The Woodford Reserve Distillery has been distilling on the same site for more than 235 years, making it the oldest Bourbon distillery in Kentucky. Now owned by Brown-Forman—one of America’s largest wine and spirits companies—it has been refitted and set to expand. Since their founding in 1780, the folks at Woodford have been influential in the development and codifying of Bourbon production. In short, they helped invent the spirit as we know and love it today!
To their credit, Brown-Forman are protective of this valuable brand. They are keeping all of the corporate “suits” out of the way and letting the Bourbon-loving employees at Woodford continue to do the Whiskey Voodoo that they do so well. Despite the recent industry boom and new Bourbons appearing all over the place, there are a few premium brands that have been delivering something special forever and a day. Year after year. In the case of Woodford Reserve, that’s century after century. The distillery is still breaking new ground when it comes to crafting truly unique expressions of Whiskey.
Case in point – the Woodford Reserve Double Oaked Bourbon. A twist on the classic Woodford Reserve proves once again that the distillery is still well set in its trailblazing ways. The Bourbon begins its journey like they normally do, in heavily charred oak barrels, before it’s further matured for nine months in new barrels which have been deeply toasted and lightly charred. That adds an entirely different depth of soft, sweet oak character to the expression. The Bourbon is rich, complex and thoroughly enjoyable.
When it comes to combos of tradition, quality, and originality, it doesn’t get much better than this. If you’re a Bourbon fan, you’ll surely appreciate all the subtle flavor nuances that develop because of the “double oaked” procedure plus the tradition and craftsmanship that come with this prestigious brand. Although this is one of the more expensive Bourbons out there, you’re getting your money’s worth, no doubt about it. Sometimes you got to pay a premium to get what you want. And you want the very best, don’t you?
Member Reviews and Ratings of Woodford Reserve Double Oaked
Carmel and spice. It’s oh so nice!!!
Excellent flavor and so so smooth.
Although I'm just a beginner in this club, I have tried and liked quite a few different bourbons/whiskys, but I would put this right there at the top.. I am saving the very top spot, however for something I haven't tried yet, but that will blow me away.
Lots of depth. Very solid bourbon and one of my favorites typically below $50
It’s a good whiskey. Sweet and smooth. Not an everyday thing, but one to have and relax every now and then.
Very smooth, doesn’t give you a harsh burn on the back of your throat. The aroma is strong but the flavor is much lighter. This is my typical sipping bourbon.
This stuff in incredibly unique. Think Werther's Original caramels, or creme brulee. Wonderful. This is the whiskey you have for dessert after sipping other whiskies.
This is my favorite bourbon in the collection right now. The nose is incredible with a nice and sweet vanilla oak. Very, very smooth on the palate with a nice toasted oak, more vanilla, dark chocolate cinnamon and honey. Finish is still smooth but spicy. A must have.
Wow, very vibrant oak and caramel notes hit the palate immediately followed by a sweet vanilla “chaser”. Ends with a pleasant heat....I am impressed
More oak the regular Woodford - very good
Better than Four Roses.
This is a really good bourbon. Much more complex than regular Woodford. Less fruit more oak.
I taste notes of toasted coconut, vanilla, and even toasted marshmallow, which makes this bourbon one of the staples in my cabinet. I tend to like higher proof bourbons, and Double Oaked does not disappoint.
This is at the perfect price-point; you pay the right amount for every beautiful drop, though I could be convinced to pay more for a drink of this quality. If I gave it an overall vibe, it would be a very dark dessert. Oaky and butterscotch. The corn takes a backseat to the other complexities in this dram. This bottle will have a saved place on the shelf.
Definitely a must for any bar! Oak flavor notes are perfectly done.
For the price, there is nothing better! It's my go-to for a mixed drink as well as over ice.
Nice smooth bourbon. Double Oaked is dark and full of vanilla notes. A palate pleasing smooth flavor rolls over your tongue and then a slight hint of spice in the finish. The aroma is the first hint of the taste - strong but even-toned.
Take it from a bourbon novice like me...this is excellent. I really like that the flavors aren't hiding behind the "bourbon" taste. Really, really nice. Mostly sweet on the nose and the tongue.
Dark chocolate, caramel, sweet, woody, one of the best bourbon’s I’ve had. Excellent neat or in a boozy stirred cocktail.
My absolute favorite. Very smooth. I drink it with ice or without.
Sweet Caramel front. Smooth citrus end.
Love this, is one of my regular purchases.
Very smooth; Great neat or on the rocks.
A nice Bourbon! Great sipping whiskey.
This is a go to Bourbon.
Oh my. This was sooooo good.
Perfect for Manhattan
You can definitely tell it’s been double oaked
Received wrong bottle
Pretty Good Smoother than the Rye.
My new #2. Rich and full bodied. Reasonably priced and easy to find.
One of the smoother, oakey bourbons I've tried. Always my go to.
Big money bourbon for a very reasonable price.
A very tasty everyday drinker, not as expensive as others but not as much full flavor. All in all this is a favorite of my 80 proof bottles
The Woodford family is my go to for bourbon. It is smoother and less sweet. This particular bottling is my favorite of their production runs.
Very smooth with notes of cherry. Perfect with a medium bodied cigar.
Really nice, deep, smooth bourbon. Potent but balanced. Tried it at the Craft Spirits Celebration and need to get my hands on a bottle soon....
Deep, rich, and very Oaky. In a good way. Top 3 bourbons. For sure.
One of my Go To sipping bourbon
Very smooth bourbon
One of the best for the price (though your website is about 20% above market level)
Love the nose on this. It's exceptional. One of my favorite bourbons.
Smooth, silky and tasty.
Nice oak flavor. Smooth drinking
Very nice, very smooth & a great price point. A lot more going on from the regular Woodford
Chocolate. Smoky oak. Full bodied with long finish. Great after dinner. Reminds me of a warm campfire.
Complex. Strong but balanced.
Awesome smoked flavor
Oaky front, not excessive bite, sweet finish
Much smoother than the Woodford Reserve Distillers Select. Strong notes of oak, as to be expected from the name. In my top 5 bourbons.
Tart with apple resonating throughout. Bitterness lingers however and is a bit too sharp for my liking. Fairly good drink overall tho.