing. The taste is not sweet and I didn't expect it to be, but the taste hit me like a brick, but not in a bad way!
Otniel
Otniel,
Very sweet smooth taste. Great neat or with ice.
anonymous
anonymous,
Great stuff! It's bold.
Ryan
Ryan,
Very sweet floral/vanilla nose. Caramel-corn and oak on the palate. Short bitter finish, unfortunately. Too sweet then bitter. Try Four Roses if you like sweet without the bitter finish.
anonymous
anonymous,
So smooth
anonymous
anonymous,
Different than any other bourbon I've tried so far
Geoff
Geoff,
Smooth. A treat.
Gregory
Gregory,
Nice sipping whiskey.
anonymous
anonymous,
love it
anonymous
anonymous,
Excellent neat or blended into classic bourbon cocktails. Subtle sweet flavours that satisfy every time
anonymous
anonymous,
The finest bourbon I have tasted, yet.
anonymous
anonymous,
Easy drinker, full bodied and great in an old fashioned
anonymous
anonymous,
The gold standard. Smooth and warm.
Chirag
Chirag,
Strong and hits you nicely
Aleksandr
Aleksandr,
Fire-y after taste
Lynn
Lynn,
Gorgeous sweet bourbon.
anonymous
anonymous,
Lovely smooth sweet bourbon.
anonymous
anonymous,
Enjoyed the vanilla/honey flavor. Quite a smooth finish. Big fan
anonymous
anonymous,
There is a lot of hype.
anonymous
anonymous,
Smooth
anonymous
anonymous,
Good bourbon! Decent regular drinker if you fancy a change from other bourbons or Tennessee whiskey.
Luc
Luc,
Sharp, oaky.
anonymous
anonymous,
Pretty good, sweet and a nice finish
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